We get asked rather frequently what our songs are about or where we get our ideas – well this article in Smithsonian’s Air and Space Magazine was Martin’s inspiration for writing “Rocket Star”!
We’re in the process of getting all our lyrics together to put up on the site, and also to hopefully shed a bit more light on the process/stories behind them, too.
Oh, and speaking of “Rocket Star” – here’s the song in acoustic form from our “Acoustic Songs In A Church” sessions earlier this year!
Way back in February we got together in a church with 4 microphones and un-powered instruments to record a few songs on a laptop.
We play acoustic shows every now and again and thought it would be good to have a record of some of them – especially stuff from the new album AND a few BRAND NEW songs, too.
We’ve posted a few to Facebook throughout the year, but here’s a playlist of the 4 we’ve put up so far PLUS the not-previously-posted acoustic version of ‘Choices’ we played on our May/June tour earlier this year.
SO – that’s 5 acoustic tracks, one of which is a brand new song, too. Yes, we DO love you people!
(Many thanks to FURBALLFILMS for directing and editing, too)
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!