The new album ‘THE FUTURE NEEDS US NOW’ is nearing completion and will be available to download via Bandcamp from November 29th with CD copies following early in the new year.
This is a collection of songs and poems which hopefully tell the story of our times. That is the intention anyway. After writing the Spanish Civil War and the 1984-85 Miner’s Strike over the last few years I wanted to write a record right here, right now and send it out into the world.
There will be plenty for everyone and once again I will be accompanied by Rebekah Findlay on fiddle and vocals, I will also be joined by Daniel Lucas AKA Boss Caine whom I duet with on the song ‘Halo’ and whose guitar picking puts mine to shame. It’s a highlight of what is hopefully a cracking record.
The artwork is from Alan Morgan who provided We Shall Overcome with so many of its defining images this year, and design is by my comrade and friend Kevin Pearson.
I will be recording with Rebekah in mid-November and mastering takes place on 28th November- my 47th birthday- at Strange Reality Studios in Snaith with my long-term collaborator, and man in control of ‘The Good Button’, Mr Chris Miley.
All in all it’s fair to say I’m pretty excited about this one.
‘THE FUTURE NEEDS US NOW’ will be officially launched at The Station in Ashton-under-Lyne on Saturday March 11th. Big Sis, Pauline Town, will be hosting and the event will double-up as a We Shall Overcome fundraiser. MAKE A NOTE IN YOUR DIARIES!
More details as I have them…..