Hope you’re all good.
My contract arrives in the morning for the UK release of ‘A Brand New Battle’. I have to go through it and sign, but we’ve been talking for a while and I’m sure there will be no problems.
The label is called Eromenos Media and is based in Manchester. It’s only a UK release. This means in will only be available in record shops up and down the UK. Unfortunately all you guys outside the UK will still have to purchase CDs from the website. I’ll send a personalised message or something to make you feel special.
Or of course, you can download from itunes, amazon etc…
The album is earmarked for release on September 17th, with a London show to promote the release on September 21st.
It’s only at the planning stage as I haven’t signed yet. But like I said, I don’t foresee any issues.
I’ll then be off on tour throughout October. I’ll be mainly playing Universities before ending the UK tour with a massive show at Wembley Arena on October 27th.
As soon as the dates are confirmed, I’ll let you know.
I’m really excited about what we can create here. Eromenos are a small up and coming company, full of drive and passion. That’s exactly what I wanted. So many bands sign to major labels and then sit on the back burner while the label focuses on their ‘major’ acts.
Plus, to be honest, with my surname, I could write Rubber Soul and I wouldn’t get a look in. You may not know this but a music investment company in London offered me £100,000 to release my first album, It gets worse at night. That was on the table on the condition that I changed my surname. As you can see by the name of my website, that didn’t happen. One thing I’m not, is a sell out. I’d rather be poor and look my maker in the eyes thanks.
Another great thing about Eromenos is they are a media company and film makers aswell. We’re already talking to a director about the next singles video.
It’s more than likely going to be ‘What’s love without meaning’. But that’s open to suggestion.
When I sign, I’ll be sure to post a staged signing photo. You know the annoying pose that footballers pull when they’re signing for a new club. Yeah, one like that.
Have been writing loads in the last few days. All very melancholic. I’m thinking I might get into a studio and make an acoustic album before I start work on another album proper. If these songs were the follow up to ‘A brand new battle’, I think I’d alienate any new listeners I got!
It’s been a pretty hard year so far. So the songs reflect that. A lot of pain and anger in the lyrics. I like the songs though and don’t want to waste them. I think an acoustic album would be a good idea. I’ll just give them away or something. But not to people that are contemplating suicide. I’ll probably send you over the edge!
Have my first gig since I moved, on Sunday. Playing the Pitcher & Piano in Derby. It’s just me an a couple of mates, playing some acoustic sets each.
It’s completely free and kicks off at 6:30. If you can make it, come say hey.
Anyway, I best go. The swimming pool is calling my name.
Be safe. x