Tuesday, January 27, 2009


don't believe everything you read........

just a quick one to say thanks for sticking with us thru these crazy times(yes i am fully aware the record is taking fucking ages to come out!) but we are on the case and working our arses off....
its sounding amazing....but i would say that.
we are 75% done and racing (not rushing) to get this finished as soon as we can.
sorry there havent been more video blogs but everytime we get one done we are told we cant use it cos myspace wont tolerate foul language...welsh we are! theres fuck all going on anyway......watch any other bands boring studio blog and you can be pretty sure we are doing the same thing.....we would just be looking waaaay better doing it.
the usual playing guitar,tuning guitar,playing a little bit,tuning it some more....wow,just imagine if you had video footage of that.....you would be stoked!
anyways i gotta go and tune a guitar!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


so today is my first day off in over a month.im pretty fucking beat.
its been an awesome start to the record,drum tracks and lee's guitars are done.we start bass tomorrow.
we are kind of doing things backwards so lee can go home and be dad,(we usually do bass and mikes guitars first)but so far everything is sounding amazing,lee did a great job and would have got it all done in record time if the fucking guitars stayed in tune.....
anyways, im afraid there isnt any crazy news to report,we are just chipping away everyday,heads down and keeping our eyes on the prize.

i would like to say goodbye to ilan......i watched new regime at spaceland last night and it was pretty awesome,the kid sickens me.... he can play everything better than i could if i practiced 23 hours a day for 10 years...its beyond!
he recorded the drum tracks for all 15 songs in 2 days..the kid's a machine and im gonna miss the little fucker.
its pretty crazy that he is joining one of my fav bands,i was obsessed with the NIN during the 90s,i can only wish him well and hope he is good for getting me some plus 1's at their shows!
im gonna go chill up a bit.
just letting you guys know whats going on...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


we didn't start on oct 1st!
we start in november,so until then i am going to be mainly doing fuck all...
all the the songs are written,we are ready to go!
see ya next year!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

"hey stu! whats going on!?"

not a whole lot,broski!

i cant believe i have been home almost 3 weeks...jebus!

the liberation transmission tour is over and im both stoked and gutted....
we have played some of the most memorable shows of our career in the last 2 years since the record came out,it has been a total fucking howdy doody..
the arena shows were awesome,download was amazing,the warm up shows are always amazing,V fest was amazing,AMAZING!we totally missed lee on the 2nd show of V but he had some family worries, but everything turned out ok and thats the main thing.

its weird doing shows without someone,like missing an arm or something....luckily it was mikes birthday that day so birthday boy got all the guitar love!
riffmeister plus!

playing japan is always awesome,got to watch prodigy and they were top class,i was a wee bit drunk so i got my freaky deaky on,it was fucking stellar!
jamie knows all the moves man!

got to hang in japan with KIGH who are fun dudes and always stylin'....met up with the beat union who wanted a bit of mischeif and got it....got to laugh at the dudes from trivium,who take things waaay too seriously,bless em.....got on more broken down buses than is funny,took more flights than supes, and then in paris i got to see rage against the machine.which was nice!

i wont list all the bands we have hung with and friends i have made over the last couple of years but its been good fucking times,lemme tell you.


so right now we are currently waiting to go into the studio,we are aiming to start oct1 st and bash out the songs quick stylee,we would have started the day we finished touring but studios and producers have these bizzare things called schedules.....
what the fuck is that!?
all the songs are written,we are gonna spend a week fine tuning and then we are gonna bash it out,we want to get this record out as quick as humanly possible while keeping the glorious standard that which we are known for!!(insert insult here)
its gonna be amazing,ian has some awesome shit on this record,you guys are gonna be super double stoked.... the rest of us will be backing him up like motherfuckers!
tally ho

....thats all the info we gots right now!

we already recorded a bunch of stuff with funky john feldmann last year but felt we maybe rushed into the studio too quick.(it was about 10 months after lib tran came out)
right now who knows which songs will make the record?......well actually,the BEST fucking songs will make the record!


since i got home i have been building a small bedrrom studio(small) in my house,
(my daughter stole my studio room,how selfish!!!haha)
me and my buddy justin have been mixing an EP that mike, ian and myself produced for our good friends "the new 1920".
its fucking storming even if i do say so myself!it was recorded in a garage in the quickest possible time to keep it full of flavour.the guys did a blinding job.
we are mastering monday so it should be on the interlog the next fucking day!

$$$SHAMELESS PROMOTION$$$.......(but fuck it,its for our fellow welshmen,we gots to stick together!)
here goes...

check http://www.myspace.com/thenew1920 for new tunes coming soon...just get on there and show em the love,tell em i sent you!
like i said awesome guys,awesome tunes....awesome!

just mixed a b side for attack attack which may or may not be on their new single,
good news is their single is free so go to http://www.myspace.com/attackattackband to check shit out.
album is out soon!
im told you can get a free single download from http://vista.streamguys.com/jspiewak/aa_test.wma.
share the wealth...

also go check out our buddies FFAFs new shit,romesh their producer(who is turning into wales premier studio wizard!), sent me some new songs and obviously its fucking pretty rad shit!
i dont need to post links for this do i?you guys already got em im sure!
......pretty gutted gareth left FFAF,it was always good times seeing him at festivals and watching him rock out,but i know he is onto new things,so i wish him the best.

im spent.......

im going to disneyland with cada!

Sunday, July 6, 2008


i know its old news but nobody is more bummed than i am that the ian watkins i know and love isnt the ian watkins that is going to appear on 'desperation on ice.....ICE!" or whatever the fuck its called.booooo!i spat out my pipe when i first read that lil nugget.i was on the bat phone to HQ to please tell me it was true!but alas,my dreams were quashed.....
it would have been high-fucking-larious........he's got the moves fo' sho!
just think of the panto oppurtunities he could have had!
its probably the welsh dude from steps,bless him.......ah well,if he cant do it we could get the dude from the ordinary boys to do it,im sure he would.....what happened bro?first album was fucking killer!

celebrity.... man,its a shit business.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

cool beans

where do i begin?
download was fucking redonkulous,i almost got my ass burn burned(ouch) by pyros a few times but if im gonna be a stuntman when i grows up thems the breaks.
cool beans.

call me crazy but i still prefer the small club shows tho,not just because people are kind enough to buy me jager red bull bombs before i go onstage,but it does help and is of course appreciated!!!
thanks yous..
its been a crazy couple of months,we have all been working our asses off on the album,continually writing and demoing and driving our selves crazy batshit in the process.....i have dipped my toes into the world of producing again,i recorded an album for up and coming welsh band(nepotism anyone?)attack attack in just over 2 weeks with lil mikey lewis and BFF justin hopfer on mixing and co poroducing duities.justin is the shit.
......welsh bands in LA is always good times for shennanigans,needless to say there was too much booze drunk and nudity,alas no arrests.check attack blogs for cock aksh...unless they ar escared of their size.
also been producin some other bands that im sure you are gonna hear about soon,fucking sweet times.
not a lot else has been happening,my daughter is now 20 months old and already giving me lip,a ferndale girl through and through!she is beyond beautiful and i sure am a lucky chappy.
been listening to the new autolux on repeat along with new no age and the new weezer song is a return to form that i never saw coming,good work crazy rivers bastard.
like everyone else i have been watching iron man and the hulk and any other geek bait i can get my pies on,i go to a press screening to the dark knight this week so naa naa naa,its pays to suck dick.

Sunday, May 18, 2008