Tue, 12 Jan 2010
White Holes Of Mole Hills is the compelling and anticipated second album by Ruth Theodore, one of the UK’s most creative New Folk artists. Nine entirely original pieces of characterful storytelling delivered with the utmost care and attention, bringing Ruth’s wholly considered writing to life.
Ruth Theodore is one of those rare talents, for whom creative writing is almost as natural as breathing. Descriptive yet cryptic, honest, tragic, witty and occasionally heart breaking, her deliberate turn of phrase is that of a skilled writer in command of (and having fun with) the idea of contemporary songwriting.
Ruth will be performing her fragile, original and humble work on Thursday 14 January at the Green Note, Camden, London. Do not miss her!
The album is out on Monday 15 February! (More live dates to come)
LOVE RRR xxxx
Tue, 22 Dec 2009
For the 12 days of Christmas you can listen to the brand new album from Ruth Theodore - White Holes Of Mole Hills in its entirety, for FREE, exclusively at http://music.ruththeodore.com
"One drummer drumming
2 pipers piping
6 strings a ringing
one pikey singing
12 whole daaaaaaaaaays!!!
9 whole tracks
played back to back
over 40 minutes long
and with no fucking christmas songs!!!"
It will only be available from the 25th of December through to the 5th of January, so be sure to find yourself a quiet 45 minutes during the festivities!
We're also taking pre-orders now, and if you pre-order before Xmas day Ruth herself will send you a Xmas card entitling you to a FREE copy of Worm Food redeemable at any gig.
You can pre-order the CD, in its unique "White Holes" gatefold recycled card wallet complete with 12 page lyrics book, from: http://www.riverratrecords.com/releases/RRR005
White Holes Of Mole Hills is released on River Rat Records, February 15th 2010.
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
Continental Drifts Presents: POLKANANNAY! POLKA Vs ELECTRO SWING NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECTACULAR
"A Smash hit...this dotty dance team benchmark electro swing" The Guardian @ The Book Club 9pm-4am 100 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH £12 in advance on www.wegottickets.com/event/65616 £18 on the Door www.myspace.com/polkaclublondon
POLKA CLUB Downstairs - Keepin’ the people Jumpin’ with speed gypsy, crazy Balkan brass, and mad polka tunes. We’ll be making like a crazy gypsy wedding...
Victor Menace - LIVE- Hurtling down the road with a 1000 mile an hour fiddle, the Menace sit somewhere between Gogol Bordello and a heaving hoedown. DJ Penny Metal unleashes a torrent of vintage Eastern European and Russian party gems BJ Crna Trava playing Balkan disco and dub mash-ups DJ Chris Von Tofu with his unfailing gypsy, ska and cumbia will be rockin’ the room.
ELECTRO SWING and FREAKEASY Upstairs – Where vintage and 21st Century meet and 78rpm culture is remixed with a scintillating noughties attitude!
Swing Zazou – LIVE - in their London premier. This 8 piece live electro swing band is driven by brass and in love with beats. A unique jumping Django Rheinhardt sound. Dodo – LIVE - Queen of theremin-fuelled twisted lounge and spacey electro swing in a rare appearance. Tallest DJ In The World – of Freakeasy & Invisible Circus fame - The swing dance remix king. DJ Tofu - Whacked up retro dance fever.
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
Merry greetings everyone.
Getting ready to leave the city for Christmas, listening to Utah Phillips' old radio shows, I remembered that I hadn't thanked you all for coming and supporting me this past year. It has been difficult and rewarding, recording and completing 'White Holes Of Mole Hills', and thankfully the finished product will be handed over on Christmas eve... Hopefully I won't get carried away and open them all in a frenzied search for another mouth watering cracker joke.
So as a thank you from me and the team at River Rat Records. If you pre-order your copy of 'White Holes Of Mole Hills' from our website before December 25th you'll receive a festive voucher that (when produced at an up-coming performance) entitles you to your own copy of 'Worm Food' absolutely free! Thats such a bargain I might even do it.
Enjoy yourselves and get fat. Hah bumhugs all round.
Sat, 05 Dec 2009
Nathan is now just over half way through his Winter Wanderings tour of the UK :-) Thanks to all of you who have come to hear him play over the past few weeks and a warm winter welcome to those of you who signed the mailing list at one of the tour gigs.
The journey so far… It’s been an amazing month travelling the country playing some beautiful gigs – from the jam-packed opening night in London town to the home-from-home that is the Penzance Arts Club… along the way selling out in Brighton, enchanting audiences in Stroud, Norwich and Nathan’s home town of Bracknell and a very special gig on a boat in Bristol with Martha Tilston… it’s been an incredible journey!
Welsh Wanderings (www.nathanball.com/bangor-2009-tour) Next stop on the road is Bangor in North Wales where Nathan will be playing TOMORROW night (Sat 28th Nov) at The Greek, supported by quirky, experimental folk artist Stacey Cohen and her Wild Mountain Giants.
New Manchester dates (www.nathanball.com/manchester2-2009-tour) After that it’s over to Manchester (yes finally some Manchester dates!) for the first of 2 showcase gigs at the For Folk’s Sake Yuletide Special at The Bay Horse on Wednesday 2 December. The second will take place at the Green Room on Friday 11 December.
South Westerly collaborations (www.nathanball.com/gigs) Following the first Manchester date, Nathan will be return to the South West for a series of dates with the inspiringly talented Tobias Ben Jacob of Roots Union… 3 December: EXMOUTH @ The Beachcomber 4 December: TOTNES @ The Barrelhouse 5 December: HEREFORD @ Café Green (Note the change from the previously publicised Glastonbury gig) 6 December: HAY-ON-WYE @ The Globe
And finally… (www.nathanball.com/leeds-2009-tour) The tour will draw to a close with a final Northern date at the Sela Bar in Leeds on Sunday 13th December with the lovely people from Stone Soup.
After a busy couple of month’s touring, Nathan will head over to Northern Ireland for Christmas and although there are no Irish tour dates booked in, the traditional festive sessions will no doubt provide ample opportunity for even more musical winter wanderings…
Hoping to pass you on the road...
Nathan Ball & friends
A full list of dates is available at www.nathanball.com/gigs
The much anticipated third album from Ruth Theodore.
The eponymously titled debut from Hackney’s favourite “Ninja Folk” band, contains eight characterful and original instrumental pieces, running to a whopping 57 minutes.
The compelling and anticipated second album by Ruth Theodore.
Four brand new recordings from Nathan Ball, including 'Footprints' and 'McDonalds For The Mind'.
The long overdue debut release from the world's greatest Ninja Folk band.
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