Happy new year! Ive been shockingly absent from your inbox for a while because after finishing the touring year at Irregular Folk in Oxford in mid-December, I needed a while to recharge, think and prepare for the year ahead. I trust you all had a wonderful holiday and if you’re looking onto the same slate grey sky as I am as I write this, then you’ll be wondering where all the good cheer went. But January never promised to love you, so now its time to pick up where we left off. Forza!
So, here we are. Cold & broke but with the promise of a full year of exploration ahead. A year when anything is possible. Positivity is a choice! That is my new mantra. Releasing the album and touring around the country was both thrilling and exhausting in equal measure. Your support has been amazing and its been great to make some new friends on the road.
2015 then holds the promise of the new. For me, that starts with the vinyl edition of the record which i’m relieved to say will FINALLY be released at the end of January with pre-orders available from next week!
Then i’m very excited to announce: ‘Love Of Too Much Living: Re-Makes’ album. When ‘Love Of Too Much Living’ album came out, I approached a collection of close musical friends and asked it they would be interested in doing covers or ‘re-makes’ of songs from the record. I’m delighted to say this re-conception of the ‘Love Of Too Much Living’ is nearly finished and i hope to release it in early february with covers from This Is The Kit, Rozi Plain, Sam Brookes, Wallis Bird & Emilia Martensson among others. Following the Re-Makes album,I plan to release a double AA side single, with a few special things, more info to follow! I’m putting some plans to together for some more extended touring, as soon as these firm up i’ll let you know.
In the meantime, I am very pleased to be able to share this lovely live video I made of Stitches with Janseem Cardoso for the At The Window Sill series. I hope you enjoy it! There are more videos to come over the next little while so stay tuned.
Live gigs coming up
21/01 – Undergrowth at The Greenbank, Easton, Bristol
20/02 – The Laundrette, Durham
24/02 – The Golden Lion, Bristol
28/02 – House gig, Fife
04/03 – The Prince Albert, Stroud
30/03 – Breath at St Thomas’s Hospital, London
04/04 – Hot House Festival, Halsway Manor