Posts Tagged ‘fight my battles for me’

if FMBFM was a double vinyl record…

September 9, 2009

Then this would be the tracklisting:

Side One
Anger Management
The Gentlemen’s Game
Good Christian/Bad Christian
(You & Me and) Winston Churchill

Side Two
The Tree of Knowledge
2.0///The Bridge of Sighs
Stop Traveller! Stop and Read!
The Memorial Hall

Side Three
Simple Life/Repetition 4
Ten Cities is not a european tour
England Expects

Side Four
track 13
Pockets in Shrouds
Millionaires Need People Like You

Same songs, same order… but take it like that and I think it suddenly doesn’t seem as long.

I don’t want people thinking I’m really hung up about these ‘it’s a bit too long’ comments in all the reviews. This blog post took all of two minutes to write and wasn’t particularly pre-meditated. Just an idle, passing thought…

But I do think the ability to divide an album into four sides is one more small joy that’s been lost to the mp3 era.



June 16, 2009

With thanks to Theo of Pocus Whiteface here is a spotting of ‘Fight My Battles For Me’ nestled cosily in the racks of Rough Trade:

Oddly they’ve put me in the US section. I can think of no reason why this would be, but I’m strangely pleased about it.

Send more ‘sightings’ of the album to – maybe I’ll send you all a free mp3 or something?

‘Fight My Battles For Me’ released today!

June 15, 2009

So… the day has come. My album is out out out and in shops to buy. I have seen it, with my own eyes, in HMV Cardiff…


It’s been a long time coming. To mark the occasion the people at the Independent Online and have got me doing a special blog all this week with a free download compilation called ‘Road Safety Facts’ containing mostly non-album tracks.
You can find it here:
(don’t ask why that had to be the URL…)

Casual listeners may find a couple of songs uploaded that you’ve not got already. Die hards will want to wait until Day 5 when there’ll be a brand new song available. Plus assorted musings and reminiscences on nine years of PWL. I’ll continue blogging here too, but won’t be doubling up so add ^that one to yr RSS.

All that remains now is to see if anyone likes it or buys it. Tra la la….

Album out on monday

June 10, 2009

So after a(nother) slight delay it seems all is well for ‘Fight My Battles For Me’ to come out next Monday, 15th June. You should be able to walk into your local Cargo records stockist and buy a copy.

To celebrate this I’ve cut the prices in my website shop so you can still buy it direct from me at the same price as in yr local shop. I’ve also reduced all my older EPs so they’re now £3 each, which is cutting my own throat. I’ve got five kids to feed, etc…

A nice man has written a review of it here which calls it ‘witty and often ascerbic lyrical goodness with increasingly pop sensibilities’.

It’s also now available on Amazon. It’d be nice if those of you who use amazon to buy music could give it a star rating so it might start to pop up in those ‘People who like X also like Y’ things.

For those who like to try before you buy here are a couple of songs to download:

The Gentlemen’s Game
The Memorial Hall

And there are some more mp3s from other recent releases on my downloads page.