Hi all… you well?
Good. Lots of exciting stuff to get through today. We spent Sunday making a music video. It was a 17 hour marathon, and around half of this we spent in make-up. I’d rather not ruin the surprise as to the reason of this, but before you make a wisecrack this wasn’t because we’re total mingers and 8 1/2 hours is the minimum to stop us cracking the camera lens.
Talking of cameras (and possibly a tiny bit of make-up) we appear on Later with Jools Holland BBC2 Tonight (22:00) and Friday (00:20). They are the last shows in the series and we’ve got a couple of things up our sleeves to give the show grand finale. Also on the show is 60s folk music legend Donovan, who lived in Hatfield and learned to play guitar in St Albans, so we’ll be hooking up with him to go to Batchwood afterwards.
Today our new album Pala is released to the lucky people of USA and Canada! As you probably know we’re immensely proud of this record, so go and buy it and play it as loud as possible. You know the drill by now: its the one with the parrot on the front: iTunes | Amazon | Beggars Group USA
We also begin our tour of the Americas this Wednesday at New York’s Webster Hall- tickets are still remaining for some of these dates so if you move fast you can snap one up. We’ll be flying straight from our performance on Jools Holland’s show on BBC2 so I’m sure we’ll be ready to lose our minds on stage- this obviously could be a good thing or a bad thing, but deffo worth turning up for either way.
We can also announce the dates of our Autumn UK tour. Ticket go on sale at 9am tomorrow from this very site. Go to the Live page, here
Thu 10 Nov – Bristol, O2 Academy
Fri 11 Nov – Birmingham, O2 Academy
Sat 12 Nov – Southampton, Guildhall
Mon 14 Nov – Nottingham, Rock City
Tue 15 Nov – Newcastle, O2 Academy
Thu 17 Nov – Manchester, O2 Apollo
Fri 18 Nov – Glasgow, Barrowlands
Sat 19 Nov – Leeds, O2 Academy
Mon 21 Nov – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Tue 22 Nov – Lincoln, Engine Shed
Fri 25 Nov – London, Brixton Academy