The wonderful Radio 2 DJ Janice Long came to see us play at the 12 Bar Club last night in London. It's the second time she has come out to one of our gigs in the last few months and she gave us a great shout out on her show afterwards, saying our set was "absolutely brilliant". Janice also played one of the songs from our forthcoming Liberation album - DJ On The Weekend - and said some very kind words about the band. You can listen back to her show here. We hope she might play a few more tracks from the album soon. Fingers crossed. Thanks so much to Janice for supporting us and a big thank you also to those who came down to see us play at this very old haunt of ours - it was great to be back there after so long. If you haven't been to the 12 Bar before, you should. It's one of London's oldest venues and is an experience like no other. After our set, we all ended up in a nearby pub where drummer Paul held court with some very wise words on his great passion in life - wine. Georgian wine, Croatian wine, all kinds of wine. Paul knows each and every one of them intimately. We have been thinking about exploiting Paul's skills by starting a Smoke Feathers range of wines, although the chances of there ever being anything left over to sell are probably pretty slim. Guess we could just sell the bottles... Don't forget you can still download all three tracks from our debut single Liberation Theology for free by 'liking' our Facebook BandPage. Our next gig is a big one - supporting the mighty Dodgy at The Peel in Kingston on Saturday, October 29. We are on stage at 8pm.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
OK folks, we don't have long to go before we start revealing some exciting news about the release of our album, Liberation. But while it all gets thrashed out, and in the run up to the launch, we have decided to give away all three tracks from our debut single Liberation Theology to anyone who signs up to our official Facebook page. Just follow this link and click the 'like' button on the BandPage. You can then download the single mix of Liberation Theology from the music player below the main picture. You can also get hold of the dub mix of the title track, featuring Nicaraguan revolutionary poet Ernesto Cardenal, and a copy of To Begin, To End for free from the same player - both songs featured on the B side to the single. Please share the page and this post with your friends and help us spread the word. We hope you enjoy the music. If you have any problems getting the tracks, drop us an email here.
Friday, October 14, 2011
We have been asked to play at the first Wagon event of 2012, hosted and curated by BBC 6 Music DJ Chris Hawkins. These awesome nights are renowned for showcasing up and coming bands so it's a real privilege to be a part of it. The gig takes place on Thursday, February 2nd upstairs at the excellent Old Queen's Head in Islington. More details to follow, but needless to say we are pretty excited about this one so stick it in the diary. Thanks for asking to play, Chris! If you can't wait until February, check out our Shows page for our next few gigs. One show not to miss is on Thursday, October 27 at the cosy 12 Bar Club just off Denmark Street.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
We are very pleased to announce that we'll be supporting Dodgy at The Peel in Kingston, south west London on Saturday, October 29. Dodgy are currently touring the UK to promote their stunning new album Stand Upright In A Cool Place with our very own Stu Thoy on bass guitar. Stu has been making a bit of a name for himself on the tour, signing autographs and even picking up a new nickname - The Fugitive. You can read all about their adventures on Dodgy's blog here. As well as playing the new album in its entirety, Dodgy have been treating audiences to some of their classic hits including Good Enough, In A Room and Staying Out For The Summer. It's a great honour for us to share the same stage as these guys so please come down and show some support as we start to build up some pressure for the launch of our own album, Liberation.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Our very own Stu Thoy is touring the UK, playing bass with one of Britain's favourite bands Dodgy this autumn, as they play material from their long-anticipated fifth studio album. The album is called Stand Upright In A Cool Place, and from what we've heard it's a great recording full of classic Dodgy hooks and rich, darker moments too. You may remember them for hits like Staying Out For The Summer, In A Room, Good Enough and Lovebirds, but we have a feeling you are going to love them just as much, if not more, for this album. Check their website for dates and get into the return of Dodgy before it gets too hectic!