As summer ends and autumn leaves start to fall, I can’t quite believe that there are only 25 days and counting until the album is out! I cannot wait to finally release it into the world and share it with all of you who have been so patient throughout this whole beard growing/beard shaving, mixing/re-mixing, tinkering/tonkering process. I hope you will feel that it’s been worth the wait!
The fact that it’s taken so long to get to this point, means that I’ve been quite overwhelmed to hear people connect with the album thanks to some fantastic radio support from Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music - “very, very special”- , Nick Luscombe at ‘Late Junction’ on BBC Radio 3, Mark Radcliffe on the Folk Show on BBC Radio 2 - “an exciting young talent” - and Stuart Bailie on BBC Radio Ulster - “beautiful”. You can hear Lauren Laverne talking about the album and playing ‘Different Paths’ on Tuesday’s BBC 6 Music Recommends show here (at 24mins): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04g7zm9
The album will be released officially on Monday 29 September with some secret happenings to celebrate! Join me! – more to follow via twitter @magiclanternuk
I am most excited however to invite you to the launch party, hosted by the Nest Collective, on Saturday 4th October at St Mark’s Church Hall in Dalston, E8 2LG. Support comes in the very singular form of Manchester’s finest, Alabaster DePlume, with champion wordsmith Wilf Merttens as master of ceremonies. It’s going to be an extremely fun night and I really hope you can all make it. I may well be a little emotional. It’s a good idea to get your tickets in advance to make sure you can make it. The Facebook event & Tickets are available here
After the launch I’ll be heading out on tour, the dates are below. I would love to play some more house shows though, so if you would like me to come and play at your place and I won’t be coming through on the tour, let me know and I’ll try and arrange it!
Finally, I would love to ask for your help in promoting the record by ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’ the links and using the hashtag #lotml if you can. Thank you!
Big love, thanks for all your continued support and hope to see you at the launch!
The Magic Lantern – ‘Love of Too Much Living’ Tour
29 September – ALBUM OFFICIALLY RELEASED!
4 October – St Mark’s Church Hall, London – LAUNCH PARTY!º
6 October – The Prince Albert, Stroud º
10 October – The Fuel Cafe, Manchester º
11 October – ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’, Lincoln º
12 October – The Speak Easy, Hull º
16 October – Catweazle Club, Oxford
24 October – Grain Barge, Bristol*
25 October – The Good Shed, Stroud*
26 October – The Lexington, London*
27 October – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich*
28 October – Portland Arms, Cambridge*
29 October – LAMP, Leamington Spa*
30 October – Railway, Winchester*
31 October – UCLU Folk Society, London
19 November – Bath Gallery, Bath
º with Alabaster DePlume
* with Cocos Lovers & Hot Feet