It's the 12th of June and our first free day in over 3 weeks. This month, we continue the 'We Rise' tour with festivals in the UK and our first visit to Germany, where we will be having our album launch party. We're going up a gear in June and I can't tell you the full details until it happens but I can tell you that it involves private planes and a gig on an island in the middle of the north sea.
In May, we've done more in-stores than ever before and we kicked off the month with a performance in Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green Carnaby St. We also somehow found a couple of free days to get into a studio in Hereford and do some writing. I think it's important to find time for this because sometimes you can get so caught up in the madness of the touring (partying) side of things that it's easy to lose touch on the creative front. After those few chill days we were ready and raring to go for the album launch.
Our first launch party was in London, our beloved home away from home. We were welcomed here with open arms and over the past few years, we've made friends for life. It really is a unique and special place that holds such charm - your race, sexual orientation or your religion does not define you in London and no matter how many small groups of ill human beings try to disrupt or tear this magical place down, it will never be broken. As for the show, the atmosphere was electric and I genuinely feel that we stepped it up a level on stage that night. It really was something else.
The next night in Dublin was much the same and it was so good to celebrate with our family and friends who've supported us from day one and will do until the bitter end. We also launched our album in Tower Records Dublin on the release day and we were delighted with the amount of billboards around town with our faces on them (it's such a strange feeling).
We then went to the best small venue in Ireland bar none - a little place called Mike The Pies in Listowel, Kerry. Despite it being a Sunday show, the room was packed out and the crowd were well up for it. Thanks to Aiden O'Connor for the love and support as always. We also had a decent contingent who came along from Dublin for the buzz.
From there we had a quick stop off in Chester for a wedding (congrats Brian & Kim Sweeney) and then we drove through the night back to London to fly out for our June tour of the Netherlands... I will tell you more about our experience next month but (HOLY SH*T) what a tour and what a country.
As for now, we've just decided on our next single which will be "Hangin' Around". I think it's sonically our best work to date and it's my favourite song on the record. We also have one of our heroes in comedy, Hugh Cooney starring in the video - keep an eye out for it.
So the album is out now and available on CD, Vinyl and on all streaming sites. Listen and give us your feedback at morrisseyandmarshall.com
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