So, I did a quick little tour video for St Christopher Is Coming Home using footage from the October tour. Came out quite nicely I think. Enjoy. Speaking of videos, I’m pleased to announce that the Reasons Not To Be An Idiot video came in at Number 5 in the MTV myspace chart – thanks for your support, and feel free to keep voting.
Next up: the single, Reasons, is out today. This morning I did a Live Lounge Session on Radio One for Sarah Cox – and much fun it was too. You can listen again here. The session includes a cracking cover, if I do say so myself, though don’t believe the hype about me and Alanis Morisette… The single is also available for cheap through the good people at 7Digital – check it out and get downloading.
Speaking of all things release-related, yes, the special edition of Love Ire & Song (+ First Three Years) is out on 26th January. It’ll be in all good stores and all that, but you can pre-order a super-cheap version of it from Play.com here. Just saying.
Gigs… Yesterday’s (not very secret) secret show in Brighton, at the Mid-Winter Picnic, was not only a load of fun, but also raised a wadge of cash for the people at Amnesty International. Great bands, great day, long may it continue. In other news, Liverpool is sold out, Oxford has about 3 tickets left at time of writing, and Cambridge is doing well too. Hooray! Also: after the Gaslight Anthem tour, I’ll be in the studio working on album 3, and then it’s festival season. The next big tour will be October, and tickets will be on sale ASAP. Watch this space.
Finally, my career has totally peaked. It’s been brought to my attention that the cryptic crossword in The Independent on October 27th had answers themed around me. That’s right, I was a crossword theme. Words cannot express my joy. It’s all downhill from here…