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Texas Takes Toll But Album Goes Ahead

Texas Takes Toll But Album Goes Ahead

Who: After The Fall, Kisschasy
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
When: Friday July 15, 2005

WHEN Central Coast rockers After the Fall missed out on a place at this year's South by Southwest music conference in Texas, the band accepted that it wasn't meant to be.

But just two weeks before it was to take place, After the Fall received word they had the chance to take part. ``It was a good experience so I'm glad we did it,'' said guitarist Mark Warner. It was a hectic fortnight of preparations as the group began rehearsing fiercely before playing showcases in front of industry heavyweights.

After the Fall played four shows in five nights.

The combination of a lack of sleep and partying took its toll on Warner who wound up sick on arrival back home just as the band was set to begin recording its new album.

``I think we had about three rehearsals before we went into the studio which is pretty shit but it worked out for the better,'' he said.

``We knew what we wanted to do in our heads, we just had to get in and play it. We just worked it out in the studio so it was something different.'' Always Forever Now is slated for release on August 21. It marks the band's second album release following on from last year's self-titled debut which was named one of the Top 50 Albums of 2004 in Rolling Stone magazine's Year Book issue. With the album complete, After the Fall is touring as part of the Road To Splendour Tour. It will stop in Newcastle at the Cambridge Hotel on Friday night as the bands makes its way up the coast to Byron Bay to perform at this year's Splendour in the Grass festival.

After the Fall will be supported by Kisschasy. Advance tickets are on sale at the venue, The Rock Shop, Beaumont Street Beat and Sound World or at the door on the night.

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