I’ve had a bit of a long running love affair with Little Bay. They were one of the first bands I got to know when I started writing about music in Glasgow a couple of years back. Now they’re more friends than some people in a band I know. Which is pretty cool. They’re also still a band. Which is also cool.
I was asked along to take some photographs of the band as they rehearsed prior to recording their new EP and I was surprised to hear just how different the new tracks sound compared to their old material. The mid-temp melancholia seems to have been replaced with a more upbeat and dynamic approach. I’m thoroughly excited to hear the finished result. It’s good to see the band “back in action” for lack of a better clichéd phrase.
It was also nice to be back in Berkeley because I’m a wimp and most band rehearsal spaces require a tetanus shot and several layers of clothing to enter. Berkeley has vending machines. And light which makes taking photos a lot easier. It was also my first chance to get to play with my new flash. ETTL is a god send. Who knew? Though clearly it takes some getting used to.