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.