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Even More “Live To Fight Another Day” updates!!!

“The universe is telling us this should probably be an album and not an EP”

  • these words were uttered by Chris Szkup recently when we were in discussions as to what was actually happening behind the scenes……the end result, forget the 2xEP idea, we’re full steam ahead on album #2 “Live To Fight Another Day”….and then some….
writing sessions in 2010 where we wrote “King A.W.O.L”, “In These Quiet Moments” and “It’s All About The Music”
  • Late 2018 should hopefully see the release of at least one single from The Feckers – there is the plan to release another one in 2019 with an official conceptual video, we are in talks with an up and coming director about this at the moment (we like the idea of working with someone young and full of the ideas rather than some tired boring old bossy bastard!)

 

  • Recording of “Live To Fight Another Day” see’s a few more special guest cameo’s (more on them later) have happened this time around – both Chris and I have had a few pinch ourselves moments already.

 

  • Early-Mid 2019 we hope to wrap the 13 tracks we are working on for the album (we’re also writing for the next one).

 

  • Dennis Leeflang is mixing/co-producing “Live To Fight Another Day” – and if he isn’t sick of us after that we will keep him onboard for the next album (we did mention there will be a 3rd album didn’t we?)  – note: Dennis is still playing the drums.

 

  • We are very pleased that we have the wonderful Dan Verkys back onboard to bring the artwork to life – I am pretty good at conjuring up ideas but totally crap at making them a happening thing, so it’s great that we have a guy of this nature onboard as part of the team.

 

  • On the talent front, a lot of the team that were on our debut album will be back in some form, Chris and I have had fun working out who’s playing/singing what – bouncing around ideas back and forth is always a fun thing for us – sometimes we have so many ideas that it leads us to planning for the future as well….

 

  • So how are the sessions going you may ask…..you may also get an answer, and that would probably be (if you happened to ask)….fucking brilliantly! The energy levels are pretty high while things are going on – so much so that I have been running on less than my usual bugger all sleep, fielding emails, checking out mixes….flicking mp3’s, wav’s and all that technical good shit to the four winds has been a fun ride so far, and we really are only getting warmed up :p
“don’t forget the lyric sheet”
  • I recently had a recording session with Rob Smith engineering the vocal takes – it was good to be back in the swing of things as it has been quite some time since I last had a crack at something, what made this even more fulfilling was that both my best friend and my daughter were on hand to do a bit of backing vocal singing type stuff, miracles do happen…..

 

  • special thanks especially to Chris, Dennis, Rob, Uncle Pauly and Roy for helping to kick the ass out of these songs….

 

cheers for now, yours in Feckery – Richard

 

Live To Fight Another Day (2019)

Currently we are tracking for our 2nd album release – Ponch Satrio applied the pressure for The Feckers to get a single out this year, so will be doing that, as well. This is what the track listing is looking like (although the order may be different come release time):

The Feckers – Live To Fight Another Day (2019)

1. Love Them Or Hate Them ft Roy (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
2. Devil’s Lament ft Roy (R.Smith, C.Szkup, R.Anderson)

3. Out Here In The Real World ft Roy (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
4. In These Quiet Moments ft Irene (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
5. Live To Fight Another Day ft Chris & Richard (C.Szkup, R.Anderson, D.Austin)
6. King A.W.O.L ft Chris & Richard (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
7. Pardon Me ft Roy (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
8. This Is What We Do ft Roy & Richard (R.Smith)
9. Acca Dacca Thing ft Roy (C.Szkup)
10. Walk To Destiny ft Alexey (A.Spectre, R.Anderson, arr: C.Szkup)
11. Don’t Mind If We Do ft Roy (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
12. Never Wasted ft Rob & Richard (R.Smith, R.Anderson)
13. Opus de Feckery: Renegade Part One ft Yohei (A.Spectre, R.Anderson, arr: C.Szkup)

Project Co-Ordination by Richard Anderson & Chris Szkup
Produced and Arranged by Chris Szkup

Richard Anderson – Lyrics, Concepts, Composition, Vocals, Backing Vocals
Chris Szkup – Composition, Arrangements, Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Backing Vocals
Dennis Leeflang – All Drums
Rob Smith – Musical Composition, Guitars, Backing Vocals
Paul Jolley – Piano, Keyboards
Matt Szkup – Bass
Tommy Denander – Guitars
Ponch Satrio – Guitars
Pat Valley – Guitars
Matteo Bucca – Guitars
David Austin – Musical Composition

Lead Vocals:

Roy Bratbakken – “Love Them Or Hate Them”, “Devil’s Lament”, “Out Here In The Real World”, “Pardon Me”, “This Is What We Do”, “Acca Dacca Thing”, “Live To Fight Another Day” & “Don’t Mind If We Do”
Richard Anderson – “King A.W.O.L” & “Live To Fight Another Day” & “Never Wasted”,
Chris Szkup – “King A.W.O.L” & “Live To Fight Another Day”
Irene Slade – “In These Quiet Moments”
Alexey Spectre – “Walk To Destiny”
Rob Smith – “Live To Fight Another Day”, “Never Wasted”
Kayla Driskel – “Live To Fight Another Day”
Yohei Eto – “Opus de Feckery: Renegade Part One”

Backing Vocals:

Chris Szkup, Richard Anderson & Rob Smith

Additional Backing Vocals:

Kayla Driskel, Jordy Gibson, Kyle Work-Baldwin & Mark “Chopper” Smith

Artwork designed by Dan Verkys based on a concept by Richard Anderson