Who doesn't love a cocktail?!
Singapore Sling. Tickle Button. Bitter Presbyterian Tears. Manhattan. Even a Snakebite & Blackcurrant.
What makes a cocktail special though? Is it the different blends of alchohol? The non-alcoholic mixers? The glass?
No. It is, of course, the umbrella.
What's a cocktail without the cocktail umbrella? Nothing.
You may be asking yourself 'Why the fuck are you going on about cocktails you dick, you have an album to finish!'. Well, that's the thing. It's finished.
I know, I know - we have said that our third album is finished twenty fucking times and.. then we're still working on it. This time, though.. this time..
And it's a perfect blend of different types of alcohol and non-alcoholic mixers, sitting in the perfect glass.
But we need the umbrella..
..and that's all there is left. To put the umbrella in the drink, popped open and laid against the rim at the perfect angle.
Next week the final recording session takes place. We've agonised for far too long over the right alcoholic content. The right measures of the right drinks. The perfect, just the perfect fruit juices to blend for the mixer, and just the right glass. The ice was cracked. The rim is salted. The umbrella has been popped.
Next week, we sit it in the glass. And very, very soon.. you'll be able to take a sip.