Time to make a record – A personal message from Mike Peters

Time to make a record. 

The Alarm has always been a responsive musical unit and when I saw the word ‘alarming’ being quoted and splashed across the global news footage of events taking place last night, it was as if someone had put up a sign telling me to act, and act fast.

Starting today, I will take the first steps in writing, recording and creating a brand new Alarm album that will be informed and shaped by everything we are all seeing and experiencing right now. 

A moment in time not dissimilar to the days that led The Alarm to make and release the Raw Album 30 years ago.. 

I’m not going to attempt to remake Raw but rather, make a record driven by the ‘spirit intended’.

When you look at RAW from behind it looks like this – WAR.

So this is where I shall begin.

Personally, I always felt we missed an opportunity when we made Raw back in 1991. The original intention was to make a fast and furious record that was subsequently displaced by what turned out to be a compromised creative state rather than an all out attempt to capture the zeitgeist of a world plunged into conflict by a Gulf War playing out on screens and in homes just beginning to be influenced by the power of the 24 hour news channels we have today.

Now, we also have social media and an internet that has moved on from being the preserve of the few to something that is now available to all. 

The technology is there to make a record in Lockdown (we proved that last March by turning our home into a television studio for the Big Night In), and so,  I shall start writing songs and lyrics, speaking to producers and musicians today and see who wants to come with me.

By the time of my birthday on February 25th 2021, I hope to have recorded a music collection that can be delivered quickly and almost instantly into the world, so let’s get to work and see where this adventure will take us.

Stay connected…….

Mike Peters