Yusuf Azak‘s debut album Turn on the Long Wire is out on Song, by Toad Records on the 15th November. I suppose I’d have to say that I’ve pretty much been stalking Yusuf since I first heard his free EPs a couple of years ago. Now, having done battle with far heavier hitters for his signature (*cough cough* – maybe slightly exaggerated) he asked us earlier this year if we’d like to release his album.
Well you can pre-order a copy now from Song, by Toad Records. I am working on a design which will come in something like thirty different variants, and will hopefully have them ready by the end of the month. Seeing as how we are nice people we’re releasing a free download single, Eastern Sun, which you are free to pass around, download, embed, whatever else it is you do with free singles, all you like.
Direct Download: Yusuf Azak – Eastern Sun
To support the release, Yusuf will be embarking on a nationwide joint tour with Ethan Ash, and we’ve booked three Scottish launch dates as part of that tour. I owe a big thank you to Lauren and Kevin who have done most of the hard work as regards booking, and I really hope to see you guys at the launch nights up here. Not sure how many of the Southern dates I’ll get to – it rather depends on money and practicality.
Meursault‘s national tour also kicks off tomorrow too, starting at the Caves in Edinburgh. The Caves are probably the most atmospheric places you could play in Edinburgh, so I strongly encourage you to get along to that one. Full details of the rest of their tour are down at the bottom of the page, below Yusuf’s, and on their MySpace page.
Yusuf Azak & Ethan Ash, joint UK tour :
11th Nov: LP Bar, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
12th Nov: The Grain Barge , Bristol.
14th Nov: Imploding Acoustic Inevitable, The Tudor House Hotel, Wigan
15th Nov: Fuel Cafe, Manchester
16th Nov: Hamptons Bar, Southampton
18th Nov: The Astor Theatre, Deal, Kent,
19th Nov: CB2 Basement, Cambridge
21st Nov: New Cross Inn, London
25th Nov: Cellar 35 (with Amber Wilson), Aberdeen
26th Nov: Gambetta (with Jonnie Common), Glasgow
27th Nov: The Roxy Art House Theatre (with The Japanese War Effort – acoustic), Edinburgh
Meursault’s UK Tour:
25th Oct: The Caves, Edinburgh
26th Oct: Head of Steam, Newcastle
27th Oct: The Harley, Sheffield
28th Oct: Royal Park Cellars, Leeds
30th Oct: The Luminaire, London
31st Oct: The Playhouse Bar (free entry show), Norwich
2nd Nov: Saki Bar, Manchester
3rd Nov: Stereo, York
4th Nov: Dexters, Dundee
5th Nov: Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen
6th Nov: Stereo, Glasgow