WINTER WONDERLAND & BIG WAVE SURFING! http://musicfestivals.ie/bands-for-festivals/mark-black-the-trips/ Hey all, Weve been really busy putting final touches to the album and getting the artwork sorted. We recorded “Ghosts In The Fire” with producer Dave Christophers in his Dublin Studio and the song is sounding great right now. Highlights of the past month have been Monroes in Galway, the Eurosurf event in Bundoran and of course the Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues Festival. Weve started working on some videos to go along with singles from the album and very excited about the direction they are going. Filmmaker Dave Mottershead from Mully Productions will be working with us on a video for he song “Leave Without a Trace”. Dave has just spent the last year completing his documentary on Ireland First ever Big Wave surfing Contest “High Pressure” and the film is a spectacular piece of work. It”ll scare the hell out of ya, really extreme big
scary surfing scenes from Irelands West coast. Not for the faint hearted. Anyways Ive been working on the soundtrack and score for the film and it should be on screens fairly soon. Check out High Pressure on vimeo for the trailer, its awesome stuff. In the next month we will be doing a little tour taking in the south west coast Kerry, Killarney on the 1st and 2nd for some gigs including the Homegrown Music Festival at the INEC and also and making a trip out west to Clifden to Mullarkeys on 3 Dec. On the 4th Dec we will be in Dublin for a gig at the Winter Wonderland Festival playing in the Spiegel Saloon with our good friends Odd Socks Revival.
After that there will be another series of gigs over Christmas and the new year, will keep you posted! All the best for now, start getting those scarfs and hats out and we”ll see you on the road somewhere soon. Cheers, Mark Back & The Trips