As you know, we are now into the third week of our new Meursault album project, and that means LAUNCH DATES! Yep, the album was learned, rehearsed and recorded in week one, mixed and mastered in week two, and this week is all about manufacture.
We’ve printed the white component of the album artwork and Neil is busy at this very moment colouring in the wee monkey’s fez with a felt tip, ready for the black layer to be printed tonight. CDs arrive on Wednesday, inserts on Thursday, and that means that on Friday – exactly 21 days after we started work – we will be launching The Organ Grinder’s Monkey into the world.
There are four album release shows, of varying characters, and now that all our Kickstarter supporters have chosen the shows they want to go to we can release the last allocation of tickets to everyone else, so even if you missed the Kickstarter deadline you can still come along and celebrate the launch, hear the songs and get a copy of the album.
Friday 21st February – The Haven Café, Newhaven.
Sunday 23rd – Michael Neave’s Kitchen and Whisky Bar, 21 Old Fishmarket Close.
Monday 24th - Michael Neave’s Kitchen and Whisky Bar.
Saturday 1st March – Penicuik Town Hall, Penicuik.
All tickets available from this link. And don’t worry about the one in Penicuik, the 37 and 47 run to and from the centre of Edinburgh all day and night, so you’ll have no trouble at all getting out and back. Hope to see you there. I will need a pint, because this has been a fucking intense couple of weeks!