Dearest blog/diary readers the new album Return of the Native is coming of age June 1st 2018. We’ve been playing songs from it at recent gigs and they are going down really well. Reviews are starting to trickle in including a cover image and some lovely words from Will Munn in SLAP MAGAZINE
So here’s another gentle pitch to remind anyone who hasn’t yet to buy it. Its available on a rather plush digi -pack CD from the VP store and to download from all the usual places including iTunes & Amazon. if you’re a vinyl only consumer please let me know so I can judge the demand but please do buy the CD in the meantime, after all you can’t play the vinyl in the car.
Heres the new video for ‘The Grove & The Ditch’ which opens the record. The video was shot in Redditch by David Yarnell and features regular VP band associates Rob Steadman [keys], Rooney Wooster [bass] and Dan Bramhall [drums]. It was great fun to make.
We have more shows coming up
Wednesday 9th May Gulliver’s, Oldham Street Manchester [opening for Wreckless Eric]
Thursday 10th May The Plough, Worcester [a lovely intimate friendly pub gig, be early if you want a seat – free admission]
Saturday 9th June Paradidles Music Cafe, Worcester [Album Launch Party – free admission]
New album ‘Return of the Native‘ is now here in the physical sense, you can listen stream and pre order via the Bandcamp link, or pre order the CD directly via the site – pre ordered CDs will be released end of April. Please do support and share with friends and of course spreading the word on social media is always appreciated. The band on the album are the same band I’ve used for the last three releases. Paul Tsanos on Drums, Bobby Kewley on Bass, Rob Steadman on keys, and Leah Walch makes a welcome return on backing vocals. Worcester musicians Dan Bramhall & Wes Dance also contributed percussion and guitar. The album was produced and mastered quite brilliantly I like to think by Dave Draper at UNIT 31 in Pershore. I really hope you enjoy the album. I’m really pleased with it and after a shaky start its now comfortably holding its own alongside the others. Rob and I are playing shows over the summer incorporating the new songs, we’d love to see you there, the GIG page has the details. Thanks ever so for supporting it means a lot, best wishes all, VPx