Saturday 7 July 2012

News round-up

Quite a lot of things happening at the moment, so I thought I'd do a little round-up.

The new album English Electric (Part One) is out on 3rd September with pre-orders being taken at our new website here.

The track listing is:

1.The First Rebreather (8.32)
2.Uncle Jack (3.49)
3.Winchester From St Giles' Hill (7.16)
4.Judas Unrepentant (7.18)
5.Summoned By Bells (9.17)
6.Upton Heath (5.39)
7.A Boy In Darkness (8.03)
8.Hedgerow (8.52)

On English Electric, we are joined by special guest musicians Andy Tillison (The Tangent), Louis Philippe, Rachel Hall (Stackridge), Danny Manners (Robert Wyatt, Cathal Coughlan)and our brass band and string quartet. Full information on the album can be found here.

We also have an English Electric tee-shirt which will be nice to wear during the blazing hot summer sunshine we're having in England (ahem). Tee-shirt sales are being handled by the lovely people at The Merch Desk. Tee-shirts are available in various sizes and colours and in gents and ladies styles. The Merch Desk also have a special offer tee-shirt / CD pre-order deal which is worth checking out.
Earlier this week, we took part in an interview with Nick Shilton of Prog magazine for a forthcoming feature article on the band. In the meantime, a track from the new album called Judas Unrepentant will feature on the covermount CD of the next issue of Prog magazine which is due out on the 18th July.

I've recently been interviewed by Brad Birzer and the interview has been published here. An interview with David will also shortly be published online.

Our Group page on Facebook continues to grow and has become a wonderful place to talk about music with like-minded people.

We are also active on Twitter and recently heard via Twitter that Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater is now a fan of BBT.

Finally, we are pleased to announce that BBT have signed a licensing deal with GEP. Whilst we are keen to retain our independence from record labels, we recognise that GEP will be able to assist us with distribution and promotion and so we have signed a deal which is right for the band and hopefully for GEP too.

More news soon.


MatD said...

T-Shirt ordered. :)

As I ordered English Electric a long time ago, I had to choose the sirt only. It's a bit more expensive but with the advantage of getting it before Septemper, I assume. With a little luck it arrives before next weekend so I can take it with me on holiday journey.

I just arrived from the Night of the Prog Festival last weekend which was very great. Especially Airbag, Lazuli and of course Steve Hacket were absolutely brillant!
In addition to that, Hasse Fröberg and "Frequency Drift" (from Germany) were fantastic newcomers for me. Recommended!
BTW, I wold like to see BBT there (next year?). :)

Sers, MatD

claus said...

same here: ordered the cd some time ago, but couldn't resist to get a t-shirt from one of my favourite bands! and while i was at it, i also ordered an it bites t-shirt! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hey, how about a vinyl version of the album? That would be great! :)