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New Track Up on YouTube! (Banjo-Kazooie)

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Yes – that’s right – we’ve uploaded a new track. We actually got together and fully recorded a song. It’s been a long time, and we’ve all been very busy with various things on a personal and professional level – but we’ve finally found the time to get back together and we’ll be finding much more time to do so going forward.

Over a full year on. Yeah. We know. What happened? Well, life happened. I’m very busy with my work – I’m a freelancer who writes about games – so is Lloyd, and Sam is studying for a degree in music technology (something you’ll see reflected, I think, in the quality of our work going forward) and we’re both also super busy with our lives in general. That said, we’re finding a little more time now. We’re doing more. We’ve got several exciting mixes lined up that we’ve all been toiling away on arranging during our hiatus. I hope you look forward to them.

As for the rest… We’re still planning to get a limited run of CDs printed, and we’ll still be releasing downloads of all tracks free via this site. A download of this is coming after I do a final, final mix of it. In the meantime, enjoy the YouTube version. Leave us a comment with your thoughts! We’re recording again next Friday…excitement! Be sure to subscribe on YouTube, as sometimes we put stuff up there a little earlier.

We’ve also now got a Twitter Account. Please drop us a follow – this is one way we’ll be able to chat to you guys and give you more regular updates!

We’re not Dead!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

We’re really not. I know it’s been six months since an update but I just wanted to reassure you all that we’re still alive and kicking and planning some cool new tracks.The last six months have been crazy for all of us, but our lives are finally starting to level out again now, so we’ll have time to record some stuff once again.

Here’s some updates of what we’re actually doing:

First CD:

We’re working on finalizing an 18 track CD which we’ll be releasing as a free download via this site. It’ll include many of the pieces already on here as well as some new ones, and we’ll be putting up official artwork that you can download so you can put together a physical CD if you want. We’ll also be doing a limited run of high quality, professionally printed CDs to sell for anyone who wants them – but our music will still be free for anyone who wants to just download and listen.

Second CD:

As well as working on a first CD, we’re going to be recording more tracks and releasing them as usual. These’ll be going towards a second CD, but as always we’ll release them as we finish them. You can look forward to tracks from games like Banjo Kazooie, Final Fantasy IX, The Zelda Series and F-Zero as part of our second CD.

FAQs:

  • Yes, we do take requests but we can’t promise we’ll do them. Suggestions are always Welcome!
  • No, we don’t have tabs for the stuff we do apart from some very rough paper tabs that wouldn’t be much use to anyone. We’re working on something so you guys can play along, though.
  • We’ll be setting up an equipment page so you can see what we use to record sometime in the near future.

Thank you to everyone for all your kind comments over the last few years, and we’re here to stay, we promise. I hope all you TRW listeners had a great Christmas and New Year – here’s to plenty of Videogame Music in 2010! Please leave any song requests and stuff in the comments!

Cornered! (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

This track was originally submitted for (and was the winner!) of a Phoenix Wright Arrangement Competition over on Gyakusheets, a Phoenix Wright sheet music website. I’d been meaning to play the Phoenix Wright games for some time but when I finally played them the thing that struck me most wasn’t the funny writing, the nice sprites or the clever (if simple) gameplay, but the amazing, amazing music.

This track is a pretty much direct cover of the music heard when you’ve finally got your suspect ‘Cornered!’ in court and they’re beginning to panic and weave even more far-fetched lies. We make use of our staples – Guitars, Organs, Drums, Bass, a bit of soloing, 3 part harmonies – all the stuff a lot of you have come to expect from our tracks.

Believe me when I say that the game itself is as exciting as the music that’s used. There’s many, many more standout tracks from Phoenix Wright, and I recommend you try it. We’re almost certain to pick out some more Phoenix Wright music in the future… it just rocks that much.

Remember to check out Our MySpace! We’ll gladly accept requests and suggestions from people who add us there, or via the contact page here on our website!

Did You Know?
The Phoenix Wright games in the USA were released on DS, but the series actually began life on the Game Boy Advance in Japan. The first three games were later ported to the DS with touchscreen functionality added.

A Premonition ~ Chrono Trigger Redux

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Hey everyone! Hope all our visitors are having a good 2009 so far. We’ve been hard at work this January and have already begun work on around 8 new tracks that you’ll be seeing shortly. Our first album is now also 100% finished – we’re just deciding on some CD cover art you can all download and have as the ‘official’ cover for the first TRW album.

This post is mainly here to inform everyone we recently went back and rerecorded large sections of the track “A Premonition ~ Chrono Trigger”, which will be the first track on out second album. The version on this site has been updated to match, too, so check out the track page for the full download of the new version.

There’s going to be a new download winging it’s way to you next week. Keep your eyes peeled!

Merry Christmas from TRW

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Hi everyone!

We’d like to thank you all for your kind comments all the way through this year and wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

As you’ve no doubt guessed, we’ve slipped our album into 2009 thanks to major constraints on how much work we can do. Two of us are at university full time, with one of the two also continuing work as a budding gaming journalist and another is working full time, making chances to record TRW few and far between. Work is progressing, though, and expect the album to actually get finished very early in 2009. We’ve actually got a few tracks ready to go for the second album already, too!

The point is, 2009′s going to be a big year for us. Definitely one album release, and I’ll stretch my neck out and suggest that there might well be a smaller ‘EP’ style release from us in the latter end of the year too and of course track releases throughout the year.

As a bit of a Christmas Present for you, we’ve got a new track online! It isn’t on this site for download yet, but our version of “Battle 1″ from Final Fantasy IX. You can give it a listen over on our YouTube channel, and a full download will be making it’s way to this site sometime soon. We were laughing about how another FF battle theme isn’t much of a Christmas Present, but it’s one we wanted to show off. Next year will be something more Christmassy, I promise!

So thanks again to you all for your continued support! Keep checking back for more new stuff!

We’ve got some new banners…

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

We’ve got some banners avaliable for anybody who wishes to link to us – feel free to hotlink these and link back to our website or myspace using these! To avoid stretching the page, these images are not shown at full size – click to see the full image!

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Avaliable long-term at the “Link to Us!” page.

The First Post…

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Hello! And welcome to what will become the official website for “The Red Wings,” the UK-based Videogame Cover Band.

As this site grows, you will be able to find downloads of tracks, recording information and more… but in the meantime, here’s a link to our current home:

MySpace.