Smoke Or Fire man has a blitz of news
First, Joe has just placed a bunch of songs on his bandcamp page (here).
Second, this Spring Joe shall be teaming up with much-loved Scottish acoustic punk Billy Liar to bring a split 7″, with two tracks from each artist. To celebrate that release Joe and Billy shall embark upon a short tour of the UK & Ireland in April 2015.
Tour with Billy Liar April 2015:
1st – Sweeny’s Dublin
2nd – The Bar With No Name, Belfast
7th – Cerberus, Dundee
8th The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
9th – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow
10th – The Tunnels, Aberdeen
11th – TBC, Brighton
12th – The Windmill, Brixton
13th – PJ McGintinties, Ipswich
14th – The Owl Sancturary, Norwich
15th – The Hairy Dog, Derby
16th – Santiagos, Leeds
18th – The Thirsty Scholar, Manchester Punk Fest
There is so much more planned from Joe this year (including an album in the works) so make certain that you keep update with the latest by following him here.
This is what Joe had to say about the new release and what’s in store for 2015:
“This is the launch of my bandcamp songs. This past New years eve on my way to Brugge I stopped in Antwerp Belgium and recorded some acoustic songs with my good friend Tim Van Doorn to close out 2014. Tim is recording my solo album. He’s Dutch and he’s brilliant. Just like Goldmember from Austin Powers.
We put 6 songs in the can in record time. 2 of them will be on an upcoming split with my friend Billy Liar, and the other 4 you can get here.
Tim relocated to Antwerp and is finishing up building his new studio. I’m going on tour until the end of May, and then finishing my solo record will be the first project in Tim’s new studio. These songs were recorded because I’m asked at every show where the music is. It’s on it’s way. In the meantime this is a chance for you to help me finish the record I’ve started. You can pay as much as you want for these songs. The music industry is what it is these days, but you can help make this happen. Living in Europe is amazing and different and difficult and challenging and and and…Point is I can not legally work when I’m not on tour because I am living in Germany with an Artist Visa. This is what I depend on to live now. Crazy idea, right?
Donations are beyond appreciated. They will literally keep the music coming. Please repost. Please spread the word if you like what you hear. It all makes a huge difference. If you’re still reading at this point you must a little bit.
A lot of good things ahead. I appreciate the support you guys.”