" '300 Days At Sea' is how it feels when you are deep in a songwriting session. There is no sense of arriving, just the peace or the storm of being in the moment with the music, but finally both the land and the songs appear and you realize you have arrived somewhere."
The album was recorded in Heather's home on a small rocky island using only solar power.
"I wanted to make a big rock record, all about atmosphere and texture, so I went back to both the guitarist, David Ayers, and the producer (and my husband) Felix Tod, from many of the 'Oyster' sessions . Geoff Dugmore, who played on 'Siren', played drums. Sometimes we would wait all morning 'til the batteries were charged and we could turn the amps on again. Then we would play into the night. We tried to get the vocals done before the treefrogs started up after sunset, recording a song a day for 20 days straight. It was pretty intense, but wonderful."
Some of the songs are like short stories dealing with memories and stories from her past, and others talk of hope for the future and the resilience and strength of the human spirit. Heather supports numerous projects, like, for example, lastmile.org, for whose founder she wrote the song ‚Higher Ground':
With its soaring melodies, rocking guitars and the shimmering vocals that are heather's trademark, "300 days at sea" is a true return to form - it's the rock and roll the sea would make, or at least a rebellious mermaid