Following the release of the Winterland EP in December, a brand new album is set for release later this month.
VOLCANOES will be available to buy and stream from Friday 23rd February, with a limited CD run also on sale the same day.
Featuring 11 tracks, the album follows the eclectic pattern set by its predecessor Lift – folky hummers, piano tinklers, bluesy stompers and retro rockers all co-exist, cheek-by-jowl, within the crater…with some strings, synth and brass thrown in for good measure.
I’m delighted to say the album also benefits from guest appearances by both Alan R Davison and Gecko 3 frontman, Martin Philip, who sing on Battle Lines, on the Sun Studios-inspired Whole Heap of Trouble and on Requiem. The latter uses the Robert Louis Stevenson poem of the same name (along with the words on Stevenson’s tomb in Samoa) as its lyric, and is the track which closes the album.
To launch the album I’ll be playing a special house concert in South London on 22nd February alongside Fara.
It’s here…the video for Winterland, lead track from the new EP of the same name.
Filmed on location in Edinburgh, it was the brainchild of Alan R Davison who shot, directed and edited the promo. For the best viewing experience, watch in HD.
The limited edition CD format of the EP is available on the SHOP page, or you can download it from Amazon Music, iTunes and many other stores.
The Winterland EP is released today (15th December) and is available to download / stream on Amazon:
and on iTunes:
The EP features four tracks – in addition to the title track and the version of On Christmas Day which featured as a bonus track on Lift, there is a new, “band” version of The Street Dragged Us Down and a track from the new album which is set for release in Spring 2018.
2. The Street Dragged Us Down (2017 version)
3. Battle Lines
4 On Christmas Day
The 4 track Winterland EP is set for digital and (limited) physical release in early December.
In addition, there will be a video to accompany the title track. It’s set to be filmed this Friday (1st December) in central Edinburgh (around Princes Street Gardens, St Andrew’s Square, the Royal Mile) so if you’re about late afternoon / early evening feel free to head along. I’ll post exact locations on Facebook / Twitter when filming gets underway.
I’ve spent a bit of time recording this year and am delighted to say that there is not just one, but two releases in the offing!
First up is the 4-track Winterland EP, which will be out in time for Christmas and along with the title track will feature a new version of The Street Dragged Us Down, On Christmas Day and another brand new track.
New Year will then see the release of my 5th album, the follow-up to Lift. More details on the tracks, and a release date, will follow but suffice to say I’m excited about getting a batch of new songs out. Here’s hoping you think they’re worth the wait…
Just over two weeks until the Edinburgh Festival Fringe gets underway, and I’m really looking forward to playing this year’s A Songwriters’ Circle show.
Taking place at The Jazz Bar (Venue 57) on Sunday 6th August, the show will also feature my old cohort Paul Gilbody, and fantastic Welsh-born troubadour Jack Harris. Together, we’ll be playing our songs and talking a little bit about how those songs were written.
Tickets are available from the Edinburgh Fringe website and also from the Fringe Box Office on the Royal Mile: