We are back online with a new .co domain!
Our old .com domain suffix expired 2 years ago and was unfortunately poached (it is currently being sold for $2,000), so we decided to move to the new url thecamerawalls.co. We will devote some time updating this site and expect some new music from us this year.
Clem, Venj, Law & Bach
Photos by Kit De Silva of Ophelia and Co.
We are excited to give you all a taste of what is to come in the new album that we will be working on this year. Leading us to expedite the arrangement and recording of a new song called “BOYS IN THE BACKROOM.” After a couple of rehearsals, we scheduled a whole-day recording session on the 24th of January at Sonic State Audio with their usual suspects of producers and engineers guilty behind the recordings of all Camerawalls releases. The result is quite unexpected, a striking new dish on our menu!
Tell us what you think by tuning in to JAM 88.3 on Monday, February 6 at 4:30PM for the Single Premier and on Tuesday, February 7, 4PM onwards for a live interview and performance to talk about the making of the single and our upcoming concert in Music Museum on March 15.
Tickets to ABOVE THE WEATHER, the first major concert of The Camerawalls (with Bryan Estepa and a 16-piece String Orchestra) is available at Music Museum Ticketron, Jorge’s Portrait Studio, and online at http://thecamerawalls.eventbrite.com.
Contact Antonette of Lilystars Records for inquiries, payment options and ticket meet-ups. RSVP to the Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1654280958197796
Hello! We have a lot of great news to report since our last update. First, we welcome guitarist Venj Gatmaitan to the band! He is a very talented musician and we are very happy for him to join us! This decision came shortly after our first comeback gig at 70s Bistro last December 10 where we invited him to session for us on lead guitars.
Incidentally, Venj happens to be one of the collaborators in my solo project Dragonfly Collector where he did excellent work on electric and upright bass guitars on all the recorded tracks. You will soon hear his contribution to The Camerawalls in the new single we are working on.
We are hitting the studio this week to record a brand new single with the working title “Boys In The Backroom.” Expect it to drop sometime on February with a grittier sound and approach to songwriting.
From L-R: Bach Rudica, Venj Gatmaitan, Clementine, Law Santiago. Photo by Angelo Maniquis. Clothing by Loyal.
In the meantime, you can still purchase discounted early bird tickets online to our first major concert at the Music Museum on March 15 entitled “Above The Weather” by following this link: http://thecamerawalls.eventbrite.com
Thank you for taking your valuable time to visit and read our news. If you don’t mind, please share with your friends. From Law, Bach, Venj and yours truly, have a great day!
And so it happened. It was partly intimate, partly nostalgic. It also felt like the four-year inactivity never happened. A little rusty yes, but nothing a few immersion in our rehearsal space can't fix. But most importantly, we had fun. Seeing old friends/fans (some of them flew to Manila), brother bands who supported, meant a lot to us. We played to a full house despite the busy December weekend. And we debuted a new guitarist (who is actually the bassist of Dragonfly Collector) to back us up, after learning my guitar stylings as well as that of Johnny Marr's with only a few weeks notice. It was indeed a wonderful evening and we are really glad to be back.
A couple of weeks after our Southeast Asian Tour in August 2012, we decided to cool-off from months of promotion and gigs that burnt-out all of us. Personally, the only time I don't consider being in a band as work is when we are creating and recording new music. It never fails to excite me. Gigging on the other hand is different, sometimes tiring, sometimes disappointing. Being an indie band in the ever-changing music industry landscape is very challenging. So I took my leave and went on a five-month vacation in the US to rest and contemplate. I encouraged my band mates to focus on their work, family and other interests.