We are premiering a new LIVE music video, recorded at the bottom of a big cave in the Mendips today at 10.30am on YouTube. Tune in here to see it: https://youtu.be/yMy9kAHd880. Here's a little of the story behind the film....

When we were reading Underland for the first time we were taken completely by surprise that my cousin, Sean Borodale, was one of Robert's first guides into the underland. I had had no idea that he was a caver and was embarrassed that I was fi...

Pete Townshend starts putting down tracks on the next The Bookshop Band album.

Last April some of you may remember that we sent out a newsletter directing people to Beth's IndieGoGo fundraising campaign to record a new solo album with her band Beth Porter & The Availables. As part of the process she changed the band name changed to Marshes, but it is now finished!!  The CDs arrived yesterday and the vinyl should appear next week - and we are all about to do a tour to bring it into the world. 

So although th...

No one ever played or sang anything good before 11am in the morning, so recording sessions don't start till then either. (Please feel free to prove me wrong with examples). Beth's dad Tim had offered to come down to look after Molly while we worked, but we all went up to the studio together - Molly toddling around all the precariously balanced vintage microphones, reaching out to twang Pete's beautiful selection of guitars. 

The start to any recording session...

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