Newcastle!! I didn’t know that the city looks like a castle indeed! Even our hotel is like a castle. Made of stone and equipped with old windows which allow you to breath fresh air even when you shut them.
Patrick made an extraordinary meal yesterday based on jasmine rice which is always an indicator of success. His Thai Curry is made of ginger, garlic, coriander, mushrooms, sweet potato, zuchinni, coconut milk and oriental spices. I love this band
One of the reasons why it is also great to be touring the UK as a team of six is that we get to play football every day three on three. Petr Cech would be proud if he saw us play.
Let me introduce our PR manager to you. After spending all day networking at The Great Escape, Gabi visits Albert and me in her pyjamas. She sits down on the carpet in our hotel room, arranges her new business cards in front of her and decides to charge her phone. It’s almost 2 am, we’re enjoying a cup of tea and Gabi goes: “I’ve got 32% battery. Do you think it’s enough ’till the morning?”
I love PR managers.
As you can see in the map, we’re gonna have a lot of fun tomorrow on our way to Newcastle. We play at The Cluny 2 on Tuesday 19th May with Kosoti. They told me that Geordies are as good at drinking as they are at football. The only thing we have to solve in the van is whether we’ll bypass London on the left or on the right. I think I’ll let Paul decide.
When it comes to partying with delegates at The Great Escape. France, naturally, shows its wealth. Always remember that going for a run in Calais followed by the French party at The Great Escape is far better than just going for a run in Calais. There is a difference, indeed.
Big thanks to Bee Adamic from Brighton who booked Lake Malawi at Fiddler’s Elbow (AltEscape) and Sofar Sounds at the Pelirocco Hotel today. I missed both gigs. I wasn’t there to help them with the load-in this time. I was at the conference discussing whether managers and roadies could get a cut of bands’ royalties. I’m sure they could if they’re good enough. What do you reckon?
Yesterday, I put on my wellington boots again after six months. It was raining so hard in Brighton when we arrived at The Great Escape, I was really happy to own a pair.
Last night, I nearly put on Jaromir Jagr’s hockey shirt for the Queens Hotel party, but I was too tired to score. I promise tonight is the night. So keep your eyes open
Dear Great Escape stage managers, people have charged us with soundchecking too long before, it’s true. But when it comes to bands at Paganini Ballroom last night, we’re still a group of Michael Phelps clones.
Hello everyone, I think it’s time to start the blog again. I am Vojta managing this band and driving the blue van. I am tall and I love my sister, billiard, alpine skiing and flip-flops whatever the weather. I drive on both sides of the road all over Europe as we spend days and nights together and eat together, of course! The other day, I saw Albert using his iPhone as a knife when he was enjoying his plate of mashed potatoes backstage.
We are getting really busy now because our EP release date is on May 25th!!
I’m so into Albert’s songs like Holidays Forever, Something New or Dear Jack ( the 2009 version ) but there will be a song on the new Lake Malawi album called We Are Making Love Again which almost got me to the top of happiness.
I feel there is so much energy in the band these days, just floating above us, that I’m sure something will happen in June !