We played a wonderful show on the Golden Hinde on 23/08, supporting our friends and labelmates Limpet Space Race in launching their debut EP, Cartograffiti. LSR are fronted by our accordion player and singer Hannah Jakes, and the new EP is astonishingly good.
Joe played a couple of solo shows in Toulouse and Bordeaux as part of the British Embassy in Paris’ Les Voisins project – pop up events in various French cities showcasing British culture.
We played at the amazing Tandem Festival in June – here’s our tune ‘Eat the Snow’, live from a Stone Barn.
Joe is featured on the new EP ‘Mais c’est quoi maman?’, recorded over a week in Paris last year with 9 musicians from around the world. He sings and plays guitar on Track 1, a little backing guitar on track 2, and electric guitar on track 4.
‘Earth Hum’, our first studio EP, is officially released today!
To talk shop for a minute, if you stream it and you like it, we ask that you buy a copy. It’s available on Bandcamp as a digital download, or if you buy one of our limited edition cassettes or pieces of Adam Lalák’s original concept art, you’ll also receive a digital copy.
It costs money to make, and we want to make more, so please put your hand in your pocket.
Eyes Up! Moonwards is the first track on our upcoming EP ‘Earth Hum’ and we’ve made a short video to go with it.
If you preorder Earth Hum here, you get can get this track right away, with the rest following on April 4.
The band all have a role in the video, but special thanks to Orani, Maeve and Worldwide Welshman Liam Rickard for stepping in and supporting us, and of course to Rafi for filming.
Our pal Rafi Uddin filmed us playing our modern day shanty ‘Fish of the Sea’ on the Golden Hinde last week. Here’s the result, mixed with some time tipe-lapse photography from producer and unofficial sixth member Nicholas O’Brien.
Presenting the artwork for Earth Hum, designed by London based artist Adam Lalak, who hails from Prague.
The original sketch, and the others Adam created for this record, is for sale here.
We’re delighted to be supporting bluegrass band Old Salt, who we met at a folk festival in Brno, on the London leg of their UK tour. They won the “European World of Bluegrass” award for 2017, and this will be their first time playing in the UK.
The first night will be on February 15 in Biddle Brothers in Hackney, and will be free entry. The night is run by the excellent Sad House Daddy, and we will be joined by Worldwide Welshman and Géronimo Chapeau. Details here.
The second will be on February 16 on the Golden Hinde, the galleon dry-docked near Tower Bridge, and will also feature Worldwide Welshman. Tickets are £7.50 in advance, and available here. Keep an eye on the Facebook event here.