We've just returned from two weeks in the studio, where we've been recording the next album with Ethan Johns. Watch this space for release details.
After a busy year of touring, we're heading back into the studio over the winter to work on the next album. See you on the other side.
Champions of the World
We're delighted to be opening for Danny and The Champions of the World on their UK tour in October. Head to the shows page to find out where you can catch the show.
Just a few more weeks until we're back in the UK, where we'll be performing two homecoming shows in London and St Leonards on Sea. Supporting on both shows will be Dan Whitehouse.
Get your tickets quick by heading to the shows page....
We're heading back out on the road again in October- this time we're opening for Danny and The Champions of The World on their UK tour. Visit the shows page for dates and tickets!
USA Single Release
'For A Minute There' is released digitally in the USA today on Highline Records. Get your copy by clicking the link opposite.
UK TOUR POSTPONED
Due to our very busy touring schedule, we have unfortunately had to postpone the release of our fourth studio album, and the accompanying UP MERCATORIA TOUR. We shall reschedule the dates very soon- if you already have a ticket get in touch with your ticket seller. We will, however, still be playing two home coming shows at ST LEONARDS and ST PANCRAS!
On 31st August we'll be playing at the Free Masons Hall in St Leonards on Sea, and on September 3rd we will be playing at St Pancras Old Church, in London. We will be joined by very special guest Dan Whitehouse on both dates.
But first, we're about to get on a plane to the USA to spend the summer opening for Tori Amos in some of the finest theatres around.
See you out there!
Delighted to announce - North America Here We Come! In two weeks time we shall be embarking on a six week coast to coast odyssey around the USA and Canada with the lovely Tori Amos. Click the poster for all the dates.
WE MADE IT!
17 Countries and nearly 10,000 miles. Thanks to Tori, and to all her wonderful crew who looked after us, fed us, did our sound and lights and merch and were generally just lovely! And thanks to her brilliant fans for listening! Got some UK Festivals coming up this month- check the shows page for info.
Rather sad to say that we'll be leaving the Tori Amos touring circus after the Warsaw show, and not continuing on for the last 6 shows. This is due to some logistical issues! We've had such a lovely time though, especially the last two nights in Austria. One more week to go, which includes Stuttgart, Munich, Prague and Warsaw. Then home!
ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Well, we've had an amazing first two weeks on the road with Tori Amos, and an incredible night last night playing the Royal Albert Hall.
Thanks to everyone who came and said hello or bought a record. Now go buy tickets to our September headline tour! St Leonards, Bristol, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and Glasgow! Ticket links all the shows page.
Wood festival today, then five weeks in Europe, starting with Paris tomorrow! Au revoir!
UP MERCATORIA TOUR- AUTUMN 2014
We've just announced a headline tour this September, when we'll be taking in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol, London and St Leonards on Sea! Get your tickets now from our shows page.
UK AND EU TOUR WITH TORI AMOS!
We're delighted to announce that we have been asked to support Tori Amos on her UK and EU tour this May and June. See the poster opposite for all the dates (click to enlarge) and visit the shows page for more info!
Thanks to all who came out to see us on our cafe tour- what a lovely week! More shows coming up and festival announcements trickling in, so head to the shows page for info.
DRUM ROLL PLEASE....
Our cafe competition winner is.....Mr Julian Martin!
Congratulations Sir. A bundle of CD's and two tickets to a cafe show are on their way to you.
Thanks to all those who entered. Our cafe tour starts this Sunday so go and buy your tickets quick! In the meantime, you can catch us this week in the following places, and on the following airwaves:
Tues 4th opening for Danny and the Champs at Fat Lil's in Witney
Weds 5th on Mr John Kennedy's XFM show at 11pm
Thurs 6th opening for Danny and the Champs at The Jazz Cafe.
Otherwise, see you next week on the road! Cardiff/Manchester/Norwich/St Leonards/Shaftesbury/Oxford/London!
CAFE TOUR VIDEO AND COMPETITION!
We've made a little video to tell you all about our cafe tour in March (see opposite). We're also running a cafe competition, so for your chance to win a CD album bundle (all three TM&HL albums!) PLUS a pair of tickets to a cafe show of your choice just enter over HERE.
2014 CAFE TOUR
As we're currently squirreled away working on our next album, we thought it might be nice to venture out for a week, so have organised a short cafe tour in March. We'll be trying out some new tunes, and playing the old favourites. We'll be accompanied by our good friend Benjamin Folke Thomas.
Visit our shows page for more details, times and ticket links, and we hope to see you on the road.
We've got some lovely show coming up in February and March, including a Sunday afternoon at the Union Chapel with the Coal Porters, and opening for Danny and the Champs at the Jazz Cafe. Head over to the shows page to have a look.
Well, we made it. Twenty Four marvelous shows with The Bad Shepherds. Thanks to them for being so lovely and inviting us on the road, and thanks to all who came to see us.
Please enjoy our melancholic Christmas offering 'In The Bleak Midwinter' free download (link opposite), as featured on Highline Records 'Festivus 2' compilation
Merry Christmas everyone!!
We're (almost) half way through our 24 shows with The Bad Shepherds, and are having a wonderful time! There are still plenty of places to catch us- this week we're off to Cardiff, Gloucester, Corby, Farnham and Brighton, then it's Colchester, Nottingham, Holmfirth, Clitheroe and Pocklington, then Folkestone, Oxford, Cambridge, London then home! If you're hoping to catch us at the London show at the Shepherds Bush Empire on December 14th do get there early! We're sharing the bill with special guest John Otway, so we're on at 7.15.
Head over to the usual social media sites to see what we're up to.
See you out there.
SHOWS SHOWS SHOWS!
We've had a splendid time on the road with Ethan Johns- thanks to all who came! We'll be playing in Whitstable on the 8th with Dana and Susan Robinson at the Royal Native Oyster Stores, then we'll be back across the UK from the 13th on a lengthy tour with Ade Edmondson and his Bad Shepherds. The shows are selling out so get your tickets quick!
See you out there!
ONE WEEK TO GO!
In one week's time we'll be back on the road supporting the legendary Ethan Johns. If you don't know Ethan, he has produced records by the likes of Laura Marling, Tom Jones, The Kings of Leon, and many many more, and last year he released his solo album 'If Not Now Then When'. These promise to be a wonderful set of shows- we suggest getting your tickets quickly! We kick of at the Komedia in Brighton next Tuesday- click the poster adjacent to enlarge for all the dates.
See you out there!
DEBUT ALBUM REPRESSED!
Exactly two years after all Loose's stock was burnt down in the PIAS fire during the London riots, we're happy to say that our debut album has finally been repressed! Our self titled album was produced by Danny George Wilson and Romeo Stodart, and released on Loose Music in 2010. This is the first time any copies have been available since that summer, and it joins our 2011 Heavenly release 'Quality First, Last & Forever!' and our most recent album 'La Ferme de Fontenaille' in the APRC store. You can even pick up all three in a special bundle. Click on the picture to take youstraight there. Lovely.
For those seaside dwellers among you, we hope to see you at Bexhill's De La Warr Pavilion this Friday, where we'll be joined by some very special friends. Otherwise hope to see you on the Ethan Johns tour next month.
UNION CHAPEL WITH ETHAN JOHNS
Just over a month to go now until we hit the road with Ethan Johns- so hope you've got your tickets! We'll also be joining him for a show at the beautiful Union Chapel in London on Oct 3rd. See you there!
ON TOUR AGAIN
Having announced just last week that we'll be hitting the road with Ethan Johns this September, we're very excited to say that we'll be heading out again for a lengthy UK tour this Nov/Dec with Ade Edmondson's Bad Shepherds.
Amongst all the festivals, and a FREE Truck Festival after party, we also have a London show coming up with our good friends Red Sky July next month, so head over to the shows page for all the dates and tickets.
See you at Glastonbury this weekend! We're playing the acoustic stage on Sunday.
ON TOUR WITH ETHAN JOHNS
We're delighted to announce that we'll be supporting Ethan Johns on his UK tour this September. Tickets go on sale this Friday, so don't miss 'em! All dates can be found on our shows page.
We hope to see some of you at a festival or two in the coming months- we'll be at Glastonbury, Larmer Tree, Maverick, Standon Calling, East Festival and Create- so see you in a field somewhere!
GLASTONBURY / FESTIVALS / SHOWS / HOP FARM CANCELLED
We've had a wonderful three shows with Loudon Wainwright III last week, thanks to all who came and said hello. A reminder that we'll be playing a headline show on May 25th at the beautiful Arlington Arts Centre in Newbury, tickets can be bought from our shows page. For those of you a little further north, you can catch us supporting Lau in Birmingham on May 12th.
We're delighted to announce that we shall be playing on the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival this year. If you're not heading that way, we'll be appearing at plenty of festivals over the summer, kicking off with the marvelous Wood festival in just a few weeks time. See the shows page for more details.
We're very sorry to hear that Hop Farm has been cancelled. We had been asked to open the main stage on the sunday but alas, it was not meant to be.
See you at a show soon.
BOB HARRIS SESSION / CASSETTE COMPETITION WINNERS / SHOWS
If you didn't stay up late enough this weekend to catch our session on the Bob Harris Show on BBC Radio 2, you can listen again using the player on the right.
We've randomly picked our five lucky winners from the cassette competition entries. They are- Richard East, Annie Hall, Valerie Evans, Sarah Lawrence and Fraser Ball. You should all be receiving your limited edition copies of the album 'La Ferme de Fontenaille' on cassette tape very soon.
We have plenty of shows coming up over the next few months before we start a busy festival season, so do keep an eye on our shows page, and we hope to see you at one soon.
SHOWS WITH LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III AND LAU / BOB HARRIS SESSION / MORE SHOWS AND FESTIVALS / CASSETTE COMPETITION
We're delighted to be announcing more shows and festivals for this spring and summer. As well as a handful of headline shows we'll be supporting Loudon Wainwright III on three of his UK Dates, as well as opening for Lau on one night of their upcoming tour. Head to the shows page to find out more and get your tickets. We're also very pleased to say that we're heading back to one of our favourite festivals- WOOD FESTIVAL this May. It's a wonderful weekend so get your tickets quick! There'll be more festival announcements soon.
Don't forget to listen out for our live session on the Bob Harris show this Saturday night, and remember there's still time to enter our competition below to win a cassette copy of the album. We'll be announcing the winners next week.
NEW VIDEO / FREE DOWNLOAD SINGLE / CASSETTE COMPETITION / FESTIVALS ANNOUNCED
We have a brand new video for our track 'For a Minute There' which is released as a single this monday. It is available now as a FREE download (click the button above) along with a rare b-side 'Redemption Movement' a song we recorded way back in 2008 at our good friend Hankdog's basement studio in Gypsy Hill, in our first duo recording session.
To celebrate the new single we're offering 5 lucky listeners the chance to win a copy of our album 'La Ferme De Fontenaille' on limited edition cassette, which comes complete with a FREE hi-fidelity digital download, simply by answering the question below. We'll be selecting the winner at random in the coming weeks, so fingers crossed.
We have started to announce our festival appearances, visit the SHOWS page. More to follow....
NEW YEAR / NEW SHOWS / FESTIVALS / BOB HARRIS / NEW SINGLE
Happy belated new year! Thank you to everyone who came to see us toward the end of the year, be it supporting Tom McRae, Beth Orton, or on our wonderful UP THE CLUB tour. We're recuperating now, but will soon be announcing some more shows and some great festivals that we'll be appearing at this summer. In the meantime you can relive it all by watching our UP THE CLUB tour film!
We'll soon be recording a session for Bob Harris, which will be broadcast on his Radio 2 Sunday show on 10th Feb, so do tune in. We'll also soon be announcing details of our new single, so stay in touch.
Thats's all for now.
UP THE CLUB TOUR FILM / NEW T-SHIRTS IN STORE / BRIXTON WINDMILL
Many thanks to those who joined us UP THE CLUB, the tour was a resounding success, and one we must repeat. A special thanks to those who came along having seen us out on the road with Tom McRae and Beth Orton.
The tour film is already in the can, and you can view it below and on the FILM page.
Just in time for Christmas, let your loved one know you care this yule tide by gifting them one of our brand new APRC / TM&HL T-Shirts... or just get one for yourself.
Purchase now from The Anglophone Recording Company Store... (click STORE on the menu above)
And finally, why not join us for a jolly old Xmas knees up at The Windmill, Brixton, this Friday hosted by our good friends Danny & The Champions Of The World. Visit SHOWS page for more details.
ON TOUR WITH BETH ORTON
Well, Namgyal's two weeks rest was a nice idea. We're delighted to say that we're going on tour with Beth Orton on Sunday. Unfortunately it's already all sold out- but if you're going anyway come a little early and say hello.
UP THE CLUB!
Well, we've had a wonderful time on the road with Tom McRae- thanks to all those who came out, and to those who saw us playing in the various record shops, or heard us in session on almost every local BBC Radio station we could find along the way!
We're giving Namgyal a hard earned two week rest before we head back on the road on our 'UP THE CLUB' tour- a very special tour of some spectacular working mens and social clubs. We're delighted to be joined by our good friend Pepe Belmonte for all of the shows, and by many other friends along the road too. Tickets are just £5 now, so get them quick! Head over to the shows page for all the details.
See you up the club!
ALBUM OUT TODAY!
We're pleased to announce that The Anglophone Recording Company has it's very first official release today- our new album 'La Ferme de Fontenaille'. Make sure you buy yours from the STORE- either on cd or limited edition cassette tape. It will be personally posted to you straight from our Anglophone HQ. Our good friends at Clubhouse Records are pulling us ludites into the 21st century by making the album available on itunes for those of you that way inclined. Click the word 'download' above or go to the 'albums' page.
We're one week in to our three week tour with Tom McRae, and are having a wonderful time. Head over to the shows page to see where you can catch the show, and while you're there pick yourself some tickets up for our December social clubs tour.
That's all for now.
25 / 10 / 12
LIMITED EDITION CASSETTES NOW ON SALE / iTunes
The APRC spans the ages by making iTunes and cassettes available on the same day.
Visit The Anglophone Recording Company Store for some spectacular goodies...
click the banner link STORE
22 / 10 / 12
ALBUM LAUNCH SOLD OUT / TOUR DIARY /XFM SESSION
Greetings, much more news to follow in the coming days as the album release draws ever nearer and things start to get underway. Thanks to everyone who has bought tickets to be with us for our special album launch at The Betsey Trotwood on Friday night, it's sold out now, but those who were disappointed why not join us UP THE CLUB this december (see poster below)
Click the link opposite to read Hannah-Lou's account of our time on the road with Danny Wilson and The Dreaming Spires.
And, tune into XFM John Kennedy's Xposure show on thursday night when we'll be in session playing tracks from our new album.
That's all for now folks, lots of very exciting things coming very soon....
29 / 9/ 12
NEBRASKA TRIBUTE / ALBUM LAUNCH / TOUR DATES
It's been a very busy few weeks. Thanks to everyone who came out to see our travelling circus on the road with Danny George Wilson and The Dreaming Spires. We had a real adventure, caught up with a lot of old friends, and made many new ones, so thank you. It has set out imaginations on fire and the road has been calling us back ever since. We'll be doing it again soon I'm sure.
Half way through the tour we had a very special date upstairs at the Betsey Trotwood. To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the release of the Tascam 4-track cassette masterpiece that is The Boss's Nebraska, I was honoured to be asked by Clubhouse Records to produce a very special tribute, given my predisposition to recordings of a cassette nature. 10 bands, 10 hours, 4-tracks, just like Springsteen did.
See our rendition of NEBRASKA opposite, and click to youtube to see and hear all of the sessions. (FILM by Pierre Thiebaut.)
It's that time again. Our third album in as many years. Tickets on sale now, and those of you who know the Betsey will know space is limited so if you want to see the premiere screening of our new film 'Sur La Ferme De Fontenaille' and the album performed live in its entirety, as well as hear the first album playback, and sets from Danny George Wilson and Gabe Minnikin, all for just £5! get in there fast. TICKET LINK OPPOSITE
Tickets are now on sale for our December social clubs tour 'Up The Club'- just £5 each. See poster on right for details and ticket link.
We are also pleased to announce that we shall be supporting Tom McRae on his UK and Ireland tour. Visit the SHOWS page for more details....
That's all for now folks.
NEW ALBUM/FREE DOWNLOAD EP/NEW DATES/NEW SITE/NEW VIDEO/NEW LABEL
We've been away for a while, but we've been busy. We'll try to keep this short. First of all welcome to our brand new website. Secondly, we have recorded a new album, it's called 'La Ferme De Fontenaille' recorded on 4-track cassette in a barn in the Loire. It's out 5th November on our own label 'The Anglophone Recording Company' (APRC) and is available to pre-order now. It will only be available from independent record stores and here, but thats something for us to talk more about later. The first 100 copies will receive a limited edition DVD of the film 'Sur La Ferme De Fontenaille' which documents the making of the album. Thirdly, we are appropriately giving away 4-tracks for free, click the button, not inexchange for emails, or if you buy something else, but gratis, free. Fourthly, new video released for the lead track on the EP and album 'A Proud Surrender'. Fifthly, much touring announced. Go to SHOWS page, we're all over, with Danny George Wilson and The Dreaming Spires in September, and Tom McRae in October/November (including Irish dates) and our own headline tour in December is in the pipeline. Will be another one to blow the dust off and let the light into.
That's enough for now, but please stay on the line...