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I love the explanation about writing and recording at the same time and then "releasing" the songs to the fans. I can understand how it could be deflating to write something that, in the moment, reflects your most personal and raw feelings, and then 6 months later be unmotivated to record it because it feels cringe or "in the past". The idea of giving it to the fans, and performing it later as a "disconnected act" makes sense.

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Yeh, you explained it better than I did! Glad I was able to communicate the idea well enough though :) G

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I loved this part too!! As someone who writes, I often cringe when looking back at old essays and prose, and struggle with the idea of in five years, not liking something I’m writing now. This really reframed it in a super interesting way—definitely will try to look at my own writing through this lens.

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Awesome to learn about the behind the scenes! I discovered LC around the time No Blues released and i’ve been a huge fan ever since. Can’t wait to listen to this remaster on repeat

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Thanks a lot for reading, and being here 10 years down the line. G

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thank you for posting!! love you guy’s music!! is there anywhere i can find the set list for Leeds 2024? super exited to see you guys there and wanted to see if there was a way to see what you all where playing!! xx

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Loved this long-form read! Can't wait for more.

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Really interesting read. Listening to the 2023 master of NB ten years later, I feel like I understand it better. I remember how excited I was to get this CD in the mail as a college freshman, to hear the newest release from my favorite band. I got to fall in love with it all over again. Thanks for sharing all this detailed context for how it came to be produced.

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I saw LC at Harvest Festival in 2013(? I think) in Brisbane, Australia. I was a lost little 20 year old and dragged my sister out at 11am to see that English band who had gotten me through my first failed romances. I hadn’t listened to No Blues yet, and heard most of the tracks live first- I’m so glad I did. The energy of the live set and the medium sized but very enthusiastic crowd cemented in my head that it was okay to bare your soul a bit. I went home and put that album on such a thorough rotation that if you could wear out an mp3 I would have. I’m so glad it exists, I’m so glad you’ve carried on, and I’m so glad I had the guts to go ask for an exceedingly dorky photo of me (helplessly naive, cheesing it) with Gareth (clearly dying from the Australian summer). Anyway I don’t really have a point to all this but I’m enjoying the remaster. May you flower again and again and again.

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this is genuinely the best newsletter yet. fucking amazing.

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There really is no "No Blues" that could sound quite as heartfelt as your remaster! Looking forward to receiving the vinyl.

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Thanks to Tom for the excellent NB re-mastering explainer 🎯

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Really love stuff like this from you guys! It’s so interesting and nice to see genuine behind the scenes things from artists, same reason I loved the universe replied. Cant wait to hear more!

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Thank you! It feels a bit self indulgent, so I'm glad there's an audience for it. G

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Absolutely! And I do agree that no blues is Los Camps! best album, I’ve always thought that. Even if the industry didn’t reflect it, I think you guys pulled it off amazingly. Songs as meaningful as these aren’t made everyday.

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Really interesting interview! Thank you for producing this kind of stuff for us.

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Cheers! It's been fun using Substack so far, and we hope that will continue! G

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No Blues means so much to me. Every song on that album is perfect. I remember the first time I heard it, I was in complete awe of how beautiful is sounded. Not a SINGLE skip on that perfect album.

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Nov 2, 2023·edited Nov 2, 2023

i absolutely love these informative type newsletters, i find them really interesting and, this may say more about me than the newsletters, but can be the highlight of my day sometimes. so long as you guys want to put them out i can assure you we want to read them

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