Jimi with his band once again performed in Liverpool as part of the Camp Furnace fest. As always Gibbo was in attendance, so we have him to thank for the pics & setlist! Kingdom of Rust was played for the first time this year. You can watch the performance on youtube here. Note a special guest appearance from Jimi’s manager Dave.
Setlist from the show..
Black Rivers setlist from their first show at Manchester Gullivers July 31st. You can win the signed setlist, by heading over to their facebook.
An excellent shot of Black Rivers live at the Liverpool Shipping Forecast by No Music No Life. Head over to the No Music No Life website for a complete album of excellent pics from the gig. Ta to Gibbo for the tip!
Jimi was also in action this weekend, along with Black Rivers at Kendal Calling. They played the fest on separate days so there was no chance at a cheeky reunion!
For one of the more unusual promo stunts.. Jimi & Jake pictured performing on a Virgin train on their way to Kendal Calling! For more pics, visit diymag.com
Black Rivers live at Gullivers in Manchester July 31st 2014 Pic by @FLC1889
Andy & Jez Williams aka Black Rivers started life in their new band earlier this evening with the debut live performance in Manchester. Kicking off with the instant fan favourite The Ship, the band went to play five further new tracks. No Doves material was played.
Lisa Gray of the Manchester Evening News was there, read her favourable review here. The band move onto Liverpool tomorrow (Friday) night.
Black Rivers: Andy & Jez taken at a recent shoot in New York City.
A busy day of activity for Jez & Andy’s new band. Here’s what we know:
New track The Ship is available via their facebook
The Manchester Evening News did a great write up here, with comments from both Andy & Jez. The article states the album is slated for release early next year, February according to Jez on a XFM interview he did early this evening. With a single due out Sept/Oct time. Cheers to Jess for the info!
Their debut live performance will be next Thursday at Gullivers in Manchester supporting Neon Waltz. Tickets link below. They follow that with another support slot for Neon Waltz in Liverpool Friday. Before playing at Kendal Calling on Saturday.
July 31st Manchester Gullivers* Buy Tickets
Liverpool The Shipping Forecast* Buy Tickets
* Supporting Neon Waltz
2nd Kendal Calling Buy Tickets
18th Belfast Belsonic Festival Buy Tickets
Its fest season of course, Jimi has a ton lined up. For the latest on where he is playing, keep tabs on his official website. He has also just announced a show at the fantastic Holmfirth Picturedrome. That has got to be one of the best venues around, not to be missed! You lucky buggers in the UK.
I know its all been very quiet on the Jez & Andy front, but I’m told it wont be long now!
May I nudge you towards one of my favourite records of 2014 so far, its by Finland’s Siinai. They came onto the scene back in 2011 with the quite brilliant debut Olympic Games. They have followed that up with the phenomenal second lp Supermarket. Check it out… you wont be disappointed I promise!
The rather late Glasto report! Apologies for that, call it an act of god or whatever.. the panic tree paid DMB hq a visit this past weekend. Anyhow.. Jimi performed at Glasto last Friday. Forum regular Gibbo was in attendance, so a big thanks to him for these snaps..
As you probably know by now Jimi’s set was cut short by a electrical storm. However Jimi did come back out to do one more number…
The TV broadcast is still available to watch via the beeb iPlayer. A cracking watch, nice to see how the band have evolved since the last time I saw them at the 6 music fest.
In other news Jimi’s second single Live Like A River is out now on 12″ vinyl & digital download. Get the vinyl at yer proper record shop (I know piccadilly have it) or from Heavenly Records. The Heavenly purchase gives you access to a free download of the digital bundle which features a bonus Oh! Whiskey remix.
and finally, to the bloke at New Order last night in Chicago wearing a Doves shirt, nice chatting to you mate! Maybe cya in Milwaukee tonight? Sorry I didn’t get yer name.