I've finally had 20 (ok, more like an 60…I'm a slow typer) minutes to sit down and let you know whats going on about all things Ma and assorted other goodies, such as Outhouse, Dice Factory and Redsnapper.
Ma will be releasing our second album - 'The Last' on the 22nd of January, 2011. We'll be hosting a big party at the 'Stoke Newington International Airport' along with Wart biter (Colin Webster's project with Led Bib alumni) and other acts. More details can be found on my website www.tomchallenger.co.uk and www.myspace.com/tomaschallenger. The mighty Gravid Hands will be releasing our album, and you can find more about them here: www.myspace.com/gravidhands. We also recently played to sold out audience in the Vortex during the Jazz Festival alongside Decoy and Big Cat. Wicked gig. Thanks to all who were there.
Outhouse just recently finished the tour mentioned below. It was a wonderful affair, complete with the shenanigans you'd expect from the group! Everyone who hosted us, as well as those who came to see us were fantastic. A special highlight for me was the (still amazing!) reception we had in Toulouse. That town rocks. On the last day, having finished our previous concert in Nante at 1.00 AM, we awoke at 4.30 AM (!) to fly to London to do a concert and a BBC broadcast of our new material released on the new album (coming out on Babel Label) - 'Straws Sticks and Bricks', I then went on to sandwich a Ma gig at the Vortex with a Redsnapper Gig at Koko's.
Redsnapper will also be releasing a new album in the new year, and the news of this has been accompanied by great concerts in Holland, the UK, Russia and Greece. All were amazing affairs, although I hope to god stuff gets better in Greece. The people were once again amazing, however, prices for tickets were extortionate. Is this really fair at the moment? I hope some people who read this may realise that paying the amount they do (when a lot that is!) for gigs is NOT on….
Dice Factory will be recording an album in the first quarter if next year. Stay tuned here and on the Website for more info!
Right. Next post will be other than catch up nonsense. I promise! Bring on the rants!