Entitled ‘Between Wine and Blood”, New Model Army will release this new album on September 8th.
The album is both a brand new studio mini-album of 6 new songs and an 11 track live album recorded on the band’s current “Between Dog and Wolf” tour.
“Between Dog and Wolf”, released last September, received some of New Model Army’s best ever reviews in their 34 year career and was certainly their fastest selling album in 20 years, charting top 30 in UK and Germany and the major European tour through the end of last year reflected this success. The live album features songs recorded at London, Nottingham, Cambridge, Cologne and Amsterdam.
“Between Wine and Blood” will be available as a limited edition double CD hardback book pack, a double vinyl gatefold album and digitally. It will be available to pre-order from Tuesday 15th July. Initial quantities of CD and LP will be signed by the band and available individually, together or as a bundle with a brand new t-shirt featuring Joolz Denby’s album artwork. Pre-Orders are from: http://newmodelarmy.tmstor.es/
The band will be playing new songs on the forthcoming Between Dog and Wolf European tour part 2 in October and on the already announced special double set “Between Wine And Blood” shows in selected European cities in December. The UK dates are:
The Forum, Kentish Town
Rock City, Nottingham
THE SEA THE SEA
ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM // LOVE WE ARE WE LOVE //
1st SEPTEMBER, 2014
UK TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
“If smart, intricate lyrics are your thing, check out ‘Love We Are We Love’…” – American Songwriter
LOVE WE ARE WE LOVE, released in the US earlier this year, is an ethereal force blending two voices to form a single sound, which is at once effortless, yet powerful and demands your full attention. The name, The Sea The Sea is borrowed from Xenophon’s Anabasis – the ancient Greek soldiers’ cry of joy when returning home from battle.
The two first met 8 years ago, but didn’t form as a duo until 2011 when respective life experience brought them together again. Through early cowriting, it was obvious they had stumbled upon something truly special that became the foundation for the path to this debut record. Once they began writing and singing together, it didn’t take long for Chuck and Mira to weave their many voices into one.
They’ve already received praise from NPR and No Depression and now, by enlisting the careful production of Todd Sickafoose (An DiFranco, Andrew Bird, Anais Mitchell, Nels Andrews), with accompaniment like tuned wineglasses and swathing strings, they’ve created an honest and ethereal debut album.
The Sea The Sea’s harmonies weave back and forth to form an unmistakable and magnetic sound, reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel or, more recently, The Lone Bellow and The Milk Carton Kids. Through their gorgeous recordings of personal accounts marked with memorable melodies, Love We Are We Love is sure to be a favorite of 2014.
JON ALLEN ANNOUNCES UK TOUR FOR AUTUMN 2014
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jon Allen will tour the UK in October and November 2014 in support of his widely acclaimed new album, Deep River.
It’s the first time Jon Allen has toured his trademark mix of catchy tunes and folk and Sixties-inflected country blues in the UK since 2013, and will follow his new album’s launch gig at The Half Moon in Putney on June 18th and appearances at the Cornbury Festival on Saturday, 5th July, and Kew The Music on Friday 18th July.
Jon said: “I’m really looking forward to getting back on the road and playing out my new material. It’s great to be able to draw on a larger body of work. The arrival of the new album has made it harder to write a set list because I think there are a lot of strong songs on the record vying to be included. I guess that’s a good problem to have. There are some tracks on Deep River that I think are among my best work. I hope the fans enjoy them as much as I do.”
Released on 7th July, 2014 on Monologue Records, Deep River, is the third album of Allen’s career, following his 2009 debut album Dead Man’s Suit, and 2011’s Sweet Defeat, which saw singles such as In Your Light and Joanna, amongst others, A-listed by BBC Radio 2, and saw Jon make appearances on “Later… with Jools Holland” and a televised appearance on the BBC’s Glastonbury TV coverage. “It was Beyoncé then me! I like to think that she supported me,” Jon says.
Night & Day (http://youtu.be/kr1PvBgpvmo) , the first single to be released from Deep River, continued Jon’s run of success, spending 5 weeks on BBC Radio 2’s playlist. Jon said, “I’m delighted and to have had such a good reaction to Night & Day. There is always a feeling of holding one’s breath and a fear with a new album and first single – no matter how good you think a song is – that it will be a damp squib, so when it does get love back it’s extremely gratifying. Getting the Chris Evans ‘bump’ was a real bonus too”.
Deep River contains some of Jon’s best work. To him, it’s simple. “I just try to write music that moves me. I’m trying to express some truthfulness. There are no gimmicks, no beeps and whistles.” On it he channels everyone from Dylan to Shakespeare, via Al Green, JJ Cale and John Martyn, and even manages to write a romantic song about bankers (“I know there’s not a lot of sympathy for bankers, but it’s nice to write a song from the point of view of the bogey man and try and find the humanity even of him”).
He says: “I feel a bit like a musical outsider. I’m very inspired by music that feels like it comes from one of the main tributaries of blues, folk, jazz and country. That’s the music that moves me so I would rather be true to that than try to fit in.”
Jon Allen’s UK tour dates are as follows:
Saturday, 4th October – Hartlepool, The Grand Hotel (Music vs Cancer)
Wednesday, 15th October - Shrewsbury, Henry Tudor House (solo show)
Thursday, 16th October – Birmingham, Glee Studio (solo show)
Monday, 20th October – Glasgow, King Tuts
Wednesday, 22nd October – Newcastle, Cluny 2
Thursday, 23rd October - Sheffield, Greystones
Friday, 24th October – Manchester, Deaf Institute
Sunday, 26th October – Leicester, Musician
Monday, 27th October - Bristol, Colston 2
Tuesday, 28th October - London, Jazz Cafe
Thursday, 30th October - London, Bluesfest at Royal Albert Hall (afternoon show)
Thursday, 30th October - Cambridge, The Junction 2
Friday, 31st October – London, Bluesfest at Royal Albert Hall
Sunday, 2nd November - Brighton, Komedia Studio
Monday, 3rd November - Portsmouth, Cellars
Friday, 16th January – Milton Keynes, The Stables
Tickets are available from www.musicglue.com/jon-allen/
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