Available in 10” Vinyl, CD and Download.
On general release (via iTunes, etc) on 8th April.
We are thrilled to announce that Alabaster dePlume’s debut solo release, “I Don’t Know”, is now available to buy from all the usual digital retailers. Not only that, he has also written a book of poems, “I Hate Spoo”, which can be purchased from the Alabaster dePlume online shop.
Alabaster also performed the song for Manchester Scenewipe.
A few words about the release:
During a spell of complete seclusion in a remote cabin in Dartmoor, Alabaster dePlume took an opportunity to write a short book of poems, and this song. He tells us it is terrifyingly easy to spend time without humanity, and that gathering firewood does wonders for wistful pentatonic melodies. On the porch, in the moonlit-dark, by a chair reserved for a far-distant friend, with occasional fauna passing by in the stillness, the singer personified something of a ludicrous and pretentious stereotype, whilst creating an original and genuinely sincere piece of work. The song addresses a number of characters, known all the more clearly, at the time, for their absence. It was put to tape by the inimitable Paddy Steer, of Homelife, who also plays double bass on the recording.
Alabaster dePlume is currently on a UK tour with The Miserable Rich and his full album will be released on Debt Records in the new year.
For more information about Alabaster dePlume, visit his website.
The seventeen-track album was recorded live at a packed out show at Manchester’s beautiful Dancehouse Theatre on Saturday 5th February, 2011. The album sleeve features photography from local photographer Gordon Jackson and the names of audience members present on the night.
Described by Louis as the band’s “most joyful, energetic and honest album to date” the record is now on general release.
We hope you like it.
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“Get Religion!”, the new studio record by Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six, is now on general release as both a download (from places like iTunes, etc) and as a carbon-neutral full-colour davinci presentation CD pack with eight-page booklet and original artwork by A. Valliard.
The six-track mini-album features all the hallmarks that have made the band so popular on the UK alternative circuit: the vocal sparring of Alison Cegielka’s mellifluous soul tones and Louis’ broken-bagpipe growl, treading a tightrope over The Bedlam Six’s muscular rhythm section, grand piano, electric guitar and one-man trombone army. As well as the usual songs of love, lust and loathing, the record also resumes the story of Matilda the cat-killer (a projected ten-song narrative running through all the band’s releases, begun in their first album) with the eponymous heroine now blossomed into a jail-bound debutante.