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
Starting Monday, the 18th, Eclectic Warrior will be available online for all
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!
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
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.
Reminder that this year's Xmas Gig is on at Kazimier for 15 December. Book now at
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]
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."
Ian and full band are set to record a new album. By pledging via PledgeMusic.com, 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.