I hope this blog finds you in good health and happy spirits.
Well it's nearly the end of 2022 (dare I say that? .. I just did lol) and i've been looking through the progress of she's got claws and what's been achieved (so far)
Please find a few images from 2022 below...
I'd like to say that this year has had its high points, however there were a few bumps in the road (a few i'm not going to mention) which have given us all a huge leap in the air and there aren't many who aren't still seeing the bruises.
I've tried to keep busy throughout this year; releasing Circuit board love album and now writing the remix album, 9 lives. In between this, there's been a lot of activity on patreon and many other social media sites.
Highlights ... Firstly, having a three page spread in the hard copy of Blitzed Magazine. Mik Scarlett did this interview and I'm so thankful that he contacted me.
Releasing Circuit Board Love album. To date, this has the most CD sales of all my releases, Doppelganger coming a close second. CBL is now out of stock.
BBC radio play on BBC Music introducing, the DJ, Alan Raw, has supported SGC for many years, and this year he's literally played most of the SGC songs. I'm so thankful and appreciate all the live interviews and playing SGC songs on his awesome show.
I would also like to thank Big Satsuma Radio and Artefaktor Radio and all of the independent radio stations who are playing She's Got Claws on their many shows, it is truly appreciated.
Film Soundtrack ... with thanks to welsh based film company, Cine North Studios. an independent film company based in Cardiff, for including 2 SGC songs in their short film called Lena. The trailer is now doing the rounds online. The two songs are Louder than Bombs (instrumental) and a sleazy one called 'I Dare You'. The film is about a femme fatale and one man who is drawn into the clutches of this temptress.
Love Lies Bleeding ... This song, taken from the doppelganger album (2020), had a make over, courtesy of Timo (Montage Collective) who's based in Australia. He used to be in a band called Static Icon in the 1990s. He created a fabulous remix and I then asked if he would send over the stems (audio files) of his synth work so i could add them to the original version.
Love Lies Bleeding 2022 is now on soundcloud for you to enjoy. Timo's synths have given the chorus and the ending a new perspective. with thanks also to Andy McCluskey (OMD) for the production on the original version too.
Entering the world of tiktok... Yes there is a SGC TikTok page with videos of my cats and short promo videos of She's Got Claws. Please pop over to have a look and follow.
Patreon... last but certainly not least, She's Got Claws patreon page. I'm so thrilled to have such wonderful support on this profile. We chat and I give away downloads of unreleased songs, bonus tracks, invites to listening parties, free gifts, discounts on releases as a thank you and exclusive news before anyone else knows. Lots of Tiers to choose from too. Please pop over to have a look. Tiers begin from £3 per month, with an option of a free trial on 2 Tiers.
Pop Art Ave Magazine (New York) ... Michael Anthony, who owns this awesome online magazine, has always supported SGC and has created some very cool videos with image and audio clips of SGC songs. Also, he's reviewed the Debut Album and is about to announce 9 Lives on his live you tube feed.
Lowlights ... losing my beautiful cat, Tilly in january, she was just shy of her 22nd birthday in february, where i lit a candle in her memory. they come into your lives and light up your world and then leave a wound which will never truly heal. she will always live in my heart.
Having covid (who hasn't?) at the end/beginning of this year. it wasn't the best welcome into 2022, it took a few months to get my energy back, but slowly i began to focus on releasing Circuit Board Love and making plans for the rest of the year.
War Torn Listening Party... was cancelled, due to the horrifying war in Ukraine. I will be announcing a listening party for this November, just before the release of 9 Lives Album. Patrons are automatically invited.
Has there really been 9 months to this year already? It feels like four or five. Don't you think it has flown by?
This year hasn't finished with any of us yet, we have a few months left, and I need to get everything ready for the release of 9 Lives album on 28 November.
I thought I would blog and add a few photos in the gallery too.
Huge thanks to everyone who supports She's Got Claws.
With much love and best wishes,
Micci (mickey) xxx
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