A Smile and a Ribbon's album The Boy I Wish Never Met sees an Asian release next month. It's Thailand-based Jointt Corporation who's manifacturing and distributing it, and of course it's got an exclusive bonus track. We made new artwork for it, a friend of ours did the paintings and I did the design. Originally there was a different painting for the back, showing the girl and dog from the rear, but it was ruined by dripping water. The lesson to be learned is not to water your plants too much before you go on holiday, or not to stay in a leaking tenement - whichever is more applicable. One day we'll be touring Asia more regularly than Club 8!