If you've downloaded 'Sawyer's Hope' but are lacking the album artwork, fear not. You can download a PDF file of the entire sleeve right here: Sawyers_Hope_Digisleeve.pdf
We wrangle over ideas for the album sleeve just as much as we do with song choice, so getting it right means involving the right people and for 'Sawyer's Hope' we couldn't have had more talented contributors.
The main photography (front and rear covers / inner sleeve boatyard shots) are by Nhung Dang. She has an incredible eye for the beauty in decay and dereliction which complement the lyrical content of our songs perfectly. Nhung also works with pin-hole photography using only an old biscuit tin and natural light, as seen in the photo of the band on the rear cover. You can check out more of Nhungs work here: www.nhungsta.com
The live photos of the band, seen in the quarter panels on the fold out sleeve were taken at Lou's Bar while we were on tour in Belgium by Lucas Landi. The quality and colour-richness of these pics really impressed us so we just had to use them. Lucas' blog pages are here: lucaslandi.blogspot.com
We asked Rick Saunders to write the sleeve notes and what we received really floored us. He's always had a knack of being able to convey our music and aesthetic with his words but these were really something else. It reads like poetry, describes the Mudlow sound exactly and it's way better than anything we would could ever come up with! We know the work that he put into this was considerable (even to the point calling on editing duties from music writer/blogger April Fecca) and for that we are very grateful. Read Rick's and April's blogs and learn yourself some new music why don't ya: realdeepblues.blogspot.co.uk www.nowthissound.com
Finally, our sleeve design ideas could not have been made reality without the assistance of the luvverly Sally Megee.
A big THANKS! to you all. x.