Huge thanks to Paul Kerr at Blabber ‘n’ Smoke for this review of the Pray For Rain launch.
“… May The Road Rise was a low riding menace of a song, liquid guitars at times recalling Television’s punk plasticity while Lovesick Blues hammered in with Dead and The Doubters sounding like a more unhinged version of Roky Erickson and his Aliens”
Read the full thing over at Blabber ‘n’ Smoke!
Also, there’s some more pictures from the launch shared on the facebook pages (gallery update due!). This one being my favourite. Thanks to Gregg McGee!
Thank you to everyone who made it out on Friday to help us celebrate the launch of our album, Pray For Rain. Thanks also to Traquair & the Tranquilizers and Dog Moon Howl.
For those of you who couldn’t make it, Pray For Rain will be available from iTunes, Amazon and the likes from December 11th. Even better, you can pre-order the CD from www.jimdead.bandcamp.com or head on over to the New Hellfire Club in Glasgow.
… and a big thanks to Michelle Antoinette Smith for taking some pictures and letting us share them. Including this one. Which I like loads.
The Pray For Rain album launch is next Friday. This is the first album credited to Jim Dead & The Doubters and it’s been a long time coming.
We’re mighty proud of the album and hopefully you can make it along to whoop and cheer and suchlike. We’ll be joined by Dog Moon Howl and Traquair & the Tranquilizers. Not just great bands, but real good friends. It’s £5 entry and that’ll also get you a copy of the album.
We’ll likely crank it up a notch, too – so you can get your head-banging on if you so fancy.
Also, if there’s any blogging and / or radio folks interested in getting their hands on a copy for reviewing and / or playing, please drop me a line.
As always, thanks a bunch for all the support and encouragement. Hopefully we’ll see some of you there!
Thanks to Paul Kerr at Blabber ‘n’ Smoke for this review of Pray For Rain:
“… with his new posse in tow seems to have been spending some time in a bar with a jukebox populated with early ZZ Top and Creedence discs. It’s a cantankerous listen, scribbled with quarrelling guitars and a heavy bass/drum thud, Dead’s voice wailing like a biblical prophet”.
You can read the full thing over at Blabber ‘n’ Smoke.
Delighted to confirm that Pray For Rain is finished and due for release on December 11th. As I’ve mentioned previously, it’s a more electric affair, with the Doubters really providing some new sounds.
Wooden Kimono, You Coulda Said and I’m Not Lost have existed in some form since 2010 or so – You Coulda Said and I’m Not Lost having been considered for the I’m Not Lost EP. The bones of Lovesick Blues was written and jammed with friends early last year before Stuart and I decided to revisit that one here. The Doubters really added something to these songs and I’m glad these all found a home.
The album is available to pre-order over at the bandcamp for £5. That includes an instant download of the title track, too. We really hope you enjoy!
So, that’s all the finer details just about confirmed. Our album, Pray For Rain, is just about done and all the artwork is just about in place!
We’re happy with the final mixes and there’s just a few little things to wrap up before it’s off for mastering. A release date has been pencilled in for December 11th. However, copies will be available at the launch on December 4th (a full week early!). We’ll be joined by our friends Dog Moon Howl at Glasgow’s 13th Note and we hope that some of you can make it along.
So, that’s the recording wrapped up. It’s been an absolute blast and we’re really pleased with how it’s sounding and we can’t wait to throw it out there. First though we need to settle on a name.
A couple of dates for your diaries, too.
First up I’ll be opening for Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss at Broadcast on Thursday night (June 11th). Stuart will be accompanying me on that one – playing some guitar (and adding some backing vocals if I can convince him that’s a good idea).
The second live date this year is also the first Jim Dead & The Doubters one. We’ll be playing a bunch of songs at the Bellfield Tavern in Kilmarnock as part of the first The Third Class Ticket evening. As always, details are in the ‘appearances’ section.