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Some UK Tour Things

April 15, 2013

Hello everyone. So, hitting the road around the UK this week, it’s been a (little) while. It feels good to be hitting home soil, as ever, and sold out shows are always fun. Three little things around the tour to let you know about…

– First up, supports for all UK shows are Larry & His Flask and George Frakes. As ever, I picked them myself and love their music, so I’d recommend getting down early.

– Secondly, if anyone has spare tickets they want to exchange, use the hashtag #fthctickets on Twitter. I always want tickets to go to a good home, but don’t want to clog up everyone’s Twitter feeds. Also, please try and keep it to face value (or plus booking fee), I’m not interested in helping out touts.

– Thirdly, a little bit of fun. We’ve made up a tour flag. It’ll be handed over to you, the great British public, at the first show (Manchester). The idea is that we all show the flag a good time around the country throughout the tour, using only the spirit of community (or something). I want you fine folks to take it to each of the cities – Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham and London – and let it see the sights, as well as making it to the shows. We want photos, stories, tags, whatever, and I’ll be checking up on it daily too.

Probably the hardest part will be getting it from one city to another, so if you’re heading to more than one show or can help out another way, get involved. Head over to my Facebook, or use the hashtag #fthcflag on Twitter, and let’s see if we can make this work.

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New US Dates Announced for Summer – Pre-sale Live Now!

April 9, 2013

Just announced, 7 new shows on the East Coast and in the Midwest have been added for July and August. The pre-sale for these shows is live at this link. You’ll get a code to access tickets when you pre-order Tape Deck Heart.

July 26 – The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY Pre-Sale
July 28 – Port City, Portland, ME Pre-Sale
July 30 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY Pre-Sale
July 31 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY Pre-Sale
August 02 – Higher Ground, Burlington, VT Pre-Sale
August 05 – Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI Pre-Sale
August 06 – The Majestic, Madison, WI Pre-Sale

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Live EP On Spotify

April 8, 2013

If you take a look at Spotify today, you’ll see there’s a Live EP on there from yours truly featuring ‘Recovery’, ‘I Still Believe’ and brand new track ‘Losing Days’ from ‘Tape Deck Heart’.

Click here to check it out.

Not long until ‘Tape Deck Heart’ drops now, you can pre-order it from here if you’ve not done so already.

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‘The Way I Tend To Be’ Documentary

April 5, 2013

My good buddy and old collaborator Greg Nolan, he of the wonderful ‘Road To Wembley’ film, has done it again.

He’s made a short career retrospective film about yours truly, and I thought you might like to see it.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, ‘The Way I Tend To Be’, a new film by Greg Nolan. Click here to watch it.

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Making Of Tape Deck Heart

April 3, 2013

Being down under certainly has its perks – lovely people, lovely weather, lovely scenery, lovely shows… And word on the street (OK then, Facebook) is that it’s been a little, well, less balmy back home lately. Not trying to brag, haha.

Everything is hotting up for the new album, we’re nearly there now people. Incidentally, I know one or two people have been a touch bamboozled by the amount of stuff happening on the site, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Don’t worry, this isn’t an indefinite state of affairs, just making sure everyone is on board for April 22nd.

Anyways. Here’s a behind the scenes video from the making of the album, hopefully it’ll shed some more light on ‘Tape Deck Heart’ and give you a taste of what’s coming.

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Free Download

April 2, 2013

Afternoon one and all – we’ve got an exclusive new track from ‘Tape Deck Heart’ for you courtesy of those fine folks at Amazon.

For a limited time only you can get a free download of ‘Good & Gone’, right here.

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US June Tour – Tickets On General Sale

March 29, 2013

Greetings, compadres, from Australia, on what is shaping up to be an excellent Friday.

Just wanted to let you ladies and gents know that the general sale for my June tour in the US with The Architects, Beans On Toast and The Sleeping Souls is now open.

Click one of the links below to get yours. See you there!

Sat 01 June – Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA

Tue 04 June – Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA

Thu 06 June – Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore, MD

Fri 07 June – Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Sat 08 June – Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ

Sun 09 June – The Basement, Columbus, OH

Mon 10 June – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

Fri 14 June – Deluxe, Indianapolis, IN

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June US Tour – Presale now open

March 27, 2013

If you missed the big news yesterday, fear not – I’ll be hitting the road in the States this summer with
The Sleeping Souls, as well as my buddies The Architects and Beans On Toast!

Tickets are available now for anyone pre-ordering ‘Tape Deck Heart’, click here to get your copy and a unique, exclusive pre-sale code.

Then use the code to access the ticket pre-sale by clicking on one of the dates below.


Sat 01 June – Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA

Tue 04 June – Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA
Thu 06 June – Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore, MD

Fri 07 June – Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Sat 08 June – Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
Sun 09 June – The Basement, Columbus, OH
Mon 10 June – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
Fri 14 June – Deluxe, Indianapolis, IN

There’ll be more tickets available on Friday in the general sale, stay tuned for more details on that…

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June US Tour

March 26, 2013

Headed back to the States for a little summer debauchery with The Architects and Beans On Toast!

Sat June 1 – Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA

Tue June 4 – Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA

Thurs June 6 – Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore, MD

Fri June 7 – Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Sat June 8 – Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ

Sun June 9 – The Basement, Columbus, OH

Mon June 10 – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

Fri June 14 – Deluxe, Indianapolis, IN

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Lexapalooza 2013

Old timers on here will know about Lexapalooza, my involvement in it, and what it means to me. For those who missed that part of the story, here’s a brief recap. Lexapalooza is a (nearly) annual music festival that was initially set up in 2006 by my friend Lexi to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign. It’s a small, friendly, intimate show, with the focus on having a good time and raising cash for a great cause.

Heart-breakingly, Lexi lost her battle with cancer in 2007 (I wrote a song about it), but the festival lives on, now acting as a memorial for her as well as everything else.

This year’s Lexapalooza takes place in London this weekend, on Saturday March 31st, at the Boston Arms in Tufnell Park. More info about the show, the line-up and so on, can be found here.

There are a ton of great bands playing, many old friends of mine (not least Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun), and it’ll be a blast no doubt. It comes with the highest recommendation from me that I can give. Alas I won’t be there (Australia beckons) but if you can make it, you won’t regret it.

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