Getting ready!

February 2013:

We are so freakin’ excited about stepping onto the stages of Liverpool after what feels like a fun forever of preparations, and that’s not even the only cool thing happening these days. Our new single “Hide For Cupid” will be released as a free download on Valentine’s Day (February 14th) 2013, and “One Addiction” (featured in this video) will follow shortly after. Yay!

Confirmed Liverpool dates:
Feb. 19th: The Brink
March 9th: Zanzibar
March 14th: The Paul McCartney Auditorium, LIPA

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See you soon!

Audrey.

Video:
All Film & Photos are shot by the beautiful Dolly Williams and edited by me. 🙂

Dolly

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Presenting: The new Ever Anew!

Finally!

The whole band is finally in place, and I can’t wait to start playing live with these awesome awesome guys! We were lucky enough to get to keep Kristian from the EP Launch (WUHU!!), but the rest of the players are brand spankin’ new to the table. Ready? Embrace the boys! ❤

Kristian Barli
Kristian is the only other Norwegian in the bunch, and he is a wizard on keys. He’s a busy boy, and has a lot of different balls in the air – bands and musicals and you name it – and we are lucky to have him. I’m looking forward to having his flair sprinkled all over the (Ever A)new songs!

Kobi Pham
Kobi first contacted me about playing at the release gig, but Will Rogers was already on the job then. Since Will is busy doing his own stuff this year I emailed Kobi when the time came to re-group, and he jumped straight on it. He is so great, he is passionate about the music and has lots of good ideas. Before I even asked him to join he had bought the EP off iTunes and learned two of the songs just because he liked them…! He also found the rest of the bunch for us, so YAY Kobi!

Wana Shibemba
Awesome guy, loves the music, comes prepared and knows his shit. Just look at him. Fierce! Haha, but seriously, he is one funky mofo.

Elliot Chapman
Elliot was the last piece of the puzzle, and we had one hell of a first rehearsal on Wednesday. He is going to bring some electronic kit-bits in very soon, so we can play around with awesome sounds. Way cool.

Daniel Drumm
And of course you know Dan. He has been coming up with some fantastic song ideas lately, and we are pretty much writing every day now. We’re totally on the same page with the sound, and I am loving the new songs. Which you will hear soon enough by the way. 😉

We’ve only had one rehearsal all together, but it was a great rehearsal. It is so fantastic to play with a band where everyone is involved, enthusiastic, likes the music and puts the work in between rehearsals! Yes!! We got through Hide Away and Any Day Now last week, and I’m already looking forward to playing Nothing I Could Do and Free on Wednesday. And then, on to the new stuff!

We might try some covers eventually as well – there’s so many amazing bands out there at the minute!! Such as, you say, and I won’t disappoint. The bands I can’t live without right now are Active Child, Everything Everything, Alt-J and Dear Pariah, to name a few. And if you like music, which you do because you’re human, you should seriously check them out.

It’s good to be back, and you will see a lot more of me in the weeks to come. I hope you already follow us on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram (everaudrey) and wherever else we live!

Lots of love,
One Happy Audrey.

Dear Pariah

There’s this girl, right. Her name is Charlie, and we go way back.

See? Way back.

Sometimes her hair is brown, sometimes it’s blond.

See? Blondie.

Sometimes she is smiling, sometimes her hair is red and she sulks like a toddler.

See? What a couple of sulky bitches.

None of this really matters. The point is that Charlie has a voice to die for, one that, once you get blown away by it once, you’d recognise anywhere. She also writes heart wrenching lyrics, and has an amazing musicality, vision and sense for harmony. Her music has feeling. And after a bunch of changes in name, sound and crew (sounds familiar), she has now finally released her very first EP, under the name “dear pariah“.

I hope I have made you curious enough to go check this ridiculously talented chick out – I guarantee you’ll be happy you did. I ordered a copy of the EP as soon as it was out, and within 48 hours it was in my mailbox.

See? Super service! ❤

There’s a lot you can do without spending the £5 on an actual copy as well (but come on, £5 is not a lot to support such great music) – you can listen to the songs in full, see a bunch of really cool and artistic videos, and get to know the absolute darling that is Charlie Hinchcliff. Just go here. Knock yourself out.

Now that my work here is done, I’m gonna go back to listening to dear pariah – again and again and again (are you getting the stalker vibes yet Charlie?)…

Enjoy, peeps!

Audrey.

More than a Dream

The old “AudreyWilsen” website disappeared when the band went from “I” to “we” and changed domains, and so symbolically we start over, with a brand new website and blog to go with the new name. Fresh start and all that. So welcome to the wagon – I hope you’re coming along for the ride. ;-P

Not a lot has been going on this summer. We have done a couple of great acoustic gigs in Norway, sold a few EPs to some very lovely people and even had the EP played on Norwegian radio, and right now we are happy to be back in Liverpool to focus and look ahead. Our last year at LIPA is approaching through the woods with gigantic, noisy troll steps, and come September we will have our hands full getting a live band together and planning the year in a little more detail than the somewhat vague To-Do-List we’ve got going on at the minute…;

  • Get a band together
  • Write new songs
  • Gig a lot

Since Ever Anew has only been “a thing” for the last six months or so, and since this is a brand new blog, why don’t I give you the whole story. The short version of course. The synopsis, if you will. See, Ever Anew is just one chapter in a long story about a girl who just wouldn’t shut up. A story about passion, dreams, love and friendship and, most importantly, about finding yourself, again and again, and realising that you will always be one step ahead of yourself, always looking, ever changing; Ever Anew. To me, it means that no matter how much you change, you always keep a part of “before” with you, and braid it into the new. Many parts, actually. And you need people close to you to remind you who you were, and accept who you’re becomingEver Anew is my story.

There, I went all deep on you. Wasn’t gonna. But you know. What’s a little honesty between friends?

So. What has Ever Anew managed to pull off so far then?

Well, after a whole lot of highs, lows and hard work, there was obviously the EP release – Big success. Not in the commercial sense really, we didn’t in any way sell out all the EPs or draw a massive audience or anything – but that wasn’t the goal either. It was a truly magical night with friends and family in the audience, on stage, and behind the scenes to share and celebrate our Big Day. Which is exactly what we wanted it to be. It really was the day that Ever Anew officially became something more than a dream.
(do you want a copy?)

 

 

 

After the launch of the EP, Dan and I did a couple of acoustic gigs in Norway. I love coming back to the warmth and support of my home town and hearing my songs on the radio (whoopee!), and I am so glad they keep inviting me back to play and share. Best audience ever! This time around we met some cool people, saw some amazing bands, and me personally, I learned that I have a second cousin who sounds EXACTLY like Neil Young. Fancy that.

 

 

That pretty much sums up Ever Anew so far; we can’t wait to get started again and to start gigging properly, with a full band and a box of EPs by our side!

See you there?

Get one! ;-P