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Sunday, 29 October 2017

#review #TOMROBINSONBAND @Freshnet @RiversideNcl 28/10/2017 #powerinthedarknesstour

Review: Tom Robinson at Newcastle Riverside 28/10/2017


We walked at the start of support act Lee Forsyth-Giffiths. Lee is a superbly talented bloke with a skill for writing well observed lyrics and singing them them beautifully. Astronaut was a particularly pertinent take on how people aspire to great things then just sit on their backsides and do nothing about it. Because things like that don’t happen to people like us. Lee’s music is definitely worth checking out. One piece of advice though, don’t talk during his set, he can get a bit lairy. I definitely prefer him when he’s singing.


The night was also raising funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and celebrated the memory of David Greaves, a local man who succumbed to the condition but campaigned tirelessly for the charity in his final years. His family were at the gig as were fundraisers and Debs McCoy who raises money for the charity using her music. Debs’ played during the interval which provided a chilled, ethereal corner before the main event. 

You can get her album here: 
http://debsmccoy.com/home.html

You can donate to Andrew Greaves’ Justgiving page here 
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrewjg23. 
Andrew is David’s father.

All of the artists on the evening donated CDs to be sold by the charity on the merch stand. 
After a number of Tom Robinson gigs now, I can definitely say you are guaranteed a good night out. This was a special night for a number of reasons. This was one of the last of the 2-4-6-8-Motorway 40th Anniversary Tour. A large section of the audience, as usual were just waiting for that song. A smaller section of the crowd were apparently surprised by Tom’s politics. But as he said, he “couldn’t give a fuck”. The song that truly grabbed me by the heartstrings on the night was Power In The Darkness, the title song of the album which formed the setlist for the tour. The song is so much stronger as a live performance. Tom updates this and other political songs to fit the current climate. 




Tom worked his way through the album with the band, even reminding us where the vinyl would be flipped for side B. The band are energetic on stage with a real passion for the music. Andy Treacey (of Faithless) on drums played a tight set and adapted quickly to the changing live situation. Adam Phillips was stunning on guitar as was the rather groovy Jim Simmons on keys. 

Tom’s Café Society bandmate Raphael Doyle’s sons Louis and Jesse played their dad’s gorgeous song Never Closer. Raphael was meant to be here to play it but he too is afflicted with MND and was not well enough on this occasion to come out. The performance was live-streamed to Mr Doyle and we hope he enjoyed it as much as we did.
Tom Robinson is full of stories as he’s been in the business for a few decades now. He’s funny, cutting and insightful in his between-songs banter. One thing maybe I hadn’t appreciated before is just how good he is on bass.  I do now. The end of the show came with a “going through the motions” encore of, you guessed, it 2-4-6-8 Motorway. This went on for some time with the audience singing and Lee, Louis and Jesse joining the band on stage. This was a wonderful party-style finish to a fabulous show. Catch him next time!




Happy New Year by Simma

Friday, 27 October 2017

#review @_blancmange_ at @Boilershopncl with #Transfigure in support 26/10/17

Review: Blancmange at the Boiler Shop, Newcastle


A suitable support act for Blancmange came in the form of electro pop trio Transfigure. First on stage were guitarist Alex Greenup and Lewis Norvid on synths with minimal electro beats and simple riffs, until joined on stage by Grace Blamire who added ethereal vocals enhanced by the church-like acoustics of the boiler shop interior. As a trio they work perfectly with upbeat electro with a dark edge not common here but with a following on the continent. I was reminded of electro pop band Parralox and also another local band who made it big, Dubstar. We felt this band would be very at home at a German festival like Amphifest. 


Blancmange started their set on the Abba cover The Day Before You Came which in my opinion is the better version as it is gentle, deep and pulls at the heartstrings even more. The band did not rest on their laurels, and went straight into the title track from their new album Unfurnished Rooms. We Are The Chemicals struck a chord with the audience and the chemistry continued through Dark Door and Last Night I Dreamt I Had a Job. The new material stands up really well and we decided to buy the album at the end of the show. That said, the intro to Living On The Ceiling was like a cork popping with the audience really getting into the show.

Singer Neil Arthur really seemed to be enjoying the gig as he launched into Feel Me and finished with Blind Vision. He really is a good character on stage and breaks down the fourth wall with ease. The audience demanded an encore and were treated to the highly danceable Don’t Tell Me. A really great way to spend  school night. 






A word about the venue: unlike a lot of music venues there is a lot of attention to detail at the Boiler Shop. The toilets are sparkling and modern, the sound is great and there’s an area for wheelchair users to have a raised view of the stage. This was our first visit to the Boiler Shop and we look forward to the next. Music fans deserve this! 




MORRISSEY ANNOUNCES UK TOUR - METRO RADIO ARENA – FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2018



MORRISSEY ANNOUNCES UK TOUR



METRO RADIO ARENA – FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2018



 LOW IN HIGH SCHOOL” IS OUT VIA ETIENNE RECORDS/BMG

17 NOVEMBER 2017




Spent The Day In Bed – Top 20 Airplay Hit

Morrissey will perform Spent The Day In Bed on

The Graham Norton Show tonight (27th Oct) at 10:35pm on BBC 1



Low in High School Reviews

“Consistently excellent – 4 Stars” Q

’glistening and richly textured beast…partisan powerful and controversial” MOJO



BBC 6 Music Live Reviews

“This hour-long set was a joy… Morrissey looked and sounded like a star” The Times ****



“It all suggested that next month’s new album, Low in High School, his first in three years, could be classic Morrissey: musically adventurous, witty and political” The Daily Telegraph ****



Morrissey is proud to announce his first full UK tour since 2015, giving fans the chance to hear tracks from Low in High School. Morrissey will appear at the Metro Radio Arena on Friday 23rd February 2018.





From 9.00am today, Friday 27th October 2017 until 11.59pm on Sunday 29th October 2017, Amazon customers can pre-order Morrissey’s new album to receive exclusive access to tickets for the UK tour before they go on general sale to the public.






Morrissey - Photo: Monika Stolarska
In further Morrissey news, this week, I Wish You Lonely was released as a download and to stream plus as an Instant Grat track for people pre-ordering the album via iTunes or the official Morrissey store.


Low in High School will be Morrissey’s first studio album since 2014 and his debut for BMG. The album will see BMG partnering with Morrissey on the new release and on the launch of his new label, Etienne Records. Low in High School was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few).


Rising to prominence as frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey went on to forge an even more successful career as a solo artist, with all ten of his solo efforts landing in the Top 10 on the UK album charts, including 3 entries at the #1 position. Releasing his debut solo album Viva Hate back in 1988, he has since released a number of critically acclaimed follow-ups including Kill Uncle and Your Arsenal, and hugely successful comeback album You Are the Quarry after a five year hiatus in 2004.



In 2013, Morrissey published his record-breaking autobiography on Penguin Classics, immediately topping the best-seller list with literary reviewers hailing it a masterpiece in writing and prose.



Tickets will go on sale 10.00am Friday 3rd November 2017 and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or in person from the Metro Radio Arena Box Office. Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply. Online tickets will be available from our Affiliate Eventim UK Tickets: Eventim UK Ticket LINK


Group Bookers should call (0191) 260 6006

Accessible Bookings should call 0844 493 6666 for further details
 
 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

New single from @LahaynaBand in aid of @PAPYRUS_tweets #youngsuicideprevention

Lahayna present new single 


In advance of their long awaited debut album, Lahayna release their second single ‘House of Cards’ and B-side ‘Sign of the Times’ on Monday November 20th 2017 via Snakehand Records.  All proceeds from the sale of the single will be donated to PAPYRUS, the national charity for the prevention of young suicide (https://www.papyrus-uk.org/about). Please read the attached open letter from songwriter Matt explaining why this is so important to him personally and the background to the song.

About us - Prevention of young suicide UK | PAPYRUS

www.papyrus-uk.org

PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.



The band achieved UK chart history in 2007 when their debut single, ‘In the City’, reached #33 in the Official UK Singles Chart, despite no radio airplay or industry support. Lahayna were swept along on a wave of exhilarating live performances and guerrilla marketing. They built a dedicated following around the UK by taking their music direct to the people, hitting the streets armed only with iPods to play their songs to the unsuspecting public. Following the success of ‘In the City’, Lahayna locked themselves away at The Way studio, Hackney, to record their hotly anticipated debut album. Fate would however intervene and the album was effectively lost, but now Lahayna are back! Their great lost album has been resurrected and will finally be released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their ground breaking chart success.


Live favourite ‘House of Cards’, the lead single from their self-titled debut album, is perhaps the most obvious example of the band’s signature sound, mixing gritty British indie and Americana influences to create “…epic..” (A Lachrymal Cloud and Commusings blog), Motown influenced soundscapes. A sound described enthusiastically by Fearne Cotton, on the Radio 1 Chart Show, as a”...weird collation of lots of different bands.” ‘House of Cards’ builds from minimal opening guitar and vocals into powerful, haunting exploration of life and loss. B-side ‘Sign of the Times’ is a rollicking burst of punk energy, recorded only a few months after the band was formed. It was included on their early demos and helped win over a loyal fan base. An exhilarating live experience, ‘Sign of the Times’ was often used as a set closer, leading to wild scenes. Despite the songs’ uplifting qualities, as with all of Lahayna’s best work, it deals with deeper social issues such as disaffected youth and alienation.

The artwork for the release is by Brazilian photographer Lorenzo Scavone.  In a strange twist of fate Lorenzo is the current owner of the Fender Stratocaster, which was the main guitar used on the album. Guitarist Matt sold the guitar to Lorenzo through his dad in London in order to finance his travels to learn Spanish.  He met Lorenzo in person when he later spent time living in Brazil and hanging out at Lorenzo’s place in the mountains on the outskirts of São Paulo

To celebrate the release of ‘House of Cards’ the band will be giving away a free mp3 of 'Red Light' via their Bandcamp page. The track was recorded live at Alchemea College, London and features original member Mems on rhythm guitar and backing vocals.

Lahayna’s self-titled debut album will be released on 20th November 2017.


                     


“It’s kind of a weird collation of lots of different bands…really nice sound to it.” – Fearne Cotton, Radio 1 Chart Show [18/11/2007]

“Really like this...they’ve come out of nowhere, they’re unsigned, they’ve made it to 33 in this week’s chart and the tracks called ‘In the City’.” – Reggie Yates, Radio 1 Chart Show [18/11/2007]

 “Unsigned band Lahayna is set for the Top 20 this weekend after taking to the streets of London to sell their debut single.” – The Sun

“...thrilling...” – Alex Fletcher, Digital Spy

“...a distinctive Motown influence that means groovy bass and soulful and melodic tunes...” - Royal Holloway University Magazine

“...epic...” – Alexander Segall, Commusings Blog

“...epic” – Saul Williams, A Lachrymal Cloud

“They’ve managed to take the melodic, soulful elements of the Motown sound and blend it with the swagger and stage presence of the Rolling Stones. They they’ve got that youthful exuberance and social relevance that reminds me of when bands like The Jam and The Libertines first broke into the mainstream.  That’s when you know a band have something special.” - DJ Wylie

“…a place in the history of UK chart breakers.” – Urban Planet




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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

#ONTOUR @The_RPMs with new single



THE RPMS

ANNOUNCE AUTUMN/WINTER LIVE DATES

TO ACCOMPANY FORTHCOMING SINGLE RELEASE




Tune after great tune, something you just can't resist - John Kennedy Radio X
Best of BBC Introducing -  Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1
Energetic indie-rocking, with some catchy pop rhythms sprinkled in -  Louder Than War
More hooks than a harbour - Chris Hawkins BBC 6 Music
A stylish introduction to this youthful band - CLASH
A bunch of lads with an ear for a great tune" - Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music


Straight off the back of a string of summer gigs and festivals up and down the country, The RPMs are back and all revved up with a bigger sound than before.

The RPMs recently released their second EP ‘Agents Of Change’ in June 2017 through Xtra Mile Recordings. The release revealed a band getting to grips with coming of age in an increasingly volatile world with the band offering their take on the hold of social media in modern life. 

They followed their release with a run of shows throughout the spring and summer months, including supports with We Are Scientists. Alongside this they also played Camden Rocks, Isle of Wight Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Butefest,110 Above, Big Feastival (run by Jamie Oliver and Alex James from Blur) and RivFest in honour of the memory of River Reeves and the members of Viola Beach.

The EP continued to win them fans on the radio, including airplay of lead single 'Oh My God' from Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson across BBC 6 Music and Radio 1, BBC Introducing in The South & the Radio X Evening Playlist.  More recently, ‘Things I Forgot To Do’  was added to Huw Stephens' Best of BBC Introducing playlist as well as the Radio X Evening Playlist and John Kennedy Recommends on Radio X.

Fuelled by the support they have received from national radio on recent singles 'Oh My God' and 'Things I Forgot To Do’, the band is continuing to evolve their sound. They have always been about writing very hooky pop songs wrapped up in an indie package, but they are more and more about making hooky songs you can dance to as well. They've never been afraid to embrace their empathy for pop music, hence their earlier tag line 'rock band, not afraid of a good pop tune’. They wanted to create a sound that was the sum of all their influences, old and contemporary, mixing electronic music with live instruments. With that they decided to bring keyboards and lead guitar in to liberate the songwriting and brought Gethin Pearson (Mallory Knox / Charli XCX / JAWS), a talented and creative producer from Wales, onboard to open up new possibilities with the aim to create something with a polished production and huge melodies and choruses.

With a fresh single in the pipeline the band are gearing up to hit the road running with new tour dates, so keep your eyes and ears peeled as the band road test new material at a venue near you…







Catch them live at the following dates:

Tickets available:




  



NOV 2017

09 Worcester Marrs Bar
25 Leeds  Kazoopa Festival
30 London Sebright Arms - Abbie McCarthy's Good Karma Club
  
DEC 2017

01 Manchester The Castle Hotel
02 Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
03 Glasgow Garage (Attic Bar)
07 Brighton The Hope and Ruin
09 Southampton Heartbreakers
10 Guildford The Boileroom 

www.the-rpms.co.uk
www.facebook.com/TheRPMsOfficial / https://twitter.com/The_RPMs

Coming to @Sage_Gateshead GO WEST and @The_CuttingCrew (who have a new album!) #80s




Thursday 30 November | 7.30pm | Sage One 
Entertainers is proud to present Go West and special guest Cutting Crew together in concert.


The 80s are back as these two legendary stars join forces for a truly incredible concert experience.

With millions of albums sales and iconic hits such as We Close Our Eyes, Call Me, King Of Wishful Thinking, and the classic (I Just) Died In Your Arms, this authentic 80s double header is not to be missed.


Go West

Go West had their first hit single We Close Our Eyes in 1985. Other hits followed including Call Me, Goodbye Girl and Don’t Look Down, Faithful and the smash hit theme song from the film Pretty Woman King of Wishful Thinking.

Aces and Kings:The Best of Go West





Cutting Crew



Originally formed in the mid 80s, this GRAMMY nominated, Anglo-Canadian rock band will always be remembered for their classic song (I Just) Died In Your Arms, which helped define the musical sounds of the club scene during the 80s and is still played widely today. 

THE NEW CUTTING CREW ALBUM ADD TO FAVOURITES



DJANGO DJANGO @theDjangos hit the road in 2018

DJANGO DJANGO

ANNOUNCE 2018 UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR

INCLUDES LONDON SHOW AT THE PRINTWORKS

NEW ALBUM 'MARBLE SKIES' TO BE RELEASED JANUARY 26th



“A fizzing, furious new wave and disco mash-up.” - NME
“A giddy track fizzing with nervous energy.” - 4*, The Sun
“The galloping guitars and harmonies recall their first album” - The Times


Hot on the heels of announcing the January 26th release of their forthcoming album ‘Marble Skies’, sonic adventurers Django Django today announce details of a new UK and European tour. Always an incendiary live experience, these dates represent their first full tour here since 2015 and includes a London show at arguably the capital’s newest and most exciting venue The Printworks. Tickets will go on pre-sale at 10am this Wednesday 25th October and on general sale at 10am on Friday 27th October and will be available from the band’s website. 

In addition to the album announcement, Django Django also shared the first single, Tic-Tac-Toe, which has made a flying start at radio, being added instantly to the A-list at 6 Music.

The track is accompanied by a video courtesy of John Maclean, brother of Django Django drummer/producer David Maclean and director of the critically acclaimed modernist western ‘Slow West’. The director explained, “The film could be about the fading era of the beach arcades, time moving too fast, love and games, horror and happiness but it is actually about a man who needs to go buy a pint of milk to make a cup of tea.”

After the brilliant, rave-shaped grooves and expansive arrangements of its predecessor, ‘Marble Skies’ is a more concise and focused offering which recalls the dynamic, genre-blurring music of their debut. It’s a return to form; an album which finds them returning to the handmade, cut-and-paste approach of the past.

‘Marble Skies’ is currently available to pre-order in a variety of digital, vinyl and CD configurations including a rare signed vinyl test pressing that’s limited to just ten copies. Rough Trade are retailing exclusive 2CD and 2LP editions which add six dub mixes courtesy of roots and reggae producer Wrongtom. All pre-order details can be found at  http://smarturl.it/PreMarbleSkies.

Django Django will play a handful of small festival dates in Scotland and France next month before embarking upon the following headline dates after the release of ‘Marble Skies’:

February 
26th – Dundee, Fat Sams
27th – Aberdeen, The Garage

March
1st – Glasgow, SWG3
2nd – Dublin, The Tivoli
3rd –  Leeds, The Church
5th – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
6th – Nijmegen, Doornroosje
7th – Amsterdam, Melkweg
9th – Zurich, Rote Fabrik
10th – Paris, La Cigale
12th – Strasbourg, La Laiterie
13th – Munich, Strom
15th – Copenhagen, Vega
16th – Hamburg, Gruenspan
17th – Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg
19th – Lille, Aeronef
20th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
21st – Manchester, O2 Ritz
23rd – London, The Printworks
24th – Bristol, SWX

Tickets will go on pre-sale at 10am this Wednesday 25th October and on general sale at 10am on Friday 27th October at 
http://www.djangodjango.co.uk/


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https://twitter.com/thedjangos
https://www.youtube.com/user/djangodjango
https://www.instagram.com/thedjangos/?hl=en

Monday, 23 October 2017

#review @ThomasTruax and @DrssdLikeWolves #dressedlikewolves @TheCumby 22/10/2017



Review: Thomas Truax and Dressed Like Wolves
Cumberland Arms, 
Newcastle 22/10/2017


The Mother Superior

Dressed Like Wolves was stripped down to the Teesside based songwriter at its core, Rick Dobbing. The rest of the band were unable to make it. But no matter, Rick endeared us all with his songs containing lots of inconvenient truths about our existence. He opened his set with Tiny Ides, a sweet song about falafel. He got through his performance with a self-deprecating sense of humour that complemented such songs as Depth Charge (about death), Ship Song (was to be called Daydreamers but that was too twee) and the quite haunting Churches. His vocal style is fractured, vulnerable with a touch of the Feargal Sharkey about it. I’d like to see him with a full band but he carried this off really well and has a truly likeable stage presence.


Rick Dobbing
Thomas Truax

Nothing could prepare us for the entrance of Thomas Truax. He started his set standing on the merch desk with an arrangement of horns around his neck and some steampunk-esque eye-furniture.  This was a dark delta-blues number which Thomas took around the room and onto the stage where his introduced us to his drum machine The Mother Superior which is a thing to behold. He performed Inside The Internet which my companion said sounded like it had come from a David Lynch film soundtrack. Thomas Introduced us to his Hornicator, another Truax-made instrument of which he talks in the third person. The Precarious Waltz, constructed using the Hornicator and a loop pedal arrangement, had us thinking about some NIN tracks and certainly, later in the show Beehive Mind had a real industrial feel. However much of Thomas’s music is blues, and rock and roll influenced for example Full Moon Over Wowtown. This song was performed within the audience under a projected “moon” then Thomas took the party outside around the pub and back again. Let it not be said that Thomas Truax doesn’t know how to keep an audience on their toes.

Thomas Truax

Not entirely surprisingly Thomas mentions an album made entirely of songs inspired by David Lynch movies. He introduced us to the Stringaling, a home-made musical “Bop IT” with twangs and  peeyoings aplenty, and performed You Whistle In Your Sleep, about the suspicious look you may wake up to in the morning when you awake from your dreams. The encore was a beautiful lullaby called The Mobile Starts to Spin, definitely one for insomniacs.

This was Thomas’s 25th appearance at the Cumberland Arms, apparently, with interest growing all the time. The levels of inventiveness, unapologetic eccentricity and fun are enough for me to look forward to the next time. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!




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Thursday, 19 October 2017

@DJFormat4 AND @MCAbdominal on tour and stopping of at @georgian_stcktn. 8/11/17 Check out the #halloween remix!

DJ FORMAT 

RELEASES EXCLUSIVE HALLOWEEN MIX UP FRONT OF THE STILL HUNGRY PT. II ToOUR WITH MC ABDOMINAL





   
As you probably already know, DJ Format & Abdominal are hitting the UK roads once again to spread the glorious word of their current LP, STILL HUNGRY. Released in April of this year, the duo had success through the Spring with another sell out tour, a #1 album chart topping position on Bandcamp (for two months!), play listing and appearances on BBC 6 Music and Soho Radio and ample rave reviews.


Still Hungry Tour Pt.II kicks off on the long Halloween weekend and to celebrate, DJ Format has crafted on an point mix to celebrate all things that go bump in the night! Expect horror, monsters, nightmares, terror and devil's in disguise when you click the link for a 50 minute ride into the darkness of dooooooom!!


https://www.mixcloud.com/matt-ford/dj-format-halloween-mix/


Tickets for the tour can be purchased via www.facebook.com/DJFormatUK & www.facebook.com/mcabdominal

Still Hungry UK / Eire Tour PT. II

31/10 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds

01/11 Lincoln, Strait & Narrow

02/11 Liverpool, The Magnet

03/11 Dublin, Workman's Club

07/11 Leicester, Soundhouse


09/11 York, Fibbers

10/11 Kendal, The Brewery

11/11 Blackpool, Bootleg Social

14/11 Derby, The Venue

15/11 Bristol, Thekla

16/11 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

17/11 Bournemouth, Canvas

18/11 Brighton, The Haunt

22/11 Guildford, Boileroom

23/11 Reading, Sub89

24/11 Milton Keynes, Beat Check

25/11 London, The Garage





European Tour for @JimsuperWhite new album #wafflestrianglesandjesus

JIM WHITE
RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM ‘WAFFLES, TRIANGLES & JESUS’

+ EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

STREAM NEW SONG ‘FAR BEYOND THE SPOKEN WORLD'







JIM WHITE is set to release new album 'Waffles, Triangles & Jesus" and has announced his European tour dates. “White remains one of modern music's most fascinating artists”, according to The Line Of Best Fit, who spoke to Jim White about his forthcoming new record and new song, 'Far Beyond The Spoken World'. Discussing the inspiration behind the new track, Jim explains:

“All my life I've battled the considerable undertow of fear of abandonment. It was never crippling, but was certainly ever present. This song was written at a time when I was first becoming aware of the dimensions of that issue. I've spent much of my adult life alone (I have kids, but no partner), in great part due to some serious psychological baggage I acquired as a child. As I enter the later years of my life I'm working to better understand those complexities and not let them overly dictate the circumstances of my life. The riff came together when I was playing banjo one day and suddenly I stumbled upon the core pattern in the song. As I repeated the lilting riff over and over suddenly the words to Far Beyond came flying into my mind. This is a song I haven't thought of or sang in some 30 years. Interesting how the subconscious has its way! So it's a collision of intuitive elements.”

Listen to Jim White’s new song Far Beyond The Spoken World:
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/loose-music/far-beyond-the-spoken-world/
- Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/5yXTie6iKHmQlfzXadpqxn
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijhtLiWIGLo 

Jim White’s new album Waffles, Triangles & Jesus is out 10 November 2017 on Loose, available on 2LP, CD & digitally. Pre-order via http://smarturl.it/jimwhite

JIM WHITE - A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Jim White gets around. When he’s not releasing his own critically acclaimed solo albums he splits his time producing records for other songwriters, exhibiting his visual art in galleries and museums across the USA & Europe and publishing award winning fiction.

His sixth solo studio album, the bizarrely titled Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, is a mind-bending joy ride of sonic influences featuring a bevy of his hometown Athens’ roots musicians, plus west coast indie darlings Dead Rock West, and rock and roll maverick Holly Golightly.

Prior to Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, White released five eclectic, totally uncatagorisable albums plus another six even stranger side projects. Numerous songs from his back catalog have appeared both in film and television, with his Primus-esque Word-Mule being featured in Breaking Bad, and more recently his cautionary rocker Crash Into The Sun appearing Ray McKinnon’s highly praised Sundance Channel series Rectify.

UK fans may recognise White as the narrator and defacto tour guide for the award winning BBC documentary, Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus, a road movie set in the rural South, which the LA Times described as “Decidedly strange, delightfully demented.” Prior to becoming a musician White led an aimless, diverse life, working countless menial labor jobs:  dishwasher, landscaper, lifeguard, cook, surfboard laminator, road builder, culminating with thirteen long years driving a taxi cab in New York City.

White is presently at work completing a memoir, Incidental Contact, based on a series of uncanny coincidences that befell him during his days driving that taxi in New York City. Two chapters of Incidental Contact, The Bottom and Superwhite, have been published in the literary music journal Radio Silence, with Superwhite being awarded a Pushcart Prize for short fiction. White was a pro surfer.  He served as literary commentator for the National Endowment of the Arts.  He was a European fashion model.  Samuel Beckett once played a practical joke on him.  There’s lots more non linear information that doesn’t really fit the usual bio format.   But that’s Jim—he gets around.


JIM WHITE'S EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

14 Nov - LEICESTER The Soundhouse (UK)
17 Nov - SHEFFIELD The HUBS (UK)*
18 Nov - NEWCASTLE Live Theatre (UK)*
19 Nov - GLASGOW Oran Mor (UK)*
20 Nov - MANCHESTER Deaf Institute (UK)*
21 Nov - LEEDS Brudenell (UK)*
22 Nov - BRISTOL Louisiana (UK)*
23 Nov - BIRMINGHAM Actress & Bishop (UK)*
24 Nov - BRIGHTON Brunswick (UK)*
25 Nov - GUILDFORD St Mary’s Church (UK)*
26 Nov - LONDON Dingwalls (UK)*

28 Nov - MIDDLEBURG Kloveniersdoelen (NL)
29 Nov - HEUSDEN Het Ravelijn Heusden (NL)
01 Dec - HERENT, GC De Wildeman (BE)
03 Dec - UTRECHT TivoliVredenburg (NL)
06 Dec - ARNHEM Luxor (NL)
07 Dec - SHERPENHUEVEL, GC den Egger (NL)
08 Dec - DIKSMUID 4AD (NL)
09 Dec - BAAKAVEEN Muziekpodium (NL)

* full band show 



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