When our powers combine…

Willow Sea Studios and Saff Mastering have partnered up to offer excellent-value rates and a guaranteed three week turnaround time to clients and musicians seeking mastering services. Given that Carl Saff’s normal waiting list is 3-4 months long, this is an incredible deal.

Carl’s been my mastering engineer of choice since day one, offering uncompromising quality and second-to-none customer service at highly competitive rates.

His client list includes labels such as Sub Pop, Merge, Matador, Drag City & Asthmatic Kitty, to name a few.

Check out www.saffmastering.com for more info about mastering, past clients etc.

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Woo! Grounds For Invasion album funded!

GFI Fund IT Thank you

Amazingly, Grounds For Invasion Fund It campaign exceeded it’s target in only 72 hours. A huge thank you to all who funded.

Don’t forget, if you pre-order merchandise (CDs, posters, T-shirts) via the Fund It page, shipping is on us. That’s a pretty sweet deal!

Here’s the link:


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Jesus, Electric Picnic was AGES ago

Grounds For Invasion are crowd-funding the mastering and CD printing costs for the album. In 36 hours, we’ve reached 47% of our target. Whopper. Click the link to find out more.


We’re also currently booking dates around Ireland for the month of November to give the album a push. We’ve a few dates confirmed, there’ll be more news here and on groundsforinvasion.com when we’ve a block of gigs to announce.


I’m thrilled to be taking over bass guitar duties in Stephen Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys, who have been one of my favourite bands since I was at their first gig in the long long ago. We’re playing a Guinness Amplify gig in Fibbers, Eyre Square, Galway on Sept 22nd, then a charity festival in Clonboo, Co. Galway on Sept. 26th.

Here’s the fucking brilliant video for Stephens current double-A side single ‘Uganda’


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Willow Sea & Guests, 21:30, Electric Picnic, Sunday

Huge congrats to Pourtraits for winning the King of the Mic rap battle in Dublin last week. Awesomely, he’ll be supporting Xzibit and B-Real in the Voodoo Lounge on September 25th. Pourtraits is playing the Earthship Stage at Electric Picnic on Sunday at 22:00 as part of Willow Sea & Guests.

If you’re at the Picnic, you should come check him out. He’s an amazing lyricist, and the kid can spit that shit like nobody’s business.


Also guests of Willow Sea are the folktacular New Pope, and the weirdly sexy Broken Hounds. It’s going to be brilliant.

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Grounds For Invasion album wrapped

Hooray! We finished recording the vocals for GFI’s debut album yesterday. I’ve a couple of days to finish mixing it and then it’s off to the marvelous Carl Saff for mastering next week. It’s scheduled for release in November, we’re plotting a tour of Ireland around that time to get the word out.

In the meantime, two of the new tracks will be getting their live debut at Citóg in The Cellar, Galway on August 27th, before we play our biggest gig to date on the Body & Soul Stage at Electric Picnic on Saturday, August 30th.


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