Friday, 14 January 2011

21 years and counting...

After many years shuttling between record labels, I have finally managed to get full control of most of my music back, and am happy to be relaunching my own Disco Gecko label this year. To start with, we are releasing an anthology of Banco de Gaia tracks entitled 'Songs from the Silk Road'. This comes out in February, either on CD in a lovingly crafted Digifile wallet (minimal plastic used) with an 8-page booklet or as a download with 2 bonus tracks – we recommend getting it from our BandCamp page as not only do you get 1 more bonus track, but you can also download the artwork and booklet as well. Available from February 1st.

We will be following this up with digital re-releases of the early Planet Dog albums and I'm currently digging through the archives to find bonus material – hopefully will be able to add some live versions, remixes and outtakes to each release.

Moving on to live shows, to celebrate the new album we're doing a launch gig at inSpiral Lounge in London on February 5th and a small gig on our home turf at The Castle in Bruton on February 19th: copies of the album will be available at both shows. We're also booking up festivals for another packed summer and will be releasing details soon.

In other news: the university course is going well, we now have full planning permission for the studio build, so that is progressing according to plan, and I'm looking forward to getting out and gigging again. See you all soon!