NeWt's second release was the result of a two year collaboration which began in late 2007 when the trio applied to the Scottish Arts Council (now known as Creative Scotland) for funding to compose new music for a foreign collaborator. the trio's application was successful and in November of 2008 they travelled to Berlin to begin working with Silke Eberhard
Silke took to the music instantly and her no holds barred approach to improvising had a strong and immediate impact on the new material.
Shortly after completion of the recording, the album was picked up by the prestigious
F-IRE Collective of London, who
helped bring Acoustic Ladyland and Polar Bear (and many others) to the masses. They agreed to release the disc.
The album began building a buzz and received many glowing reviews from the jazz press. The band began planning a UK tour in support of the record. In March 2011 the nation-wide NeWt tour began with the first date at The Blue Lamp in Aberdeen.
Silke Eberhard was included in the first 6 dates of the tour and the trio finished off the remaining 6 dates. It was a great success for the band and the music continued to develop and change with each performance. The buzz around the group also continued to grow with more positive reviews being published and a live concert broadcast on BBC 3's "Jazz on 3" with Jez Nelson, from Matt 'n' Phred's in Manchester.
After their gig in London's Spice of Life club, NeWt were immediately invited to appear at Ronnie Scott's Brit Jazz Festival in August 2011, and the band were also one of only 5 projects chosen by the Scottish Jazz Federation to be promoted to the delegates at the 2011 Jazzahead conference in Bremen, Germany.
Plans are now underway for the trio to travel back to Germany where their collaboration with Silke Eberhard began more than 3 years ago!