My mid-summer break is over, and I couldn’t be more stoked about it. Today I’m heading to Oxford to meet up with the Sleeping Souls to rehearse some special goodies for the Cambridge Folk Festival. I can’t wait to see their lovely faces again, and start rocking.
Some single news for you! August 29th this year will see the release of If Ever I Stray as the next single from England Keep My Bones. It’ll be out digitally with a brand new, exclusive song, Sailor’s Boots, as the b-side (for the purists out there, yes, that is the song that used to be called Rod Stewart). The video will be premiering online on Friday, and you should be hearing it on a radio station or at a festival near you pretty soon.
Next up, a new show for you. As a warm-up for the mighty Reading & Leeds festivals, the band and I will be playing a headline show at The Roadmender in Northampton on August 25th. Tickets are onsale now.
Speaking of shows, people of Europe, fear not. There are a whole load more European shows in many countries in December which I will be announcing sometime next week. Hold tight, I haven’t forgotten about you!
Next up, if you’re feeling kindly, you can vote for me (in pretty much every category except for “best female”, which should, of course, go to Laura Marling) in this year’s Q Awards. Thanks in advance.
Finally, here’s the latest in my series of YouTube language car-crashes. This week, to celebrate my forthcoming show at Mannifest on the Isle Of Man, I’m speaking Manx!