Seasick Steve album, single AND tour
Releases new album ‘Man From Another Time’ on October 19th and single ‘Diddley-bo’ on October 12th on Atlantic
November tour also confirmed
Seasick Steve follows the phenomenal success of his prior Top 10 album ‘I Started Out With Nothin’ And I Still Got Most Of It Left’ with the October 19th release of the new set ‘Man From Another Time’ on Atlantic Records. ‘Man From Another Time’ will be issued on CD, vinyl and download formats. He will follow the album’s release with a ten-date UK tour in November.
Produced, written, recorded and engineered by Seasick Steve (with the assistance of engineer Roy Williams), ‘Man From Another Time’ is a resolutely organic album that eschews modern studio trickery in favour of the warm style of ‘live’ analogue recording. Everything on the album was performed by Seasick Steve, aside from drums which are credited to his longstanding Swedish sticksman Dan Magnusson. The first taster of the album comes with the October 12th release of the digital download single ‘Diddley-bo’.
Seasick Steve utilised a variety of favourite guitars on the album including a one-string Diddley-bo (a 2x4 with a string nailed to it), a guitar made out of an old cigar box (with four strings), his famous 3-string Trance Wonder guitar and an old beat-up acoustic guitar. His array of guitars were complimented by a tattered Fifties Fender Tweed Deluxe amp, old Forties ribbon mics and other weird and wonderful vintage microphones. The natural sounds and echoes of the recording rooms were used for reverb and any delays were done with tape. This is a down in the dirt record. Feast your ears!
"I hope by making records like this, that it'll make people want to hear music that's recorded without the use of digital equipment, and that people's ears can get a little rest from all that shit,” commented Seasick. “But if not, at least it was nice for me. Me and computers do not see eye to eye.”
‘Man From Another Time’ was mixed by Vance Powell at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios and mastered by Ray Staff at Air Studios, London.
‘I Started Out With Nothin’ And I Still Got Most Of It Left’ has already sold over 250,000 copies as Seasick Steve became one of the hottest ‘new’ artists around. Seasick was catapulted into the public consciousness following an electrifying performance at Jools Holland’s Hootenanny. Since then, he’s sold-out major shows including a prestigious Royal Albert Hall date, charmed every festival from Glastonbury to Latitude, collaborated with Nick Cave and became the oldest Brit Award nominee in history.
Seasick Steve’s upcoming UK tour is scheduled as below:
2nd – Newcastle, City Hall
3rd – Edinburgh, Picture House
5th – Leeds, Academy
7th – Liverpool, Olympia
9th – Manchester, Apollo
10th – Birmingham, Academy
12th – Cardiff, Millennium Centre
13th – Warwick, Arts Centre
15th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
17th – London, Brixton Academy