1 may 2013

eclectic warrior physical release

Ian's new album Eclectic Warrior is out, and physical copies have all be shipped for UK pledgers. Ian reports that they're now working on shipping for overseas pledgers, and hope to have it completed by the end of this week. Gig list updated, too.

16 mar 2013 (update 18 mar)

eclectic warrior digital release

Eclectic Warrior album cover
Eclectic Warrior

Starting Monday, the 18th, Eclectic Warrior will be available online for all pledgers at Pledge Music. Ian says there were some last minute mix decisions, so there's a real rush to get it out. All pledgers get ready!

Download now available online at Ian's Pledge Music page.

2 mar 2013

misc update

Eclectic Warrior album cover, early concept
Eclectic Warrior (early version)

So the 2013 Gigs are well on their way. What about the new album, Eclectic Warrior? Seems that Ian scheduled some time in a studio that promptly closed shop before he and the band were ready to record. Then, it was tough to find studio time in town as everything else was booked up. That said, once they got into the studio, they made the best of it, and as has been his style recently, he hit it hard and fast, and it's all pretty much said and done. Look for it to come soon. If you haven't reserved your copy as well as taken advantage of the exclusive goodies, head on over to Ian's Pledge Music page and sign up. You can pledge for as little as £8, and get an electronic copy of the album plus all the online swag. Just a little more and you can get the CD version. What a deal!

Several fans have been working to get old copies of the McNabb Rag and Camaraderie online. Look for more to appear soon.

Also note that as of 28 January, the Cherry Red re-release of Head Like a Rock is now available at fine retailers. This release comes with a 9-track bonus disc.

26 dec 2012 (update 27 may 2013)

2013 gigs

I'm sure if you've peeked at the official site recently, you've seen these, but just in case, here they are:

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Tour dates on Facebook/BandsInTown.

23 nov 2012

mojo beatles event

Ian McNabb appears at Mojo Beatles event at Abbey Road for the release of Stereo Vinyl Remasters.

Along the way, former Icicle Worker Ian McNabb wowed the crowd with a live cover of Rain, complete with show-stealing backwards-vocal section and impromptu harmonies from Robyn Hitchcock and Tom Robinson, while Hitchcock later weighed in with a winsome take on Ticket To Ride B-side, Yes It Is, which online votes had placed 16th in the list of top nuggets. And after a concluding blast of Tomorrow Never Knows, delivered in its gloriously remastered vinyl form, guests were encouraged to mill and mingle, have a go on one of the A Day In The Life pianos and generally luxuriate in the magical Studio 2 vibe.

xmas gig

Reminder that this year's Xmas Gig is on at Kazimier for 15 December. Book now at Ticketweb as the venue is small. It's a full-band gig, of course. Tickets were selling fast earlier this year. Don't be disappointed. Get your tickets now. [Link updated 2012-11-30]

[Kazimir poster with gig details: Ian McNabb with support from Cold Shoulder, Live at Kazimier, Sat 15th Dec 2012, Doors open 8pm. 18+]

21 nov 2012

liverpool music award

Ian's most recent album, Little Episodes won Best Album at the Liverpool Music Awards on 17 November. See the Echo article in which Ian responds, "I'm very excited to win this. I want to thank the judges for selecting Little Episodes for inclusion in the very first Liverpool Music Awards and, of course, I thank all the kind souls who voted for me. Finally, I'd like to thank my mum and dad for sending me to music lessons."

17 nov 2012

with the chameleons

Ian performs with the Chameleons in Clitheroe at the Grand Venue.

25 oct 2012

new album set to be recorded

Ian and full band are set to record a new album. By pledging via, you can reserve a copy for yourself and get special goodies. Among the amazing items is Ian's personal copy of the Icicle Works LP. Lots of other bonuses available, too!

1 jul 2012

cherry red to release solo albums

Ian recently posted to his Facebook page that Cherry Red Records will be releasing deluxe versions of some hard-to-get solo albums:

Cherry Red to release deluxe versions of Truth And Beauty, Head Like A Rock and Merseybeast. All three long out of print. I'm incredibly proud of these records and hope a new generation gets to hear them. Watch this space! I.

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