This is a brief post but over the next few weeks I’m going to be updating the releases and merchandise page as well as making my records available to buy online.
Untill then the website maybe a bit all over the place just to let you know.
Please hang in there it will be fixed soon.
Firstly sorry its been so long updating this several months have gone by and I haven’t really touched the website much. Sorry to all those who have been looking at it wondering where I had gone. I’m planning also when I get a bit more free time to sort the website out fully update links and stick a whole bunch more stuff on the site including a store where you can buy my records, CD’s and T-shirts. Hopefully you will be seeing some changes in the next few months. So on with the news…
Well as I’m sure you are all aware I’ve been on the road full time now pretty much for the last 3 years! Its been a hella’ ride and does not look like its going to be slowing down anytime soon. I’d like to thank all my good friends who have either come to shows, put me up or put me on a show I really appreciate it and what people have done for me to help me keep doing this.
The next news is and I’m sure Vincente won’t mind me announcing this I have signed to Lucinda records from Madrid for my next album “Fighter” which will hopefully be out in September, then also hopefully early 2013 the 2nd part in the trilogy of albums “A man walks into a bar” and then later “Antidote” the last part towards the end of 2013.
The reason for it being 3 albums is that each of the albums is they are each very different. The first “Fighter” is a purley acoustic delta blues album recorded on an old analogue machine by Sam Thredder at the Cro’s Nest in Purley in a three hour session all done in one take by me, my guitar and stomp (except hit the road Jack where Sam added Claps and shouts) sort of live in the studio album that has been done really in the style of the old Delta players recordings. “Fighter” will come out on 10” Vinyl mastered to Vinyl by Mr James Plotkin formerly of the wonderful Khante.
The second Album “a Man walks into a bar…” is more of band album like “Grit” except this time more learning towards a punk, rock and roll, garage rock and blues vibe. Most of the tracks where recorded in New York By Max Hodes and the band consisted of Members of (Alien Whale Boy, CLO, EX-USAISAMONSTER and Necking). The other tracks where recorded again by Sam Thredder and with my good friend Kevin Gardner (Ex- Among the missing, Fantaplastic and Ophielian) on drums was great hooking up with him again to play music since our days in Among the missing.
The final album will be called “Antidote” and will be tracks recorded with me and one other artist or friend helping me. This album is a real mixed bag and is varied and sometimes pretty experimental in the song writing style and instrumentation.
As well as all this possible split records with Missing Leech, Slushy guts, Duncan Evans and a live tape all maybe possibly coming out from me in the future.
As well as the usual insane amount of touring I’m sure. I’m sure you know the drill by now… if you want me to come play get in touch always open to offers and happy to play most kinds of shows!
Ok firstly for those who have bought the Vaelium 10” you may have realised you got 2”s extra no idea why it just came back from the pressing plant the wrong size. Sorry all you fans of the 10” record and not the 12”. Its is still a lovely blue marbled colour and has a nice screened sleeve.
The next release I should talk about is that of the release of my split with Left hand Cuts off the right Preston/Lodz . Which is one new very Long Piece from me and 5 new pieces from Left hand cuts off the right (AKA Robbie Judkins). This Release celebrates our tour from Preston to Lodz in poland Via the Baltic Countries. It will be a Vinyl release again 12” this time black Vinyl with two photographic prints from the tour taken by our good friend and driver for the tour Chris Bates. There are also a limited number of CD copies available which if requested can be placed within the vinyl or bought on their own for those without record players.
“The Earth Crumbled into the ocean, as flames licked the sky, we hung our heads knowing the end was nigh!” album is almost ready and I am talking to a few labels recently and hopefully this will be released as soon as possible. For those wanting to hear it I have stuck it up here for you to listen to…
Again there maybe some more split records and possibly a tape. With the acts Gerda Blank, Slabdragger and Slowblades all marked for split releases.
I’m also doing a few more shows with TCH and hope to tour some more with this project.
Well the first bit of news is that I’m no longer using Timothy C Holehouse for my drone, noise and file under other work. I have decided to call myself TCH. Its just my initials, but suites the more minimal direction the music is going in and saves confusion from my blues material.
So with this I have a few new releases… The first is a split with Vaelium collective which is a group of musicians organized by RSC (Ross Myhill) I am a part time member of this group and bot myself and Ross appear on both sides of the 10″
Also a tape split with RSC will be out on the same date one live track and a remix of my side of the 10″ by RSC.
I will also be touring the Baltics and Poland releasing a split 12″ with Robbie Judkins (AKA Left hand cuts off the right) with a new 17 minute piece named Preston.
A new album later in the year called Earth Crumbled into the Ocean, as flames licked the sky, we hung our heads knowing that the end was nigh! On double gate fold vinyl and possibly CD. Which will be four long tracks.
The final release will be a picture disc 7″ with as yet undecided other group.
Firstly sorry for the late posting of this review, the insanity of 2011 rolled well into 2012!
So what a year! Another year on the road for me! I think was close to 250 shows many countries and two continents.
This year also saw the release of the third Tim Holehouse album “Grit” after a slight delay with the pressing plant it finally arrive and was repressed in 2011 too. I also released a split 7” with my good friend Gipsy Rufina from Italy on Rizona recs label from Switzerland, run by good friend Ronnie who’s Children Pablo and Martha helped in a big way with the art work.
I also finished several new recordings with Timothy C Holehouse material which is now changing its name to TCH to save confusion and to go with my more minimal approach to the music. These recordings will see the light of day in 2012 for sure.
So all in all a very busy year touring, recording and writing new material for future releases. Highlights included a two month tour in America my biggest tour to date over there and certainly my longest going from coast to coast. I also recorded several new songs in both Michigan City and New York, with my good friends Kahlil and Max respectively. Also so very special guest appear on these recordings.
Other Highlights to the year would be a fanatastic tour in Finland, being on National radio in Spain, a great tour in Northern Ireland. Drunken fun times in France and Switzerland. Watching a cracking game of Football in Germany (go Dusseldorf Fortuna!!!) Seeing my friends in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Playing with Gerda Blank in Czech republic. And all the Crazy and awesomely nice people I have met on my adventures… too many of you to name! But Thank you so much cause without you I would not be able to do this.
So what does 2012 hold (ok I know we’re already two months in now) well more touring for one! Yes my schedule is getting busier and busier… which is a good thing I reckon. (Those e-mailing me if I take a while reply I am sorry its just I am super busy it seems its not me ignoring you… I will try to answer everything as soon as I can).
Several new releases are set for release, and bunch more touring and hopefully getting to some more places I haven’t been before.
Apologies first of all to you all for the lack of updates recently. Its been a busy year of touring. First of all thanks to everybody in the UK for making me and Gipsy Rufina feel so welcome.
I have now started my Autumn and Winter tour on the mainland of Europe again. I’m taking in some new areas and seeing some old friends from my last couple of years touring.
I must also thank Vincente from Lucinda Records for the support and help with everything in Spain. Thanks to him I have now been on national radio in Spain.
You can hear it here…
Ok see you all down that dusty trail.