Wednesday, 17 May 2017



Revolution Come... Revolution Go
Out June 9 on Spinefarm Records

"[Gov't Mule's] songs stomp and wail with unmistakable energy and heft" – NPR

"Warren Haynes is a meaty and masterful slide player, as well as a soulful singer and songwriter" – Rolling Stone

"A band heavy enough to be James Hetfield's favourite; grungy, gritty and bluesy enough to earn the praises of ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons; and swirly enough to speak loud and clear to the Phishheads who flock to their shows to twirl the night away" 
– Guitar World

Following the announcement of their eagerly anticipated 10th studio album, American rock band Gov't Mule have confirmed their return to the UK in October this year.

The band will be heading to Ireland to play a show in Dublin before coming to the UK for four dates in Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff and London.
Oct 22nd -  Academy, Dublin, IE | Tickets
Oct 24th - Queens Hall, Edinburgh, UK | Tickets
Oct 26th – Ritz, Manchester, UK | Tickets
Oct 27th – Tramshed, Cardiff, UK | Tickets
Oct 28th - London Bluesfest, London, UK

The band first return to the road at Summerstage in New York's Central Park and have dates booked through the summer in North America and Europe, with hopes of also heading to Japan, Australia and other territories to promote the upcoming album Revolution Come... Revolution Go.

After celebrating 20 years and then taking a few years to work on other projects, the album is "the new chapter opening up for the band", according to founder Warren Haynes. It's due for release June 9th via Spinefarm Records. You can pre-order the album here.

The 12-song set, Gov't Mule's 10th studio outing, was recorded primarily with long-time collaborator Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar) in Austin, Texas, but the musicians also worked on a pair of tracks with Don Was, with whom Haynes recently toured as part of the recent The Last Waltz 40th anniversary tour.

The record features the song 'Dreams & Songs', which Haynes deems autobiographical, reflecting on a career that started professionally with David Allan Coe's band in 1980 and has gone through the Dickey Betts Band, the Allman Brothers Band, the Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends and more.

"It's about looking back at your life and family and changes," Haynes explains, "and the general message is you never go back home -- not in the literal sense of the word, but things have a way of growing in their own directions, and you wake up one day and look at everything you've been through and think, 'Wow, how did I get here?' It's a journey and you look back on it. I'm very grateful for the opportunities that I've had, but it's been a wild ride and in some ways has gone so much quicker than I would ever expect. Thankfully, I'm still going strong and my career's as good as it's ever been. I'm thankful for that." 


Revolution Come...Revolution Go Standard Track-listing:
1. Stone Cold Rage
2. Drawn That Way
3. Pressure Under Fire
4. The Man I Want To Be
5. Traveling Tune 6. Thorns Of Life
7. Dreams & Songs
8. Sarah, Surrender
9. Revolution Come, Revolution Go
10. Burning Point (ft. Jimmie Vaughan)
11. Easy Times
12. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground

Deluxe Version – Bonus CD:
1. What Fresh Hell
2. Click-Track
3. Outside Myself
4. Revolution Come, Revolution Go (Alternate Version)
5. The Man I Want To Be (Live In Studio Version)
6. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground (Live In Studio Version)




Out June 2nd through Cooking Vinyl

Tuesday 2nd May: Thea Gilmore has released the video for her latest single 'New', which was filmed by legendary music photographer Roger Sargent. The single premiered on Radio 2 last week on Ken Bruce's show with further spins across the station. It's the second single to be taken from The Counterweight, which is out on June 2nd through Cooking Vinyl and follows the recent track 'Sounds Good To Me', which has also been getting support across Radio 2. You can pre-order the album here.

Taking a more electric approach than before, 'New' chimes with the upbeat positivity that reflects the album's themes of hope whereas the video takes a darker, counterweighted approach to the song's meaning.

Thea says, "To all songwriters – let alone one like me – the challenge of writing down positive emotions is far more of a challenge than expressing dark stuff. It's often said that if you're feeling great there are better things to do than sit down and write songs. That said, the light moments in life, the new starts, are not to be forgotten or taken lightly... so for once I just let it all out." 

Roger Sargent explains, "The idea for the video was to take the stance that though the song is really upbeat and poppy, Thea is a little ill at ease embracing the "light" so we both wanted to inject a little shade into the whole thing - tongue firmly placed in cheek as it were! I wanted Thea to do the song as a one shot, single take, and deliver the lines as if she were not wholly convinced of what she was singing. The animated "doodles" reaffirm the incongruity. They're like the notepad doodles we all do, instead of writing or working, come to life. The sort that show the workings of our subconscious mind. "

The Counterweight is Thea's first studio album for four years and is a forthright and uncompromising return, following 2015's career compilation 'Ghosts & Graffiti'. The album is bursting with passion and echoes the rapid change in our social and political landscape that 2016 brought with it.

When finishing the album in September, Thea was forced to look back at the spring and summer recording period and the tumultuous times that happened during it, including working on 'Reconcile' as Britain voted to leave the EU, and recording 'Johnny Gets A Gun' on June 16th, just a few days after the Orlando nightclub shooting.

That day was also, most harrowingly of all, the day the MP Jo Cox was murdered in cold blood and as Thea reflected on these terrible events, they became the inspiration for the final track 'The War'. That track forms the mission statement of the album; going to war on the negativity and bleakness of the current world mesmerized by fake news and futility.

The Counterweight tries to be exactly as its title suggests - a redressing of the balance, a tool of pressure, an exertion of opposite force and as such, a flag of hope.

Thea Gilmore will be heading out on a UK headline tour starting at the end of May.

UK Tour Dates
Tues 30th May – Sage, Gateshead
Thurs 1st June – Union Chapel, London
Fri 2nd June – Revelation, Ashford
Sun 4th June – RNCM Theatre, Manchester
Mon 5th June – The Stables, Milton Keynes
Tue 6th June – MAC, Birmingham
Wed 7th June – Junction 2, Cambridge
Sun 11th June – Contemporary, Nottingham
Tue 13th June – Arts Centre, Pocklington
"The best British singer-songwriter of the last ten years – and then some"
 "Unarguably one of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation"
Sunday Times Culture
 "The best wordsmith of her generation"
The Independent

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