Thursday, 6 February 2014

Back Down CD part of Amazon UK's 2 for £15 offer this month


Are you Amazon-inclined and into owning physical copies of stuff?

Did you ever long deeply for a copy of my second album, Back Down, on CD but were prevented from buying it by a hefty £10 price tag? 

Well, February is YOUR month, because you can now get Back Down plus some other CD (or, two Back Downs?) for £15. Amongst others I could recommend are:

Mogwai - Les Revenants OST
Eels - Wondeful, Glorious
Laura Veirs - Warp & Weft
Larry and his Flask - By The Lamplight
Chris T-T and the Hoodrats - The Bear

Oh there's loads, why not take a look?

>>Go to Amazon UK 2 for £15
>>Go and specifically stare at the Back Down page

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

the cat leaps free from the bag: confirmed for 2000Trees 2014

Hi everyone,

Short and sweet (this, not you).

It gives me great pleasure to announce I'll be part of this year's 2000Trees festival in Cheltenham, playing the a set on the Thursday night for anyone with early bird entry. I'll be joined by good friends Oxygen Thief (selling out the solo artist world by bringing his band), Retrospective Soundtrack Players and also heavy hitters Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Gnarwolves and Johnny Foreigner.

You can get tickets and info right here.

I would describe this news as pretty damn great.


Monday, 3 February 2014

putting Back Down to bed: UK tour dates through to the summer

Hi everyone!

It gives me great pleasure to announce the UK shows through to June for this year. There's a possibility of more to be added, but here's what we have. Due to the onset of some weirdly specific seasonal depression (apparently normal for January) I couldn't secure shows in Sheffield and the South West, instead choosing to eat a lot of chocolate I had left over from Christmas. I think it was an okay trade-off.

So, pending further news, these will be the final run of shows dedicated to second album Back Down. The shows will also subject you to me road-testing the occasional new song, causing people to shuffle uncomfortably at the prospect of things they don't know the tune to. I'm pleased to say that, having gigged it for a while now, I'm much more in love with the songs from Back Down than I have been at any other point in the album cycle, now I've finally learned how to play them by myself. This can only be a good sign of things ahead.

Come along and sing the words in the following locations:

14.02.14 CHELTENHAM Frog and Fiddle* // tickets
15.02.14 LEEDS Fox and Newt* // tickets
16.02.14 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners Arms* // tickets
17.02.14 SWINDON The Vic* // tickets
18.02.14 LONDON Camden Monarch* // tickets
07.03.14 COLCHESTER Lakeside Theatre @ Essex Uni // tickets
08.03.14 KINGSTON The Cricketers // tickets
13.04.14 NOTTINGHAM JT Soars // ticket info to follow
14.04.14 MANCHESTER Star & Garter // ticket info to follow
17.04.14 GLASGOW Glad Cafe // ticket info to follow
19.04.14 YORK Black Swan // ticket info to follow
09.05.14 BRISTOL The Louisiana // ticket info to follow
13.05.14 READING South Street Arts Centre // ticket info to follow
31.05.14 CARDIFF Moon Club // ticket info to follow
05.06.14 DERBY Ryans Bar // ticket info to follow
06.06.14 DURHAM Old Cinema Launderette // ticket info to follow

*with Retrospective Soundtrack Players

See you there!