Friday, 11 March 2011

Spring is here!

I've finally come out of winter hibernation! I would have slept longer but there are just too many exciting things going on. For example:


* We've been confirmed to support 'The Fun Lovin' Criminals' this summer - more details on their way.

* The Foxes d├ębut album is ready to go and will have a name and a release date by the next blog. Boy, it's good....


* We'll be playing the Isle of Wight Festival again this year. Oh, and the brand new V-Dub Island Festival.

* Want to hear one of our new album tracks? Listen again to Shell Zenner's show by clicking here!  

NEW ACOUSTIC TRACK


Though it's been quite a while since I put my last track up "The Last Sunset" I've not stopped writing and have finally had time to record. This song is called "Stepping Up" and the lyrics are here. Do let me know what you think! Another new song, "Destiny" will be up soon. 


   Stepping Up by nigelthomas


RADIO KILLED THE ACOUSTIC STAR

I've got several acoustic radio shows and interviews coming up:


Sunday 13th March - 'The Danny Steele Show' on JNET Radio 1pm UK time. This is also being filmed for a documentary and you can listen in wherever you are in the world.

Monday 21st March - OnFM 101.4 with James Burtt. 7.30pm UK time. You can listen live on 101.4 FM in London, or anywhere by downloading the podcast. 

If you fancy hearing a particular Foxes song live, let me know below and I may just do it for you :-)  
 
SCOTLAND


Best audience ever?! Could well be! We made a special trip up to Aberdeen last month firstly for an acoustic gig and DJ set with 'Kill It Kid', followed by a sold out show with 'The Dykeenies'' and 'The Winter Tradition'...video below of a brand new track "Sweet Little Wonder" which will feature on the forthcoming album (thanks to the very lovely Gemma for filming this!)




I was sent the photo below from after the gig and am including it because they were all a) Lovely. b). helped us with our gear and c) bought lots of merch....or in some cases, got it for free! ;-) 

A big hello to Marteen Nicoll, Laura McIntosh, Katherine Lindsay, Thomas Michie and Heather McCaw (sorry if I've missed you - feel free to complain below!)



Oh, AND Ambrosia Linton who sent this one in:


By the way, who finally got my battered tambourine in the end? It's been all over the world with us!


NEXT ACOUSTIC GIG: Wednesday 30th March, Notting Hill Arts Club, 10pm, free entry.
NEXT FULL BAND GIG: Wednesday 13th March, Notting Hill Arts Club, 11pm, free entry (Facebook invite here)


That's all for now - all our thoughts are with everyone in Japan.

Much love,

Nigel.

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P.S. Do you speak Portuguese? You do?! Then check out this "Music on Strike" blog all about us.
P.P.S. I'm not really convinced by the new Arctic Monkey's song. Sounds too much like Kasabian...still looking forward to the album.
P.P.P.S. I'm also struggling to understand the popularity of The Vaccines. Maybe it's the reverb...need to hear the whole album perhaps.
P.P.P.P.S. I do however really like the new song from The Strokes.  
P.P.P.P.P.S. Ask me anything by clicking here.
P.P.P.P.P.P.S I'll leave you with this rather cracking live video of "Get Me" from Aberdeen:  


4 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you on your Arctic Monkeys and Stroke song comments!

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  2. Thanks, I always said you had great musical taste :-)

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  3. I also totally agree with you and Magic Tina.))

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