Fred Abbott roped friends and family into helping him shot an impromptu live video during his January residency at Camden’s The Forge. With mobile phones aloft around the venue, the footage was pulled together by Gavin Burridge into a nifty video for album favourite “Awake” that captures some of the live on-stage magic. Former Noah & The Whale band-mate and, now, Mumford & Sons violinist, Tom Hobden guests to bring some of the studio magic he contributed to Fred’s new album, Serious Poke.
In other news, Fred has been announced on the bill for this years Cornbury Festival on 8-10th July in Oxfordshire. For more tour dates keep an eye on Fred’s website: www.fredabbott.com
“TMBG’s capacity for writing a terrific melody is what sustains their popularity: that and the ability to leave audiences feeling that music ought primarily to be fun.”
They Might Be Giants stopped by BBC Radio Ulster when they were passing through Belfast on their current UK tour. The band chat with host Gerry Kelly and perform few acoustic tunes.
Listen to it here.
They Might Be Giants feature in the Lancashire Evening Post. Read it here.
They Might Be Giants were featured in yesterday’s Metro, ahead of the sold out London show next week.
New albums Glean & Why? are out now!
Ahead of European tour dates next month, Blitzen Trapper have released Mystery and Wonder. The 3-track EP includes two exclusive new non-album tracks: “Let The Cards Fall (Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic)” and “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow”. The latter is a traditional American folk tune most recently best known from the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou?”. The band were asked to record their own interpretation of the song by the makers of US TV show Fargo. It was subsequently featured in the series (Season 2, Episode 6) and is released here by popular demand.
The title track is taken from their new album “All Across This Land“, out now on Lojinx CD, LP and digital.
The band head for European shores next month for an extensive run of dates that cover Belgium, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
06 FEB 16 Le Botanique, Brussels (BE)
07 FEB 16 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton (UK)
08 FEB 16 The Lexington, London (UK)
10 FEB 16 Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) [“Blitzen Trapper plays Neil Young’s Harvest”]
11 FEB 16 C-Mine, Genk (BE)
12 FEB 16 Doornroosje, Nijmegen (NL)
13 FEB 16 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam (NL)
14 FEB 16 Hafenklang, Hamburg (DE)
15 FEB 16 Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (DK)
16 FEB 16 Atlas, Aarhus (DK)
17 FEB 16 Pustervik, Gothenborg (SE)
18 FEB 16 The Crossroad Club, Oslo (NO)
19 FEB 16 Mejeriet, Lund (SE)
20 FEB 16 Privat Club, Berlin (DE)
Tickets available now at your preferred vendor. Get the Mystery and Wonder EP on iTunes, Spotify or download direct from Lojinx.
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