Saturday, 25 March 2017

Bury Me In The Pantheon. Twice.

Hi all!

We're now less than two weeks away from the new album and tour. Come and join us!

APRIL
Thu 6th HOVE Brunswick // tickets
Fri 7th LONDON The Monarch // free entry
Sat 8th SOUTHSEA Afternoon Show @ Southsea Sound // tickets
Sat 8th SOUTHSEA Evening Show @ Southsea Sound // sold out
Mon 10th BRISTOL Crofter's Rights // sold out
Tue 11th NOTTINGHAM Bodega // tickets
Wed 12th YORK Fulford Arms // tickets
Fri 14th EDINBURGH Opium // tickets
Sat 15th GLASGOW Hug & Pint // tickets
Sun 16th MANCHESTER Gullivers // tickets

Thanks everyone who snapped up tickets - we had to add an extra Southsea show due to demand, Bristol is sold out too and London looks to be busy. In all honesty, I've lost track of it all slightly amidst the promo activity for the album, but somewhere in amongst it all we released a second song from Get Found called 'Bury Me In The Pantheon', included below for your enjoyment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FddmQRSF_Zc
Bury Me In The Pantheon, from 'Get Found'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSI3hIYAmTQ
Bury Me In The Pantheon, live in session at Reading's Rising Sun Arts Centre

It's a bit weird seeing my face in HD, but I'm getting used to it. The video at the RSAC was one of a few shot by Ben Morse with a new toy he'd borrowed from Panasonic, and the results are pretty neat.

Meanwhile, The Ocelot was amongst the publications who had good things to say about Get Found, John Kennedy spun the previously unheard 'The Church of No Commandments' on (don't-call-it-xfm) Radio X plus I sat down and answered questions for PRS' M Magazine and the excellent York bunch One For The Road.

So there. Now we're up to date, my room is stacked high with new albums, t-shirts and other little trinkets to sell and all that remains is to say: see you out there.

xx

Friday, 17 February 2017

Tour dates: an update

Hey all,

I'm writing this late at night on Friday, February 17th and tomorrow I have a hometown show, my first in six months. It'll be a try-out show for some of the songs I'd like to play on tour and there'll be favourites too, all part of my mission to make this upcoming tour the Best Tour Ever.

I figured now the album announcement is out of the way, I might give the tour a little extra push. Here's a reminder of the dates and an update on ticket links etc:

APRIL

Thu 6th HOVE Brunswick // tickets
Fri 7th LONDON The Monarch // free entry
Sat 8th SOUTHSEA Southsea Sound // sold out
Mon 10th BRISTOL Crofter's Rights // tickets
Tue 11th NOTTINGHAM Bodega // tickets
Wed 12th YORK Fulford Arms // tickets
Fri 14th EDINBURGH Opium // tickets
Sat 15th GLASGOW Hug & Pint // tickets
Sun 16th MANCHESTER Gullivers // tickets

All shows with Non Canon
All shows with Helen Chambers exc. Scotland

For those of you who missed out on tickets to Southsea - I feel your pain. Tickets sold out within a few hours for it, so we're working on a solution. I'm told that if you want to register your interest/stay up to date with things for a potential extra Southsea show: usernametakenmusic@gmail.com is the address to email.

Other than that, the amazing Banquet (my favourite indie store) now has 'Get Found' up to order. I've added that link to the previous post, but here they are again:

Xtra Mile Recordings: http://smarturl.it/GetFound-XMR
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/GetFound_iTunes
Banquet: https://www.banquetrecords.com/ben-marwood/get-found/XMR130CD

Stay tuned for more gubbins,
b

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

NEW ALBUM KLAXON!

Ladies and Gentlemen and Gazorpians,

It is with great pleasure that I, Benjamin Marwood, announce at last my third full-length album, herein referred to as Get Found.

Get Found is out on 7th April 2017 on CD/download via the good people at Xtra Mile Recordings, who continue to put up with my shit.

Get Found has thirteen songs on it, and at forty minutes long is at the absolute maximum of my musical attention span:

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1. Punched In The Mouth (Part 1)
2. The Church Of No Commandments
3. In Black and White
4. Enraptured
5. DNFTTTS
6. Nights
7. I'm Wide Awake It's Boring
8. Bones
9. Baby You're A Mess
10. Bury Me In The Pantheon
11. Kick Out Kick On
12. The Devil Makes Work For Jazz Hands
13. Friends, Close

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All songs were written by me, except for Baby You're A Mess which was written (and initially recorded and released) by Tom Crook/Band of Hope. Naturally, the one I didn't write turned out to be the best one and you can hear it on Soundcloud right now:

https://soundcloud.com/benmarwood/baby-youre-a-mess


You can order stuff right over here:
Xtra Mile Recordings: http://smarturl.it/GetFound-XMR
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/GetFound_iTunes
Banquet: https://www.banquetrecords.com/ben-marwood/get-found/XMR130CD


I have various things to say surrounding the writing and recording of this album but that's for another day or maybe never (or, at least, for the liner notes). Suffice to say, I'm incredibly proud of this album and what it represents - so much so, that I'm actually going to try and take to the road for the first time in three years:

APRIL
Thursday 6th BRIGHTON Brunswick*
Friday 7th LONDON Camden Monarch*
Saturday 8th PORTSMOUTH Southsea Sound*
Monday 10th BRISTOL Crofters Rights*
Tuesday 11th NOTTINGHAM Bodega*
Wednesday 12th YORK Fulford Arms*
Friday 14th EDINBURGH Opium
Saturday 15th GLASGOW Hug and Pint
Sunday 16th MANCHESTER Gullivers*

All dates are with Non Canon
*dates are with Helen Chambers too
Tickets are hopefully available already, from wherever places normally do tickets.

Thanks massively to the XMR gang and to Barry Dolan for getting the record & tour off the ground.

Hitting publish on this post and actually telling people about it marks the end of a long road for me, though hopefully not the kind of road that your sat nav guides you down, swearing blind that this is the way to Leeds and all of a sudden you're in the sea. Hopefully at the end of this long road, there'll be ice cream.

To ice cream,
Ben