I’ve just returned from a 3 day press trip to Germany, Berlin and Cologne to be precise. How strange life is. Having spent such a long time building things up the hard way in the UK, it seems, bizarrely, that there’s almost something of a hype going on in Deutschland. 20 interviews in 2 days got a little tiring, but it was a good experience. I’m back there for the night in September (the 4th) for a free show at the Ramones Museum in Berlin. Cool.
Tomorrow is, potentially, radio D-Day in the UK. With the promotion for the last record, we came on so very far, moving from occasional plays on specialist shows to day-time playlist. A major part of how we achieved this was thanks to people power – i.e. contributions from people like you, yes you, right there, in the shirt. I remain hugely grateful for that contribution. And now it looks like we might need your help again.
Tomorrow, Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 1 will be giving “The Road” its first day-time play on her show, which runs from 10am-1pm. So, tune in and have a listen, but more importantly, let her know you loved it. This can be done through the medium of text message, or by emailing the show. Then, on XFM, the single will be played on the drive time show from 3pm-7pm – same deal really, Dave Berry is on 83936 or email@example.com. Finally, the single can be voted for on the BBC 6Music Rebel Playlist at the moment, right here. If it gets enough votes it hits the daytime playlist there too.
Every little helps the cause with this kind of thing, so thanks in advance for your help.