Good afternoon. Watch this.
For those of you who don’t know, Sound It Out is an independent record shop based in Stockton-On-Tees. Its literally 10 seconds walk from our old practice room. Every current member of Das Wanderlust has worked in the shop. Myself for a couple of years, on and off. Wesley for about a zillion years up until a couple of years ago. I think Laura has done a couple of shifts too, if memory serves.
Tom, who owns and runs the shop, was one of the founder members of Don’t Tell Clare, the DIY label that put out our first few releases. The Clare in the name Don’t Tell Clare is Tom’s fiance. The name ‘Don’t Tell Clare’ is quite apt, as Clare really hates our music. Fair enough, I say. She’s a really nice person so we don’t hold it against her.
Anyway, this other nice person called Jeanie Finlay is making a documentary about Sound It Out, which is cool because Sound It Out is definitely the kind of weird, eccentric little shop that you see less and less of these days. You’ll see from the trailer that its a film that needs to be made. Excitingly Jeanie is using some of our music in the film, which is a first for us.
So where do you come in? Well, firstly you could send the following film around all of your friends. That would be great on its own. Then, if you’re really enthusiastic about supporting this project, you could donate a little money towards the making of it – as little or as much as you feel inclined to or can afford.