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Month: March, 2012

Record Store Day single + live shows

Hello Darlings!

Here’s some new news for you…

The Prize 10” Single on Record Store Day

The new Gravenhurst album The Ghost in Daylight is to be released on 30th April. Preceding that, we are releasing a single called The Prize, which will be available exclusively from participating independent record stores on Record Store Day (21st April) as a marbled silver and white 10”, backed with a cover of Tim Buckley’s Song to the Siren. To accompany this release, I will perform a solo in-store set at Rise Records in my hometown of Bristol on Record Store Day, from 7pm, as part of a series of special shows around the release of the album – full details below.

The Prize is too long to fit on a 7” single, so we were ‘forced’ to do a 10”, which was all the better as it’s my favourite format and a rare beast.

LIVE ACTION

Friday 20th April: FR, PARIS, Clap Your Hands Festival at Café de la Danse
Parisians will be the first to see the new Gravenhurst ensemble. We will be debuting songs from the new album ‘The Ghost In Daylight’ alongside old favourites. Whilst this show is part of a festival, Gravenhurst is the headline act and will be playing a a full-length set, and there will be one support act. Tickets here

Saturday 21st April: UK, BRISTOL, Rise Records solo in-store set for Record Store Day – 7pm – Free
It will be interesting to see how many people can squeeze into this wonderful shop without damaging any of the exquisite vinyl. I’ll play a solo set, with new backing drones emanating from some new pedals I’ve picked up.

Wednesday 25th April: UK, LONDON, St Pancras Old Church – Sonic Cathedral Presents…a Gravenhurst solo show. **SOLD OUT**
This has now sold out. With this show being promoted by the ever-dependable Sonic Cathedral, I’m being supported by Neil Halstead, which seems a little strange but also wonderful, as a couple of years ago I supported him. As many of you will know, Neil’s a music legend, a massive influence on Gravenhurst, and also a very nice chap. Further support comes from Johnny White of Fairewell.

Friday 27th April: UK, BRISTOL, Grain Barge – Solo show
I’m very happy to say I’ll be playing a Bristol solo launch at the marvellous Grain Barge, an intimate and sonically excellent small venue on the Hotwells waterfront. You can stand really close to me and make a nuisance of yourself, requesting songs you know I won’t be able to play on my own, like I do at War Against Sleep gigs.
Tickets here

Sunday 6th May: UK, BRISTOL, Simple Things Festival, Bristol – Gravenhurst Ensemble show
Buy tickets here

Tuesday 22nd May: UK, LONDON, The Lexington – Gravenhurst Ensemble show, supported by Sweet Lights
**Less than 20 tickets left for this show**

As in Paris we will be playing songs old and songs new, and we are delighted to announce that we will be supported by the fabulous Sweet Lights whose single ‘Endless Town’ is out now on transparent vinyl.  We highly recommend you watch the Endless Town video

Tickets: here

And I think that’s just about it for now.

Nick

Special guests for London St Pancras show

We’re very excited to announce that in support at this special London show are very special guest Neil Halstead and a rare solo outing from Johnny White of Fairewell.

That’s Wednesday 25 April for this intimate Gravenhurst solo show at St Pancras Old Church. Very limited capacity and tickets are selling fast.

Buy tickets here

Promoted by Sonic Cathedral:
www.soniccathedral.co.uk
www.facebook.com/soniccathedral.uk

Live dates + Ultraskull back online!

Hello Pop Pickers!

Three very special Gravenhurst shows are coming up, here are the details.

Friday 20th April, Café de la Danse, Paris – Clap Your Hands Festival
If you are fortunate to live in Paris you will be the first to see the new Gravenhurst ensemble. This will be a band show, where we will be debuting songs from the new album ‘The Ghost In Daylight’ alongside old favourites. Whilst this show is part of a festival, Gravenhurst is the headline act and will be playing a a full-length set, and there will one support act. Buy tickets here

Wednesday 25th April, St Pancras Old Church, London – Sonic Cathedral Presents… a Gravenhurst solo show.
This will be a very intimate, one-off solo show in a unique but very limited capacity venue. Only 100 tickets available and you can get them in advance from here

Tuesday 22nd May, The Lexington, London – The Local Presents… The new Gravenhurst Ensemble show.
This is the UK debut for the new band line-up. Like in Paris we will be playing songs old and songs new, and while this is a bigger venue than St. Pancras Old Church, it’s still of limited capacity. Get your tickets here, here or here

…and as you already know, the new Gravenhurst album The Ghost In Daylight will be released on April 30th on Warp Records. Album track ‘The Prize’ is available to listen to now at the Gravenhurst Facebook page.

More live dates and other exciting developments to come…

ULTRASKULL
Ultraskull is back online! We were forced to take it down due to legal action which has now been settled out of court. Basically e said we dun it, but we din do it, and we aint dun nuffink, but e says it like its like we ave done it, and makes out like we ave and makes it sound like we ave, and now everyone finks we ave, and slisiter says we ave to say we dun it when we aint done it just cos it looks like we ave!, and cos in court they will make it look like we totally ave and its not fair. You can read it at the new address here:
http://ultraskull.gravenhurstmusic.com/

Ultraskull – not work safe since 2006!

See you off-piste!

Nick