Phew, it’s finished, and ready to go! It’s been a long haul, and finally our new album is all set for release. The album will be called Molehills Out Of Mountains and contains 11 brand new recordings. It will be available on CD, gatefold vinyl and download. As with our Vast Atlantic EP, our Ruth has done the artwork, and it is going to be a little bit special.
We’re really excited about this album and can’t wait for you to hear it. The official release (i.e. in the shops, and online stores) will be in January 2012, but we don’t want our (admirably patient) fans to have to wait until then, so we’re giving you the chance to buy it direct from us in December.
We will be launching the album at a special gig at the New Beehive Inn in Bradford on Saturday 3rd December. As well as performing the album in full, we will also be supported by the marvellous Neil McSweeney and The Stalks. As we’ve covered Neil’s ‘London Road’ for the album, it is fitting that he will be playing at the launch.
Now, obviously it would be a bit esoteric if we only made Molehills Out Of Mountains available at the launch gig, and then boxed it up again until the new year. So we will also be selling it via our website from Monday 5th December. The website itself will be relaunched before then too, with a brand new look, but the URL will still remain www.wilfulmissing.co.uk.
We’ll bring you more news about the album over the next few weeks, but for now we just wanted to let you know it’s nearly here..!
Now, before we release our own album, our Albert has a little something of his own that he’s releasing on 11th November. Under the cunning guise of Our Albert he has written 11 tunes, each of which is just 11-seconds long. This is to celebrate the fact that for one second on this coming Friday the time and date will be 11:11:11 11/11/11.
Our collective quota of facial hair has, literally, been cut back this month. Sam Kipling has shaved off his beard to take part in the Movember campaign, to help raise awareness of, and funds to research, prostate cancer.
That’s all for now. We will have more news about the album soon…