Album News!

NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR: OUT 17 NOVEMBER 2014

noty coverHere we are at last! My new album, Neighbour of the Year, is out two months from today. It will be available on CLEAR, 10″ VINYL (ltd edition), CD and DOWNLOAD. I’m releasing it on my very own Straw & Hay Records. Cover photo by the talented Ella Osborne.

A new video is coming very, very soon, and you’ll be able to pre-order your copy of the album in a few weeks’ time. I look forward to telling you all about it.

Tracklisting:

  1. Not Now, Horse
  2. March, March
  3. I’ve Been Shot
  4. I Can’t See You
  5. Neighbour of the Year
  6. DOG
  7. Shelter
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Listen back to our Gideon Coe 6 Music session

If you missed our live session on Tuesday, fear not – you can listen back at your convenience:

Gideon Coe, Tues 9th September

There are three songs in two sections, the first at 20 mins (One by One by Connie) and the second at 35mins (How Sad, How Lovely by Connie and Condor by me). There’s a bunch of pics of our adventure over on Facebook. A massive thank you to Gideon Coe for having us; if it wasn’t for him I might never have heard Connie in the first place.

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My friend, Claire

We’ll be playing three songs live on Gideon Coe’s show tonight from our forthcoming Roving Women set. We’ll be playing two of Connie’s songs and one of mine that was inspired by Connie.

We’ll also be dedicating one of these songs to our friend, Claire Turley, who we lost recently. You might have seen one of Claire’s many bands – I used to get Slow Down Tallahassee to play with Monkey Swallows the Universe from time to time, and I’ve put The Bon Bon Club and Nature Set on when I’ve arranged shows in the past too. She also played in The Penny Licks, Navvy, Wisconsin Death Trip and I’m sure I’ve forgotten one or two in this list as well. She was a wonderful musician and the happiest person I’ve ever seen on stage. She was also a bloody fantastic person and Sheffield has been devastated with the news of her loss.

Claire by Dan Sumption

Claire by Dan Sumption

Claire’s husband Ian has set up a fundraising page to raise money for Sheffield Light, a charity that supports women with antenatal depression, which Claire had suffered from previously.

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Gideon Coe session

Roving Women is exactly one month away!

Nat as Connie

We’ll be previewing three tracks from the set live on Gideon Coe’s BBC 6 Music show next Tuesday, 9th September. Pretty appropriate as it was on Gid’s show that I first heard Connie.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for the big night on 1st October!

In other news, something VERY VERY exciting arrived today. More news coming your way later this month. In the meantime, I’ll give you an inch:

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Green Man

I went to Green Man Festival this weekend. (Not to play this time, just for a holiday).

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If you haven’t been, it’s one of the prettiest festivals there is, in the Brecon Beacons in Wales. I’d forgotten how nice the last part of the drive there is:

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My highlights included Sun Kil Moon, Bill Callahan, Beirut and what I managed to see of Teleman, all of whom I’d been waiting to see for ages. I also enjoyed the Gentle Good, the Phantom Band, Neko Case, Slint and dancing under the stars to the Pixies and Bruce Springsteen and Pulp. Saw some good stuff in the comedy tent too, including Ed Aczel.

But then Neutral Milk Hotel played In The Aeroplane Over the Sea in its entirety and it was perfect.

 

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