Monday, August 24, 2009

Honour Before Glory

Last night I played the first gig with new material I've been writing since Forward Russia finished their second album - which is about two years ago

It's taken so long, as I've been determined to thrash out these songs all on my own, not necessarily in a singer-songwriter style, and recently it has been the challenge to arrange simpler songs in a more interesting fashion. More on that later, as 'proper' recordings of songs played by a full band will emmerge shortly

I'm wary of calling this a new band, I'm wary of calling this a solo project. It's something I feel I have to do, and I guess it's somewhere between the two. Over the past year or so, I've moved away from the idea of the songs being presented by one man and his guitar, but an offer I cannot refuse has caused me to rethink this

In late October, I am off to Germany to support Sometree on 8 dates of their forthcoming album tour - just me & a guitar. I am nervous but excited

It's something I barely thought twice about, but having never performed on my own, ever, I'm nervous as hell at the prospect!! I'm hoping to play as many 'warm up' shows as I can before I leave, that I'll hopefully keep here, twitter and a myspace updated of. After the German tour, hopefully the priority will be to get some kind of band together to play the songs that will by then be hopefully recorded


Solo Live Dates
Sept 13 - Leeds UK, Brudenell Social Club w/ Sunset Rubdown
Oct 23 - Berlin DE, Lido w/ Sometree
Oct 25 - München DE, Orangehouse w/ Sometree
Oct 26 - Stuttgart DE, Universum w/ Sometree
Oct 27 - Freiburg DE, Jazzhaus w/ Sometree
Oct 28 - Frankfurt DE, Das Bett w/ Sometree
Oct 29 - Wien AT, B72 w/ Sometree
Oct 30 - Dortmund DE Tbc
Oct 31 - Leipzig DE, Moritzbastei w/ Sometree

Soundtrack to this post: Bon Iver, The XX, The Invisible / Art: Erin Ward


stuartcookney said...

when are iFR! gonna return :(

sounds interesting tho! myspace???

whiskas said...

T'russia is still a bit far off with Katie in Nottingham. HBG myspace coming soon...