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This one is For Your Eyes Only, Mr Bond.

What do Connery, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan and Craig have in common? They’re far better at running around looking serious than Owen is! 😉

So back in March last year, Andrew Curry from CurryCuts approached us to record a bonus track for his “Songs Bond Songs” covers project, and gave us one of the unused James Bond theme songs to tackle. Although Sheena Easton’s track made the final rushes, Blondie also wrote a song for “For Your Eyes Only” – one of their classic guitar-driven post-punk pop tracks.

So we took it and Bondified it to the extreme! Andrea took on the vocals, while Owen pulled as many Bond-Thematic tricks as he could from the book for the music. And nearly 18 months on, we’ve finally made a video to go with it! Filmed on two continents and in three countries (I’m sure we could have done better with a bit more time), and with a few easter eggs for the eagle-eyed, here’s our slightly tongue-in-cheek homage to Bond films past and present! We hope it will leave you a little stirred, not shaken. 🙂

Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go? Wild Mountain Thyme for the picking.

During Andrea’s 2018 visit to the UK, we heard this song live, and decided to give it our own flavour.  It’s a “traditional” Scottish song, based on The Ballad of Balquhidder (Tannahill) and with words roughly similar to those written by McPeake and McPeake.  With some traditional Scottish scenery to match!

So he’s lying on top again … just like Gepetto …

A few years ago, Owen was asked to create a backing for a cover of this song for a weekly song challenge. He rose to the occasion with the full Owen treatment.

As it happens, Belly are currently touring the UK and US, so he figured it was high time to dust off that old backing track, convince Andrea to help throw some new vocals at it, and give it the Aeon Wanderers treatment!

Pedestal – it’s a long way down!

Written, recorded and videographed (?) in under two weeks, this is a “two week challenge” song. Owen chose the title, handed it to Andrea, who created lyrics for a verse and chorus, and handed them back to Owen (with a snippet of suggested melody), who took that to create the music and make a demo, around which the rest of the lyrics were crafted. We opted for a fairly low-key video this time. 🙂

Fill your nest – the Magpie is back already!

No sooner did we mention our first original song “Magpie” (see below) than we made a video to go with it!  🙂  There’s definitely a bird theme going on just now!


Of Cardigans and Cuckoos…

We were invited to do a song for a tribute remake of The Cardigans 1996 album, “First Band On The Moon”. Here’s our adaptation of the opening track, “Your New Cuckoo”, with a little video of our own invention added for fun! 🙂  Andrea sings lead, and created all the green-screen video segments, while Owen created the musical backdrop and animated video segments.

You can hear the full tribute album, recreated by a plethora of talented types, here:

One for sorrow… There’s a Magpie stealing shiny things

Magpie is an original song recorded last year for our in-progress album.  It’s also the first song we co-wrote!  We’re very pleased to post it on our new Bandcamp page: where a small selection of originals are available to listen to.

This Woman’s Work

This Kate Bush song originally featured in the 1988 film “She’s Having A Baby”, and was released on album and as a single in 1989. It’s sung from the viewpoint of a father-to-be waiting to hear news from the emergency room – we took inspiration for the video from the original music video for the song, which was itself inspired by the film.

A little bit of acting and a little bit of photoshop help us along the way!

81 Minutes – 28 years on from the biggest art heist in history

28 years ago, on 18th March 1990, the world’s largest art theft took place in Boston, MA. It took 81 minutes to extract $500M+ worth of art.  Since we were both unusually in the same place at the same time last week, we took our proximity to the location of the heist and its anniversary as a challenge to write a song featuring the titles of the lost artworks.

Recorded while away from our usual studio facilities, and filmed on location at the Isabella Gardner Museum, here’s our rapidly-created commemoration of the robbery. The museum retains the empty frames on display to this day, marking the losses, and in the hope of the works’ eventual return.


Did you find what you were seeking?
Did you write your study for the programme?
Did you see reflections in a
portrait of the artist as a young man?

Mounted jockeys three are leaving
From the paddock
, breaking down the last fence.
Did you see them joining the procession
on a road near Florence

Eighty-one minutes, the concert will be free
Lost like an eagle in the storm upon the sea
Eighty-one minutes, men in blue are round the back
Coming to liberate a lady and gentleman in black.

Did you fall into the landscape
Where the needle
pointed to the sky?
Did the ghost of Isabella
Come and look you in the eye?

Did you eat your fill of doughnuts?
Did you drink a magnum of champagne?
Does your legacy in total
Just add up to thirteen empty frames?

Eighty-one minutes, the concert will be free
Lost like an eagle in the storm upon the sea
Eighty-one minutes, men in blue are round the back
Coming to liberate a lady and gentleman in black.

Observers are left contemplating
These spaces left silently waiting,
Hanging on elegant walls that were once picturesque.
Reminders of costly mistakes,
The errors that good men can make,
Are mocking you now from the chair sitting under your desk.

Eighty-one minutes, the concert will be free
Lost like an eagle in the storm upon the sea
Eighty-one minutes, men in blue are round the back
Coming to liberate a lady and gentleman in black.

(Bold elements refer to the titles of artworks – italics refer to elements of the heist or other historic events connected with the museum, such as the opening banquet.)

Tonight We Fly! Literally.

The video for our cover of The Divine Comedy’s “Tonight We Fly” required some actual flight to make. The curse of having bandmates who live 3000 miles apart. 😉