Album Number 4 – The Secret ServiceJuly, 2015

This is it ladies and gentlemen – the moment you’ve been waiting for!

The Hoosiers are proud to announce our 4th studio album:

The Secret Service

The album is due out on 9 October, and we are already in the process of booking a tour to coincide with its release (more on that once it’s all confirmed).

This release is a little different from previous ones in that we will be releasing 2 EPs leading up to the album so you can sink your teeth into some new tunes.

These 2 EPs each have 2 brand new tracks from the upcoming album, 2 live tracks from the 2014 tour, and 1 live acoustic recording of a previously unreleased song from a filming session in a church in February 2014.

These EPs will be released on iTunes/Spotify/Amazon Music/etc. – BUT if you pre-order The Secret Service album from our website in any format, you will get both of these EPs to download from their release date as part of your purchase.

The Secret Service and 2 EPs

We are offering The Secret Service album for pre-order now, along with various bundles of merchandise that you’ve requested by email and Facebook. This time on offer are the album on download, CD, vinyl, the 2 download EPs as part of the purchase, some exclusive T-shirt designs that will ship to you straight away, PLUS we’re also including a super-secret gift on the release date for you (you’ll just have to wait until October to find out what it is).

Even better news: the first EP ‘The Wheels Fell Off’ is available RIGHT NOW (Surprise! We released it today) so all pre-orders from our website will get these 5 tracks to download immediately.

All The Secret Service bundles and pre-orders are listed on our website. Need to know more? Have any questions? We’ve set up our FAQ page that should help answer them.

At the end of the day you said you wanted a full Hoosiers album, so we listened and there it is. But we are still excited for you to hear some new music without having to wait until the album is out, so hope you enjoy the EPs in the meantime.

Onwards and upwards!

Lots of love,

Al, Irwin, Sam

…And then there were three.July, 2015

Hoosiers-2015-BW-850x400Hello all,

After eleven years of battling side-by-side, finding our feet, losing our minds and touching our toes we’re announcing that Martin will not be working on the upcoming album with us, nor continuing his journey as a Hoosier.

We’re all still friends after what had to be one of the most amicable decisions in music history, but it’s clear that we’re pulling in different musical directions, and we all reached the decision together.

We love Martin and sincerely wish him the best in his current and future projects. We actually mean that last sentence, too, it’s not just a vacuous space-filler that you’d expect from this sort of missive!

It feels strange to be writing this, but in order for The Hoosiers to carry on as a band that could continue to make music for you cherished listeners, it was a decision we all had to reach.

Hoosier love to you all,

Al, Irwin, and Sam

The Hoosiers Summer SaleJuly, 2015

With a proper summer heat-wave upon us, what is the best way to deal with a T-shirt soaked through with sweat? BUY A NEW ONE of course… a HOOSIERS one!

Yes, we’re having our first-ever website shop sale (perhaps to clear a bit of space on the shelves for something new?! wink-wink), and are offering all 1/3 off all T-shirts. Yes, ALL T-shirts. Pick up a few you wanted, view your basket and enter the code ‘SWEATY1’ (yes, really) in the ‘Voucher Code’ box and watch the pounds drop off.

Not only that, we’ve also put together a few bundles of items at an even deeper discount:

The News From Nowhere Ultimate Fighting Combo

The Bumpy Bundle

The News From Nowhere goodie bag includes a canvas tote bag, featuring artwork from The News From Nowhere special edition newspaper; a black Hoosiers logo lanyard with clip; TWO sets of four glossy A5 Postcards From Nowhere featuring NFNW album artwork (a total of 8 postcards!); AND a set of four mounted 38mm pin badges

OR, if The News From Nowhere tour passed nowhere near you (we tried our best!) you can pick up the NFNW ULTIMATE FIGHTING COMBO! It’s the WHOLE range of NFNW merch including: ‘Lake’ T-shirt (choose either Men’s or Women’s cut), ‘Desert’ T-shirt (choose either Men’s or Wome’ns cut), ‘UFO’ T-shirt, Editor-In-Chief coffee mug, NFNW tote bag, postcards, lanyard, and badges. It is indeed the Ultimate Fighting Combo.

Finally, The Bumpy Bundle contains the Bumpy Ride deluxe edition CD/DVD – which includes the full “Illusion of Safety” album and 4 extra “Bumpy Ride EP” tracks, plus a DVD full of acoustic, live, and promo videos – as well as an instant download of all the music as soon as you check out … AND you get a choice of 1 of 3 different “Hoosier Lookin’ At” shirts PLUS a “Hoosier Lookin’ At” tote bag. WHAMMY!

Have a look at the SHOP now – the sale will only last through July 31 – and get ready for some exciting news in the next week or 2!

Album Four – Let us know what you think!April, 2015

Recording December 2014Hello loyal Hoosiers fans.

This is a bit of a long one so you may want to grab a cup of tea.

Many thanks to everyone who replied to our Facebook question last month about our new songs. The resounding majority of replies say that you want – and are happy to wait for – a full album from us, even though we have 5 songs waiting here ready to go now.

In fairness, this surprised us a bit – we were considering releasing 5 songs now, 5 songs later, 5 songs even later-later, 5 songs later STILL, and actually just keep going like that without worrying too much about an “album” as such.

But we’d rather give you what you have said you want, so have re-thought our original plans to make sure you get that album! That said, we still think you’d probably want to hear new songs if we have them, so hope we have come up with a compromise between “eternal EPs” and “an album”.

The plan as it stands now is to book a run of live shows in September/October to coincide with the release of a brand new album. (We will put tickets for those shows on sale soon…) At the same time, we will also put Album Four up for pre-sale. Nothing complicated this time, just asking you to pay for the album in advance at the same time you buy your ticket. What we WILL do, though, is send anyone who pre-orders Album Four a couple of new songs from the album to download straight away.

Now, not everyone is as clued-up as you are to know about all of this, so we will probably still release an EP (the 2 new album tracks you’d get with the Album Four pre-order plus 3 live/acoustic tracks) on iTunes and Spotify so the more casual Hoosiers fan will see there’s something new out. We will probably even release a similar second EP around summertime while we’re playing some festivals.

Don’t worry – if you pre-order Album Four, you’ll automatically get all the “early bird” album tracks plus the extra EP tracks that we release before the album is officially out… plus we expect by the time the rest of the album is finished, we’ll have a few more exclusive tracks available for you that won’t be on any of the EPs.

So… how does that sound to you?

We really want to know what you think – so it would be great if you could email us on manager@thehoosiers.com, tweet us, or even just comment on this and let us know.

Also, the T-shirts for the last album were really popular, so we’re thinking of pre-selling some new ones (along with the album and tickets) at a discount. What do you think of that? And is there anything else we should make or do for the album? PLEASE let us know. The album’s for you, after all, and if you want something specific, we’ll try to do our best to make it available if we can – as long as enough of you want the same thing of course!

One final note: all the plans above are just plans at the moment. We might still nudge them around a bit depending on our schedules, shows, and of course what you tell us. We think it’s a pretty GOOD plan, but flexibility is the mother of… something. (What we’re saying is that even with the best will in the world, even these plans may change.)

Thanks for taking the time to read, PLEASE write to us with your thoughts – email is preferred at manager@thehoosiers.com – and PLEASE pass this along to your friends who also like The Hoosiers or need to know that new music and a tour are coming your way!

Lots of love,

YOUR Hoosiers

New Album or New EPs?March, 2015