M&M NEWSLETTER #4

I am fresh as a daisy and excited about our upcoming tour dates in Ireland (including our first Dublin show of the year ­ playing the Dublin Unitarian Church on Saturday 10th Sept... I'll let you know how it went next month) while writing the August installment of our monthly newsletter.

I've loved almost every second of this month (bar the occasional hang over). We kicked it off by launching the video for our latest single 'Stand Down'. Not only was it the biggest online reaction to date (thanks to you), but 'Stand Down' has also been on radio more than any other M&M release (and the songs are only getting stronger). It's been played on BBC Radio 2 quite a bit, Radio London and has also been A­-Listed on RTE Radio 1 (as well as spot plays all over the UK and Ireland). Thanks for spreading the word people.

Video Of The Week on The Irish Times

Video Of The Week on The Irish Times

We spent a couple of days in early August in Portsmouth and Southampton. We did a Portsmouth radio show 'Express FM' with two very cool DJ's called Geoff and Adrian. They've interviewed EVERYONE so it was great to hear some of their stories. We then went on to play at The Talking Heads in Southampton. Before us, a guy by the name of Jack Francis played... We loved his music (check him out).

Jack Francis - Sun-Kissed (YouTube)

The next day, it was back to London for a full band show at 'The Black Heart' in Camden. The gig was OK, but my favourite part of the night was getting the guitars out at stupid o'clock in the morning to do some 60's tunes with Eoin Glackin and duo Koates (who both supported us that night).

Soundcheck at The Black Heart, Camden

Soundcheck at The Black Heart, Camden

After a brief stop off in Wexford (to surprise the ma' ­ she was delighted) we were off to Kerry to play Mike The Pies pub in Listowel ­ what a great bunch of people they are. I really enjoyed the night and we were very well looked after by Aidan, the gaffer of the pub (so much so that we're going back to play there again on Sept 17th for race day). We played at The Canal Quarter Festival in Tullamore the following day and got to witness two teams slugging it out in a real game of 'tug of war' during our soundcheck (it was both bizarre and entertaining).

Ready to go in Listowel, Kerry

Ready to go in Listowel, Kerry

Tug'O'War in Tullamore

Tug'O'War in Tullamore

We then headed back to London for some meetings on our album release and to decide on our next single (you're gonna f*cking love it). We played an acoustic set at The Vinyl Bar in Soho with support from Milky & Harry Nolan on the Thursday. That weekend, we went to a beer festival in Hereford... We serenaded the locals for two days and drank (sh*t) loads of their lovely local ales.

The Vinyl Bar, Soho, London

The Vinyl Bar, Soho, London

Another full band covers set at the Roadhouse (Covent Garden), a studio session and a radio show later and YESSSS, I'm packing my bags for our Irish tour... Come and see us if we're in your area.

The Roadhouse nightclub, Covent Garden, London

The Roadhouse nightclub, Covent Garden, London

BIG LOVE

Darren

M&M