Tuesday, 1 February 2011

"You do gotta want it!"

A quick heads-up about a couple of new releases. I don't plan to turn this into a release/review blog, but these are important to me and need every like-minded soul behind them to give them more exposure..

Austin Lucas has a brand new single released today.

Thunder Rail is released via Last Chance Records - direct link for the release is http://www.lastchancerecords.com/products/Austin-Lucas-%22Thunder-Rail%22-MP3-Digital-Single.html. It's also available on iTunes, but Last Chance will gift you a .99c rebate on the album when it's released: hey, dem's good beeble!

Speaking of albums, the new Dolorean I was raving about a while back, finally sees the light of day. The Unfazed is out on Fargo in UK and Europe (I know, we're *in* Europe...) and Partisan in the States. Blissful stuff for fans of Elliott Smith, Iron and Wine, Peter Bruntnell and Damien Jurado). Catch them on tour in February:
8th: Paris, France (with Deer Tick and Tift Merritt!)
9th: Gent, Belgium - Vooruit Cafe
10th: Haarlem, NL - Patronaat (with Ben Weaver)
11th: Leiden, NL - Q Bus (with Ben Weaver)
12th: Utrecht, NL - Ekko (with Ben Weaver)
13th: Ottersum, NL - Roepaen (with Ben Weaver)
15th: London, UK -  Lexington (Tickets)
16th: Nottingham, UK - Bodega (Tickets)
17th: Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
18th: Oxford, UK - Bullingdon Arms (Tickets - dummies can't spell the band name. God help us!)

Finally, in just a couple of weeks, Malcolm Holcombe will release his new album - his first album for Music Road Records: To Drink The Rain is also the first produced by Jared Taylor, and (for my money) he really brings out the grit and fire evident in Malcolm's live performances - the humour too, the opening track 'One Leg At A Time' is hilarious! Catch Malcolm on the road in March: UK dates...

2nd: St Bonaventures, Bristol
3rd: Green Note, London
4th: Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter
6th: B-Bar, Plymouth
7th: Brighton, Latest Bar
8th: Musician, Leicester
9th: Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
10th: Farncombe Tavern, Farncombe
11th: Gateshead Central, Newcastle
12th: Peacock Arts Centre, Aberdeen
15th: Links Hotel, Montrose
16th: Errigle Inn, Belfast
19th: Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul, Dublin
20th: The Highway Bar, Crusheen, Co. Clare
21st: March Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland

(Ticket links for all shows on Malcolm's site: http://www.malcolmholcombe.com/shows.htm

You can also catch Malcolm online, playing live in Studio B at WCNW, this Thursday (3rd Feb) at 11am (think that's 4pm GMT, 5pm CET... right?) and then again on Saturday 5th on WETS 89.5 FM, Studio One Session at 1pm (is Tennessee in the same timezone as NC...? Better check your watches)