Join The Hoosiers On Stage!

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It's you chance to support us. And we don't just mean buying tickets to the 10th Anniversary tour (ahem! 10years.thehoosiers.com) so we can feed our children (budgie). We're offering you the chance to take to the stage on our upcoming tour!

If you are a Karaoke king/queen ("Love and Pride"/"Who Wants to Live Forever" are both excellent options) all you have to do is reply to our post on Facebook including your name, the venue at which you will be seeing us, and your choice of karaoke tune. Crucially (and befitting of the evening's entertainment) you don't have to be that good...!

We will be picking and contacting winners in advance of each show in a Facebook love draw/announcement (details schmeetails). You get the drift.

The generous, the ever-giving,

The Hoosiers

Secret London Show this September for Give A Home

In an age that feels like we're getting more disconnected, if we can get involved with something that helps bring people together - AND helps raise money for refugees who are the ones who could use the most compassion - it may be a small gesture on our part, but as part of a bigger global event, and with your support, we can help make a bigger impact collectively.

We’re playing a secret, tiny, acoustic show in London on September 20th with Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds in support of Give A Home and refugees worldwide. Donate here for a chance to win a pair of tickets: http://bit.ly/GAHTheHoosiers and check out other shows world-wide at http://bit.ly/GiveAHome-Mainpage

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The Trick To Life 10th Anniversary Pre-orders

Hello our beloved Hoosiernauts,

It seems armies of you have been planning group outings to our Trick To Life 10th Anniversary tour this autumn. All the shows from late September to early November are now on general sale at 10years.thehoosiers.com - get your tickets before they sell out (several are on the verge already!)

Other exciting news - as of YESTERDAY the vinyl master lacquers have been shipped to the manufacturing plant, to bring to life the TRICK to life on vinyl for the very first time ever. We're only pressing a limited number of these, so if you haven't pre-ordered your copy with your concert tickets, you can now pre-order it directly from our website shop.

The 2CD expanded anniversary edition of the album will include a bunch of bonus tracks, B-sides, live sessions, AND instrumental versions of all the tracks for you karaoke enthusiasts out there. The 2CD version is also on pre-order on our website - both are set for release on the 29th of September, the first day of the tour!

Finally, we've ALSO added a new/old range of TTL merchandise - a rainbow selection of shirts featuring original album artwork sketches from the brilliant Stefan Uddholm. There are five in total, and if you pre-order them now, together, you'll get all 5 for the price of 4.

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That's all for today, plenty more to come...

The Hoosiers

The Trick To Life 10 Year Anniversary

It's hard to believe it's been ten years since our debut album came out.

Though various projects have been started and a further three studio albums released, it all began here, with 'The Trick to Life'.

Ten years have seen a lot of changes: Nobel-prize winner and leader of the UN, Donald Trump, brought stability to a fractious world and ended war, terrorism and disagreements as we knew them. Cars used to run on roads and not fly. And Gary Barlow wasn't even Prime Minister ... (we may have jumped to our 20 years press-release by accident ...)

In any event, todays big news is thus: We're going to play the whole damn thing from start to finish on tour in the UK this Autumn. And not just 5 shows, no, we're gonna play every place we can find so as many of you can get to a gig as possible.

See the whole list of all TWENTY-SEVEN (27!!) shows at 10years.thehoosiers.com

On top of that, we're also going to press the whole damn thing to vinyl - which has never been done before! We'll also be releasing a 2CD version with extra tracks, remixes, live versions, and instrumentals for you completionists out there.

Tickets for the tour go on sale Wednesday, as does the pre-order for the vinyl and 2CD version. It's expected to be released on 29th September, just as we hit the road, and will ship to you in time for release date.

Looking forward to dusting off the few tracks from 'The Trick To Life' that have never seen the live light of day, and letting you know even more surprises as we get closer to the tour!

All the best,

The Hoosiers

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It's 2017, cheap shirts, and a...

Hello our beloved Hoosiernauts.

It's been a while since we've been in touch, we know, but we have to blame that on "solo project fever"... If you hadn't seen, Irwin travelled to the emerald isle to be BIG, and is now a beat cop (not really), whereas Al and Sam wrote a musical for kids about the alphabet and animals, cleverly - and very accurately - titled "Animalphabet". As Al said the other day, that's too many cooks in one basket.

But now that collective itch has been scratched, we've already got a Hoosiers gig under our belts for 2017, and our first festival of the summer has been announced. We also have some big plans for later in this year... we're not quite ready to let you know yet, but if you do some simple base-10 maths, you may be able to figure out what it is.

In the meantime, we need to clear out some space in the warehouse to make room for some new goodies, so for the rest of March and all the way until the May bank holiday (that's May 1st for you foreign types), ALL our t-shirts are only £5! A bargain at twice the price!

So head yourselves over to our shop, use magic code TSHIRT5 and fill your wardrobe with short-sleeved Hoosier-y goodness just in time for Spring (and also check out some of the limited-edition stuff... we found an extra box of posters and vinyl the other day!...)

So keep your eyes peeled, tell your mates about the crazy sale, and clear out those ear-holes ready for more!

Good talk,

The Hoosiers

The Secret Service - Out Now!

It's here, it's here! Enjoy The Secret Service ladies and gentlemen. If you've pre-ordered the new album, the download is now available in our shop for you; the CDs will be arriving in our warehouse next week and then get on their way to you along with all your other pre-order goodies.

See some of you this weekend on tour, yes?!

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The Hoosiers Radio Interview

Guy Bellamy, from Meridian FM, talks to The Hoosiers about their new album The Secret Service and their 2015 tour in this hour-long radio special. Listen to the entire show here.

New video for The Wheels Fell Off

Does what it says on the tin - the video for our new song 'The Wheels Fell Off' from the upcoming album The Secret Service

Watch! Enjoy! Share! Repeat!

...and don't forget, we're on tour this October - full dates on the SHOWS page.

Album Number 4 - The Secret Service

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.

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.

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Hello 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