Hello fellow Hoosierites and Hoosierettes!
Great to see some of you at a lovely if a bit rainy day this bank holiday Monday in Liverpool, and of course to everyone else who’s been along to see us play live in the past few weeks.
Some big news items for you, so we’ll cut straight to the chase:
Yes, we’ve re-stocked the online shop with clothing, specifically the blue girlie NFNW shirts, PLUS added a new one based on the limited-edition poster we’ve had on the road. The ‘Desert Diamond’ shirt is available in men’s AND ladies’ versions, too. We’ve also bundled together a special Hoosiers goodie bag of badges, postcards, etc… anyway check everything out in the shop.
Have you got a friend? I bet you do. Do they want a free Hoosiers track? I bet they do. So tell them they can have one. We’ve put “Somewhere In The Distance” up on our website for free so your mates – or even complete strangers – can have a listen. We love it, you love it, I’m sure they will. So let them know – point them to www.thehoosiers.com/download
So there you go. Shirts back in stock, and a free track for Hoosiers newbies… Hoobies? We’ll work on that.
Irwin, Sam, Al, Martin.
We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again…
Thanks for being you. But also for those who joined us on tour and for putting your generous hands in your pockets and shelling out for a lovely Hoosier ticket. T’was an absolute joy, and we’re gutted it’s over.
However, that doesn’t mean we’re resting. We’re off again this weekend to the mighty Isle of Wight festival followed by a cheeky show in Southampton. Then a dearth of festivals throughout the summer follow. Best thing is to check out our Tour Dates for the list of festivals and summer dates; plus we have some plans for September already that we are looking at (but not quite ready to be announced).
So many of you we talked to on tour love The News From Nowhere so much – it really makes us feel like we did the Right Thing making the album we always wanted to. Long may it continue!
Of course if you haven’t picked it up, special editions of The News From Nowhere are still available from us in our Shop – also in our website shop is most of the merchandise we had with us on tour (the posters are great aren’t they?!) – we’ve sold out of some of them but hope to be making more pretty soon to restock.
Already looking forward to the gigs this weekend,
Al, Irwin, Sam and Mart
Have you been keeping up with us on tour? If not, don’t forget to check www.thenewsfromsomewhere.com where we’re posting photos, videos, and more from the road – as well as YOUR photos and videos! Just tag your images #hoosnews or #hoostour and we’ll get it up online.
To keep you informed as well as entertained, we’ve posting videos to Facebook – showing you how to play our new songs with ‘Chord Club’, showing you what we use to play our own songs with ‘Gear Bitch’, and of course, a bit of self-deprecating humiliation with ‘Old Wimmin’ Singin”
…But now, we’re off to a TV studio to film us perfming live for ITV’s ‘Weekend’ show – which airs this Sunday 1st June, so tune in to watch us play a few chooons!
See you soon Reading, London, Brighton… we’re coming for you, next!
Yes, our first show of the UK tour is tonight in Bristol, so we’ll be seeing some of you in literally (used literally) only a matter of hours.
For the rest of you… we’re on our way! We’re heading up and down the land trying to come to as many places as we can, but even we have limits when it comes to hours in the day and vocal cords (and besides the van has to be back before June) so don’t miss your chance to come out and see us play in May.
You can find all the tour dates and ticket links from our LIVE touring page so please have a look.
Also, be sure to keep tabs on us on Twitter and Instagram – @thehoosiersuk on both – as well as The Facebooks for daily updates from the road. We’re also pulling in YOUR updates and photos and posts along with ours at www.thenewsfromsomewhere.com – just tag any of your posts #hoosnews and we’ll add you to the website.
…Oh, and don’t forget to come early for our support act Ariana & The Rose, too!
Counting down to showtime… 5… 4… 3…
All the best,
Irwin, Martin, Al and Sam
In case you missed it last week: our new album The News From Nowhere is OUT NOW!
If you haven’t got it, why not!? It’s been a while since our last album, but this new one is a corker (the Sunday Times even said it was “close to pop perfection” and “stunning”!). It’s available at iTunes, Amazon, and of course in our online shop.
Also, we want to send a massive THANK YOU to everyone who pre-ordered and helped make this all possible. It means a lot to us!
We know there have been a few hiccups getting pre-orders to some you; we’re sorry if yours arrived a bit late, but there were some ‘data errors’ we only discovered after the first big batch of albums shipped. It was a genuine mistake, and we’ve done our best to make sure you get yours once we found out.
Hopefully you’ve all had your orders by now, but if you have any outstanding problems, the best thing to do is contact email@example.com who help us run our store, and they can look up your order details and get you any missing items ASAP.
We’ve been seeing LOADS of your photos of the albums and newspapers and T-shirts and mugs showing up online – have you read your News From Nowhere newspaper anywhere unusual lately? On the back of a horse? In a helicopter? Upside-down whilst bungee-jumping? Let us see it! As always, remember to tag them #hoosnews and we’ll get them up on the www.thenewsfromsomewhere.com
Finally, don’t forget we’re out on tour for loads of dates across the UK in May – the full list and all ticket links are as always in the gig listings on this site.
All the best,
Irwin, Martin, Al and Sam