We recorded King of Crows at Yellow Arch Studios in Sheffield, choosing to record the four tracks on the EP live, as an authentic representation of what you might chance upon if you attend one of our shows.
Once recorded, we did not tamper with the songs in the mix, other than a little necessary ‘housekeeping’ (we assumed nobody wanted to hear us discussing socks and chocolate). The back cover of the EP reads thus:
The first 100 physical copies of King of Crows were hand-finished, limited edition, signed, vinyl-look CDs; they are very special but, if you missed out on one of those, it is still possible to download a digital copy of the EP from our Bandcamp.
KING OF CROWS / CANDLE-BLIND / MR. JONES (FEAR OF FALLING) / ONCE BITTEN, TWICE SHY
We choose not to haemorrhage every note we conceive across the wonderful world of social media but, we do have an insatiable predilection for playing live, at every possible opportunity. In search of a faithful echo to reflect this passion, we challenged ourselves to record all four tracks for our first EP live, on the same day.
If you are looking for a recording that has been picked apart and scoured to death in production you are going to be disappointed. Aside from some minimal but entirely necessary tweaks, this is an authentic portrayal of how Braver than Fiction actually sound – up close and personal.
We hope that you enjoy it and that you will be encouraged to venture out to one of our gigs and support the live scene!
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