It comes out March 31st and promises to be very strong. I've also contributed some guitars and vocals for this project.Adam's cyber team has put up a new site at / that deserves to be visited. You can stream a track from each of his releases dating back to the pre Swervedriver Shake Appeal days. And hey, why not also check out Rol Jui at featuring Locksley Taylor from Sianspheric and Dean Williams who of course played on/recorded Bolts of Melody. And lastly, Sophia plays Holland and Belgium next week and will be touring Scandinavia and Italy in April/May and is sounding pretty rocking - Will, Jeff and Robin made up the rest of Toshack Highway when we toured the Orange Album in Europe in 2000 and the band has aged like a fine wine! So come and check out the band if we're close by at all and have some More Wine...( cheers Adam" ---------------------------------------- Link buffet: myspace We are extremely proud to announce the first signing to the label! Adam Franklin, singer/guitarist/songwriter for UK shoegazer legends Swervedriver!! 12/11/2006 - Rider by Jez is finally out: We are having another contest for a couple of autographed copies of the book and *maybe* more.
Spent Bullets is going to get its own tour as well so I'll post those dates on that when I get them. you can take solace in the fact that you’re not even a quarter of the way into an album that will surely go down on record as some of Franklin’s finest material. TOSHACK HIGHWAY LIVE / SYD'S EYES 7" Four Toshack Highway shows scheduled for Toronto and the surrounding area are looming.
Right now you can stream a track from the upcoming Adam Franklin album Spent Bullets on the high speed soul site. Three full-band and one Adam Franklin solo performance: Sep 27 2006 P E-Bar Guelph Sep 28 2006 P The Casbah Hamilton Sep 29 2006 P El Mocambo Toronto Sep 30 2006 P The Drake Hotel Toronto (Adam solo electric) Sep 27-29 - w/ A Northern Chorus Sep 30 - as part of Nuit Blanche We shall have copies of the new 7" (175 mm) /45 rpm vinyl single "Syd's Eyes/Silver Freight Train" on-hand at said shows.
The album is due to be released March 31st and you can pre-order limited edition vinyl now. This recording is played back by rotating the disc at a constant rotational speed with a stylus (needle) placed in the groove, converting the vibrations of the stylus into an electric signal, and sending this signal through an amplifier to loudspeakers.
From the myspace: "Originally broadcast December 2007 and titled A Soundworld of Rain this features Adam with pedal steel maestro and sometime Bolt of Melody Gerald Menke, playing measured and reverb-drenched versions of Bolts of Melody songs with a couple of Swervedriver nuggets in there also."The second Adam Franklin album Spent Bullets is released March 31st in North America on Second Motion (Cds), Hi-Speed Soul (vinyl) and i Tunes. The Toshack Highway moniker seems too unwieldy for a number of reasons - people never remember the name for starters (or pronounce it incorrectly!
Release date in the UK/EU is early May through Cargo ) and it's just easier for people to remember my own name anyway.
While supplies last you can order the .99 "Deluxe Version" which is limited edition Vinyl, SIGNED CD, MP3 download, FLAC download and a Second Motion Records sampler (includes tracks from Swervedriver, The Church, Ken Stringfellow and The Disciplines, Tommy Keene, Gemma Hayes, etc) Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody will be hitting the road in the US in 2009 and the first tour in June will be touring with Aussie rockers The Church. Also the album is much more song/guitar driven, and to me Toshack is more this instrumental/keyboardy thing, so actually the Toshack name might re-appear at some point with music more in that original vein, but for the time being AF it is..
Full dates are yet to be confirmed but we do know it will start June 10th in San Diego and finish up around July 11th. There is also a download-only release planned in late Spring or early summer of the Jamnow radio session. The album will feature the recent Syd's Eyes single and Birdsong (Moonshiner Version), which were previously only available as Black Mountain seven inch and Shifty Disco download-only release respectively, as those tracks should be made more widely available.
Originally broadcast December 2007 and titled A Soundworld of Rain this featuring features Adam with pedal steel maestro and sometime Bolt of Melody Gerald Menke, playing measured and reverb-drenched versions of Bolts of Melody songs with a couple of Swervedriver nuggets in there also. The cover of Wolf Parade's Shine A Light that was posted at will also be on the album due to a certain amount of public demand - the lyric about "waiting for something that'll never arrive" seemed particularly appropriate due to this album taking so long to get released!
Adam will be playing guitar with Sophia in May in support of their new album There Are No Goodbyes. Limited edition digitally remastered and expanded digipak edition of this 1991 album featuring four bonus tracks ('Hands', 'Andalucía', 'Kill The Superheroes' and 'Over') and liner notes from the band. The album should get released in the US/North America May/June time and there will be full band dates with the Bolts of Melody band in the US around that time. In the meantime people can check out my new Setting Suns collaboration with Sam Fogarino from Interpol at