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