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Adam Stafford has announced that he will be releasing his new LP Imaginary Walls Collapse via Song, by Toad records and Kingfisher Bluez (in North America) on July 15th 2013. The album will be issued on 12″ vinyl and download, with the download version featuring a bonus track The Sound of Fear Evaporating.
The set includes contributions from Stafford regular (and engineer and co-producer) Robbie Lesiuk, Siobhan Wilson, Anna Miles, Matt Brennan (Zoey Van Goey) and Ben Hillman (Over The Wall) and displays a more propulsive, electric sound reflective of Stafford’s intense live performances.
Dates in 2013:
July 4th (Thurs): Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh launch of Imaginary Walls Collapse LP w/RM Hubbert and Siobhan Wilson
July 5th (Fri): Imaginary Walls Collapse LP Launch w/Siobhan Wilson + Robbie Lesiuk, The Glad Cafe, Glasgow (Southside)
August 31st (Sat): Nice & Sleazy’s, Glasgow, for The Sweethearts of The Prison Rodeo LP Launch
September 14th (Sat): The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Limbo Presents…
October 4th (Fri): Platform, Glasgow, Eastern Promise Festival
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As a thank you to everyone who has came out to see Adam Stafford perform in the last year and a half, he has decided to issue a 6-song Live album, “This Year Has Vanished” free to download HERE.
Mainly recorded in The Tunnels in Aberdeen on March 1st 2012, the LP contains versions of the songs Step Up, Raise Hands, Add Mask and A Temple of the Holy Ghost that have’nt been heard before on record but have become a staple of his setlist.
A brand new studio album is planned for 2013 entitled Imaginary Walls Collapse. Details soon.
Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo are a new collective from Falkirk featuring ex-members of Y’all is Fantasy Island and War Office. The band are built up around songwriter D. King and the music comes across in parts like Ivor Cutler guesting on a lost Steeler’s Wheel record.
The release is a split EP with Sweethearts on one side and Adam Stafford on the other and it comes in a beautiful and ultra-rare orange cassette tape in an aqua shell. There is a download-code with the tape so you can enjoy the digital with the analogue!
Buy it/stream it from our Bandcamp page!
Listen to the clinquant Let Redemption Sway You, below.
“Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo manage to smuggle (Country music’s) soul out of the bloated excesses of the Grand Old Opry and install it somewhere in downtown Falkirk.” – Songs Heard on Fast Trains
“Beat-boxer and art-pop idol Adam Stafford joins Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo for a typically enthralling ‘Split EP’.” 4/5 – The List
“This is one of those EPs where headphones are essential…with chiming guitars over rhythmic pulses. It’s all quite understated however, and Stafford’s loops climb but always stop short of overblown grandeur.” – Peenko
“…it’s an unexpected treat. Stafford takes a back seat, at least in the vocal sense and lets ‘D. King’ take the lead for some Scotified Americana, but the loops and distinct guitar sounds are a give away to his presence. It’s still a significant departure though.” – The Tidal Wave of Indifference
Adam Stafford has been invited to release a split 7″ on Gerry Loves Records with Rick Redbeard of The Phantom Band. The single, entitled “Now We’re Dancing/Vanishing Tanks” is released on June 25th
Stream/buy the single HERE!
Wise Blood Industries’ very own Bobby Womb, aka Jon McCall of ex-Y’all is Fantasy Island has issued his new EP Epiphany Day via Bandcamp.
If you aren’t familiar with Womb’s music you are in for a treat: instrumental sound collages with clarinet, percussion and stylophone melting into a psychedelic mish-mash of fragmented memories from a dimly remembered autumn in 1989.
Free to stream and download for nowt now from here, make sure you have an Epiphany Day.
A LP release on tape and limited edition CD is planned for summer on WBI…