This week's gigs & things (28 Mar - 03 Apr)
MONDAY - playing some songs on Parliament Street in York for the Easter Family Festival
TUESDAY - into BBC Radio York again, this time to chat with Allan Watkiss on his country show from 4.00pm(ish) about the new album and sing some songs. Then that evening it's a return visit to Major Tom's in Harrogate
WEDNESDAY - going to the Fulford Arms to watch the fab Nick Hall & Zak Ford play at the Boss Caine Sundown Sessions
THURSDAY -> taking a break until our next gig on the 29th April
The Album Launch
Well the launch night for the new album eventually arrived (seems like we've been waiting forever) and what a cracking night it was. A pleasingly large number of people came along to the Basement in York for the launch and seemed to have a good time, we know we did. We started the night with a bit of a presentation to Vinnie Whitehead who recorded, mixed and produced North Country before showing the video for Black Feathers (more later). Then The Lungs did a set. Unbelievably good. Then the Bronze. Unbelievably good. Then it was our turn, and to make it extra special we had most of the musicians who played on the album with us. Really great to play the whole album live. Fab night.
We're now looking at making it a regularly fixture in the Mulholland calendar - Mulholland (full band) at Easter.
The Video(s) Launch
On the run up to releasing the video for Black Feathers we received the first video back from Peartree Studios of us singing some songs - Cold Wind. Very pleased with the finished article, two more to come over the coming months.
Friday though was the main event, the official launch of Black Feathers - The Video. Unfortunately a bunch of gremlins gatecrashed the Basement and caused the video to stop half way through. Not the best start but it gave the audience a little bit of a taster. It's now available on various video sites including YouTube. We've had lots of positive comments already, hope you like it.
BBC Radio York
On the morning of the album launch we went into BBC Radio York's studios to chat to Nathan Turvey on the Breakfast Show about the street festival in York we're playing on Monday. All went fine until we started to play Cold Wind and a string broke on the guitar! Live radio so we soldiered on, sounds ok on iPlayer fortunately. Hopefully we'll have better luck when we return to the studios on Tuesday for Allan Watkiss's country show.
What we're listening to
Harrison Rimmer - C
Best of the Psychedelic Furs