09/06/16 - UPDATE Please note that the gig on Sat 11th June has been moved to Y Cwps/The Coopers Arms, Northgate Street, SY23 2JT Aberystwyth (tel 01970 624050) . Door 7pm £5. The gig on Friday 10th June is still going ahead as planned at the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Powys
SY20 9AZ (Tel 01654 704973). Details are on the Live page.
16/05/16 - Tickets are now on sale for our show at the Green Note, London, on Friday 1st July. It's a small venue so advance booking is recommended! NB - This show will not have a support act as Songdog will be playing two sets (so please arrive early!) http://www.wegottickets.com/event/358770
03/05/16 - Two Welsh dates for Songdog just in: Friday 10th June - Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth. Saturday 11th June - Blossoms Gallery, Aberystwyth. Details for both are on the Live page.
20/04/16 - Just confirmed - Songdog are playing an intimate show at the Green Note, London, on Friday 1 July
16/04/16 - We had a most excellent time at our St Pancras Old Church gig last night - such a beautiful venue! A big thank you to all the people who came to see us, to our superb guest artist Gabriel Moreno and his musicians, not forgetting Jon, our sound engineer, Mavis for merch & door, and Alex & Simon at St Pancras. A grand night out!
15/04/16 - The advance ticket link has now closed but the remaining tickets will be available on the door for Songdog tonight at St Pancras Old Church! Doors 7.30pm - don't miss special guest Gabriel Moreno either!
09/04/16 - Tune in today to listen to a special Songdog live session on Dexter Bentley's Hello Goodbye Show on Resonance 104.4fm between 12noon-1.30pm (or listen again on www.hellogoodbyeshow.com).
04/04/16 - Tonight 4 April 8pm - Songdog are back in Amsterdam at Dwaze Zaken
03/04/16 - This afternoon Sun 3 April 5pm - Songdog play at De Waag, Haarlem! Do come!
02/04/16 - Tonight: Sat 2 April 9pm - Songdog play De Harmonie in Edam
01/04/16 - Tonight at 8pm Songdog play Sous 623 in Amsterdam, a cool underground hangout in an old canal building dating from the 17th century. Looking forward to seeing our Dutch fans!
21/03/16 - We've released a fresh batch of £8 early-bird tickets for our St Pancras Old Church gig on 15 April. Get 'em while they're there! http://www.wegottickets.com/event/350914
18/03/16 - Songdog are #6 in the Folk charts for London https://www.reverbnation.com/songdog
7/03/16 - Here's a live version of 'Joy Street', the title track of the next album & a little taste of things to come https://youtu.be/Q0F3XJG0W8k
16/03/16 - Songdog's mini-tour of the Netherlands just announced! Fri 1 April - Sous 623, Amsterdam; Sat 2 April - De Harmonie, Edam; Sun 3 April - De Waag, Haarlem; Mon 4 April - Dwaze Zaken, Amsterdam See the Live page for full details.
12/02/16 - Join Songdog on Fri 15 April for a special night at the beautiful St Pancras Old Church, London - advance tickets on sale from tomorrow! http://www.wegottickets.com/event/350914 Special guest Gabriel Moreno - don't miss! See the Live page for full details.
03/02/16 - Just heard we'll be playing a live session on the lovely Dexter Bentley's Hello Goodbye show on Resonance 104.4 FM on Saturday 9th April. Details tbc. Plus news of live dates (including a special London gig) coming soon, so watch this space!
01/01/16 - Happy New Year to all of you and wishing you a great year to come! xxx
24/12/15 - Wishing you all a peaceful and happy Christmas! Thank you for supporting us, for buying our music and coming out to watch us play this year - we can't do it without you! xxx
22/12/15 - Brand new Q&A interview with Lyndon on US website Exposed Vocals!
21/12/15 - We're chuffed that our cover of Dylan's 'Desolation Row' has been included in The Bob Dylan project - check it out here
04/11/15 - Just listened back to the freshly-mastered "Joy Street" (marvellous job by Mike Cave at The Loft in Liverpool!): 49 minutes and a few seconds --- a mere EP by our standards! (Plus two bonus tracks to come out as B-sides or free downloads or whatever). Hosannahs to all concerned in the album's making! Very chuffed with the results of all that work!
25/09/15 - Don't forget we're playing Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe on 11 Oct and Kingskerswell Parish Church in Newton Abbot on 17 Oct - hope to see some of you there! See the Live page for details.
12/09/15 'Joy Street' update: Work on the mixes progresses: a lovely pattern emerging with some of the arrangements, a particular instrument stepping forward to deliver a line or two and then disappearing back into the wash, as if we were arranged in a circle around the mic and advancing and retreating in turn (we weren't!!!). It'll be a strong record, we're sure of it .....
04/09/15 Looking forward to heading back to Manchester next week to mix Joy Street with Nigel Stonier at Airtight Studios!
30/08/15 'Highway 61 Revisited' by Bob Dylan was released 50 years ago today. Here's our take on 'Desolation Row' http://youtu.be/BlCLHojwmvU
17/08/15 - Well, we've had a busy summer, much of it spent working on the new album with Nigel Stonier up in Manchester at Airtight Studios. Tracking is more or less finished and we'll be starting on mixing soon. We think it's sounding great and can't wait to let you hear it (though not for a while, alas!). We've also played some lovely gigs over the summer - Rhythmtree Festival in the Isle of Wight, Song, By Toad in Edinburgh, the Cellar Bar, Cardigan and Come Down & Meet the Folks in London. More to come in the autumn (see the Live page for updates), including Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe on 11 Oct and Kingskerswell Parish Church in Newton Abbot on 17 Oct.
10/06/15 New dates for your diaries - Songdog at Come Down and Meet the Folks at the Apple Tree on Sunday 28 June (from 4pm, free entry, Songdog on about 7pm) plus Songdog's first trip to the Isle of Wight on Saturday 18 July to play the lovely Rhythmtree Festival. Don't forget Songdog are also playing the Song, by Toad night of Bad Fun on Saturday 20 June 2015 at Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, and the Cellar Bar, Cardigan on Friday 10 July 2015. Details for all are on the Live page.
01/06/15 Day 1 in Airtight Studios, starting work on the new album 'Joy Street' with Nigel Stonier...watch this space...
06/05/15 Exciting news! We start recording the new album 'Joy Street' in Manchester on June 1st, with Nigel Stonier at the helm as producer (artists he's worked with include Fairport Convention, Thea Gilmore, Joan Baez, The Waterboys and Martha Wainwright so we're in very good company). Can't wait to get started!
01/03/15 - Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus! xx
28/02/15 - Two new gigs for your diaries: Songdog are playing the Song, by Toad night of Bad Fun on Saturday 20 June 2015 at Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, and the Cellar Bar, Cardigan on Friday 10 July 2015. Details for both are on the Live page. More coming very soon!
23/02/15 - We're very disappointed that our gig at St Luke's Centre Eastbourne has been cancelled due to problems at the venue which are not within our control. We hope to reschedule soon. Please contact the venue directly for any refunds on 07720 677471. We're very sorry to disappoint anyone who planned to attend.
07/01/15 - Happy New Year! This year we will be working on a new album - watch this space for details. We also hope to get around to see as many of you as possible, but in the meantime here are a couple of nice reviews
of the current album
14/11/14 Fri 5 Dec - Songdog's special early Christmas show at Kings Place
. Special guest Phil Burdett Group. Advance booking advised!
19/08/14 - Upcoming gigs - our short tour in Holland (Appel, Haarlem on 23 Aug, then to Amsterdam for the Magnet Festival on 24 Aug, followed by Dwaze Zaken on 25 Aug and Sous 623 on 27 Aug. Then we're off home to Blackwood for the Velvet Coalmine Festival: on Sat 6 Sep at Blackwood Institute, Blackwood, South Wales. Next, Sat 13 Sep - The Oakwood, Glossop, and last but absolutely not least Fri 5 Dec - Songdog's special early Christmas show as part of the Folk Union series at Kings Place
. Please buy tickets early!
13/07/14 - New diary from Lyndon (at last!) and September
10/05/14 - Great review of the album from Belgian site Rootstime (not translated, alas, we used Google!). Plus we're looking forward to playing a lovely little festival in Aberystwyth called
Fire In The Mountain
at the end of this month...more dates to come soon!
17/02/14 - Lovely 4* review of the album from Maverick magazine. If you're in Aberystwyth on 22 March, you can catch us
at the Coopers Arms, opening for Blaidd. We're working on more dates around the country, so watch this space...
15/12/13 - Read Lyndon's latest diary
13/12/13 - 'St Lucy's Day', the first single from the album, is released today as a download-only, backed with previously unreleased track 'Song For A Five-String Guitar'. Download from iTunes here - and check out our new video
for the song
23/11/13 - Apologies to anyone who was planning to come to our gig at the Willow in Oswestry next Friday but unfortunately it's been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. We were really looking forward to it but hope to reschedule in the spring. If you have already bought a ticket please get a refund from the venue.
30/10/13 - New northern gig announced - The Riverside, Sheffield, Thu 21 November - see
23/10/13 - Did you make it to the album launch? If not, you missed a good 'un, but fear not, there'll be another London date soon. However, the Songdog crew will be out and about in November so catch us if you can: Sat 9 Nov - The Chattery Swansea, Wed 20 Nov - Harry's Bar Wakefield, Fri 29 Nov - The Willow Gallery, Oswestry - and finally Sat 30 Nov - Songdog will be supporting The Blockheads at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. See the Live
page for details and watch this space for more gigs to come...
05/10/13 - Excellent 4* review from Gavin Martin in the Daily Mirror and finally a
30/09/13 It's getting close to the Songdog album launch show and we hope you're all coming! Thur 10th October at Alleycat, 4 Denmark St WC2H 8LP. It's an early one, doors 6.45pm, on stage 7.30pm sharp, so don't be late or you'll miss it (NB There is NO support act). And it's free entry!
26/09/13 We're very happy to announce that Uncut feature 'St Lucy's Day' on their covermount CD this month (out now) and have given 'Last Orders at Harry's Bar' an 8/10 review. Please order the album from your local record shop (if your town is still lucky enough to have one) or Amazon if you want to make sure you get your copy as soon as possible (and you do, don't you?). If you prefer to download you can preview and buy from iTunes.
22/09/13 - Nice review of the album from Flipside
02/09/13 Great reviews from The Sound of Confusion and Supajam.
11/07/13 - Finally, a release date for the new Songdog album! 'Last Orders At Harry's Bar' is coming out Mon 7th October on Junkyard Songs via Shellshock. Pre-ordering will be available early September - we'll post details as soon as we have them, but in the meantime here's a preview of the cover...
10/07/13 - If you'd like to see some of the great photos taken by Ian Seabrook on our latest trip to Devil's Bridge, follow the link here. There'll be news of the album and tour coming very soon, but if you'd like to see us before then don't forget advance tickets are now on sale for our Cardiff co-headliner with Vic Ruggiero at Spiro's on Aug 22 - details are on the Live page. Oh, and if you're in the Netherlands near Assen, you might like to come and see us at the Axis Festival on Sat 21 Sept - other dates to come!
09/06/13 - A new diary from Lyndon (at last) and don't forget we're playing live at the Betsey Trotwood this Thur 13th -- it'd be great to see you there!
22/05/13 - New for June - Lyndon's solo appearance at the fabulous Talking Musical Revolutions' special Bowie tribute at the Charterhouse Bar on Thur 6 June, followed by Songdog headlining the Betsey Cellar Sessions at the Betsey Trotwood on Thur 13 June. And advance tickets are now on sale for our Cardiff co-headliner with Vic Ruggiero at Spiro's on Aug 22 - details for all gigs are on the Live page. Lyndon also promises another diary very soon.....
2/05/13 - Don't forget, this month Songdog are playing at The Hafod Hotel, Devil's Bridge, Aberystwyth - with Clive Carroll (Sat 4 May, Songdog on 8pm) and at The Thunderbolt, 124 Bath Road, Bristol on Thu 16 May - tickets £5.00 advance www.bristolticketshop.co.uk, or £6.00 on the door. From 8pm.
20/4/13 - Don't forget upcoming Songdog gigs this month- Fri 26 April, Newport, S. Wales - Kama Lounge (not Warehouse 54 as originally scheduled) Cambrian Road, NP20 4AB - Tue 30 April, Canterbury - The Ballroom. Details here
27/03/13 - New live date announced for Cardiff - 22nd August, Spiro's at St Peters Hall. Ticket details TBA soon. Next Welsh dates are 26th Apr at Warehouse 54 in Newport (S. Wales) and The Hafod Hotel in Devil's Bridge on 4th May
20/03/13 - Only 3 months into 2013, and Lyndon finally catches up on his latest diary. Don't forget we're at the Betsey Trotwood this Fri 22nd - hope you can make it. We also have a new mailing list - please sign up here (or click the box on the right) if you'd like to be sent various (ir)regular Songdog updates.
25/02/13 - Lyndon will have a new diary for you soon, with all the adventures from Holland and before Christmas, but in the meantime please check the Live page for details of upcoming shows: 8th Mar, Carpenter's Arms, E1; 22nd Mar back at the Betsey, 26th Apr at Warehouse 54 in Newport (S. Wales), The Hafod Hotel in Devil's Bridge on 4th May and 16th May at the Thunderbolt in Bristol. Plus we hope to have Austrian dates soon, so watch this space.
10/02/13 - Songdog are off to the Netherlands soon (via The Bull, Colchester on 21st Feb), starting 22nd Feb at La Pien Noir, Haarlem, 23rd at De Flierefluiter, Apeldoorn, 24th back at De Harmonie, Edam and finally 25th at Oude Pothuys, Utrecht. Details on the Livepage and hope to see you there!
9/12/12 - Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us! And a special Pod-designed Christmas card too!
06/12/12 - Lyndon's latest diary, just in time for Christmas
02/12/12 - We had a great time in Vienna (diary soon!) and can't wait to go back to Austria and the Netherlands (see Live) next year. In the meantime, do come and join us if you can at what is likely to be the last show of 2012, at the Betsey Cellar Sessions on Thur 13 December. Details here - hope to see you there but if not have a happy Christmas and see you in 2013!
4/11/12 - We've just played some very enjoyable shows in Newport and at the Nantwich Words & Music Festival, plus a radio session for Flame Radio, and are shortly off to Vienna (see Live page) - you'll get an update from Lyndon soon (when he actually writes it!)
19/09/12 - Lyndon finally gets around to writing his diary - you can read about what Songdog did in their summer holidays here
29/08/12 - Upcoming live dates in the Netherlands plus a rescheduled date for the Newport gig
25/5/12 - Lyndon's very belated new diary is here, along with lots of pix from the tour
4/4/12 - We're very happy to announce that Songdog are supporting Morten Harket on his UK, Paris and Brussels tour dates in May! Full details on the Live page and Morten's website. And watch this space for an update on the new album soon!
21/12/11 - Happy Christmas from all of us to all of you! Thanks for all your support this year, we really appreciate it and hope you're looking forward to the new album in 2012. In the meantime, here's Lyndon's festive(ish!) last diary for 2011 plus a Christmas card designed by our very own Pod (Karl!).
20/11/11 - Our pre-Christmas Welsh mini-tour dates are now on the Live page plus there's an updated Diary from Lyndon with details of the new album "Last Orders At Harry's Bar
28/09/11 - A new diary from Lyndon plus we're heading back to Devil's Bridge to play the Devil's Bridge Festival (Hwyl Hydref) on 8 October
27/08/11 - Some September songs for your listening pleasure: Songdog are playing at the Llanhilleth Acoustic Club, Llanhilleth, on Thur 8 Sept, Subterranean Holborn Blues at The Bowery, London, on Wed 14 Sept and the Acoustica Festival, Exeter on Sat 17 Sept - more dates to come soon.
23/07/11 - Check out the excellent full length Songdog feature by Nick Toczek in the latest issue of R2 (Rock'n'Reel), in shops now. Also new live dates coming soon!
09/07/11 Check Lyndon's latest diary for updates on the next album and general Songdog adventures
23/05/11 Advice for Bob on his 70th Birthday...read Lyndon's tribute to Bob Dylan on Italian music site OndaRock (and have a listen to Songdog's version of 'Desolation Row' on YouTube at the same time)
1/05/11 Check out Lyndon's latest diary
06/04/11 We're very excited to tell you we've only just been confirmed to support Martin Rossiter on his tour dates in May - Thu 5 May Bloomsbury Theatre London, Fri 13 May 2011 The Deaf Institute Manchester and Sat 14 May 2011 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut Glasgow. The dates are apparently close to selling out so if you want tickets please hurry!
Also on Sat 30 April Songdog are playing with Jason McNiff for the Lantern Society as part of the Camden Crawl London - Abbey Tavern, Kentish Town London NW1 4pm approx.
14/02/11 - Sorry we forgot to send you a Valentine. But here's Lyndon's first diary of 2011, and he's got lots to tell you....
09/01/11 - Here's a belated Christmas present from Songdog....just for you, Lyndon went out into a Blackwood glade and recorded this new video, 'A Thousand Roads To Hell'. Hope you enjoy it!
9/12/10 - Lyndon's last diary of the year (probably) is up in time for Christmas...
11/10/10 - Read Lyndon's latest diary on Songdog's trip to Japan and the Kings Place gig.
29/08/10 - Summer's almost gone and finally Lyndon finishes his diary for the past 3 months, covering Port Eliot, Folk In A Box and all the other bits. And have you bought your ticket for the King's Place show yet? It's going to be a really special 'Evening with Songdog' (no support, just us and lots of songs old and new) and they've now told us there's even a discount if you book in advance online - check Live for details!
1/8/10 - Port Eliot Festival was a gorgeous experience and no doubt Lyndon will be telling you all about it soon. In the meantime, don't forget tickets are already on sale for our Friday 24 September show for the Spitz at Kings Place (part of the 'Folk Union' season) - we do hope you'll all come, and it would be lovely if you'd buy your ticket in advance :-) - here's the Kings Place ticket link.
Before that, we're off to Japan for the Kansai Music Conference in Osaka and for any Japanese fans we now have a Songdog site over at Top Music Japan plus a downloadable biog in Japanese here.
13/6/10 - There's been lots happening at Songdog HQ lately and Lyndon will be writing a new diary soon. Live shows coming up in the next few months include Lyndon's solo show as part of the Arctic Circle/Folk In A Box series at the One-On-One Festival at Battersea Arts Centre, two appearances at the gorgeous Port Eliot Festival (follow the link to download the full programme), a trip to Japan to play at the Kansai Music Conference in Osaka in September, and on Friday 24 September we are very pleased to join The Spitz in their new home at Kings Place for a special show as part of the 'Folk Union' season - tickets are already on sale, so don't miss out!
9/5/10 - Check out the latest reviews for 'A Life Eroding' -- have you got your copy yet? There's a new video, for 'Obediah's Waltz' on YouTube, have a look and let us know what you think. And don't forget, we're doing some more live dates in the next month or so, supporting Johnny Dowd at the end of May at Norwich Arts centre, Leicester Musician and Borderline London. Plus we're part of Louis Eliot's Summer Pageant at the Borderline again on 7 June and then headlining in Newport at Le Pub on 12 June!
7/05/10 - If you happen to be in the Swansea area, don't forget we're playing at the Chattery in Uplands tomorrow (Sat 8th) - around 9.15pm - details from the Chattery website.
26/4/10 - The new Songdog album 'A Life Eroding' is released TODAY on One Little Indian so please demand a copy from your local record emporium!! Or order the album from HMV, Amazon and One Little Indian. And if you're in Cardiff on Tue 27th April, do come down and see us at 10 Feet Tall.
16/4/10 - Lyndon's new diary is here - on what he's been doing for the first quarter of the year, American Songbook, and the true cost of a hamburger. Don't forget Songdog's album launch show is at Peter Parker's Rock n Roll Club, 4 Denmark St, WC2 on Thu 22 April - advance tickets are available from Wegottickets. This is your first chance to hear A Life Eroding played with full band, plus support from the lovely Hannah Peel and sounds from DJ Lenny George. It's only a 150 capacity venue so don't miss out! Check the press page for great new reviews including the Mirror, Mojo, Aesthetica, Clash, Channel 24 in S. Africa - there are clips to listen to as well - AND you can order the album from HMV, Amazon and One Little Indian.
08/02/10 - Not quite a Valentine's date, but come and join us on Sun 21 Feb at The Spitz's new night at King's Cross Social Club. Plus Joe Wilkes, Jason McNiff and our very own DJ Lenny George. Doors 5pm tbc, free entry, stage times tbc.
21/01/10 - Lyndon's first diary for 2010
07/01/10 - Happy 2010 everyone! To herald in the new year we have two nice acoustic gigs coming up, one at Brixton Windmill on Sun 17 Jan and then for Cool As Folk at Upstairs at the Brixton Ritzy on Wed 27 Jan. Plus in the Gallery there are some fab new pix taken in preparation for our next album launch in April...
24/11/09 - Lyndon's latest diary is up on the site - on pop-up gigs, Sting and True Blood among other things. And don't forget to come and see us on 3rd December, if you can, opening for Louis Eliot at the Windmill Brixton! More gigs to come, watch this space....
14/11/09 - We'll be popping up to do little acoustic gigs in various places over the coming months, so keep an eye on the Songdog sites for details. This Tuesday 17th we'll be doing a short acoustic set at 8pm (free entry) at the Library bar, 235 Upper Street, Islington N1 (2 mins walk from Highbury & Islington tube). Then on 3rd December we're opening for Louis Eliot (ex-Rialto) at the Windmill Brixton, followed by our first Welsh gig for ages, The Dark Heart of Country at Le Pub, Newport, on 5 December (details for all on the Live page).
5/10/09 - Don't forget our Daylight Music evening session with our Arctic Circle friends at the Union Chapel (bar), Islington, next Sunday 1st November - doors open 5.30pm, joined by Dom Coyote & Arch Garrison plus DJ sets throughout the evening from our own Lenny George. Entry £6.
15/10/09 - The band did a few songs at an open-mic night last night and loved the experience so much that when they were invited back to a full set next Wednesday (October 21st) they jumped at it --- they'll be performing with just acoustic guitar, mandolin and accordion. The Easycome Acoustic Club is run by the great Andy Allen of the Hankdogs (Joe Boyd produced them and signed them to his label) and ex-the Professionals, the post-Pistols Cook and Jones band. The venue is upstairs at the Old Nun's Head, 15 Nunhead Green, London SE15 3QQ, the music starts at 9pm and Songdog will play a set sometime after 10pm.
Oh, and the next album "A Life Eroding" should be out around March 2010 .....Check out Lyndon's latest diary here
26/8/09 - Psst - want a taste of the next album? Our very own DJ Lenny George has been asked to do a mix for Arctic Circle Radio and he's included an acoustic version of the track 'So Much Sorrow' -- you can download this rather fine mix podcast from the Arctic Circle site: Lenny George (Camper-Van Of Love mix)
15/8/09 - Just in time for the holidays, here's a new diary from Lyndon.
3/5/09 - We're working hard on the next album, but thought you'd like to hear this latest demo (which we now decided won't be on the album, but is a little taster of what's to come): 'Writer's Block'. You can have a listen on either Myspace or Reverbnation -- hope you enjoy it! Oh, and see you at the Borderline on 3rd June? xx
24/4/09 - Latest report from Lyndon -- the next album, G20, wolves....Gig news - we're playing as guests of 'Band of Heathens' at the Borderline, Wed 3 June. More dates to come soon
14/2/09 - Lyndon's first diary of 2009: On Pinter, Brown and bankers...
8/12/08 - The Songdog Christmas single "I'm Still Waiting To Start Hurting" (One Little Indian Records) is released as a download only track on iTunes! Click here to buy! Rather than a Yuletide knees-up, the song is a sad little winter song, in the tradition of, say, Joni Mitchell's "River": another Christmas is coming and a man looks back a year to when he ended a relationship, relieved that it's over but still half in love with the woman he left behind. Please help spread the word -- ask your favourite DJs to play it, and you never know, Songdog could end up jostling 'Merry Christmas Everybody' for space on the airwaves! Lyndon's Winter diary is up and tickets for our show on Wed 18 Feb at the Soho Revue Bar are now on sale here.
17/10/08 - New video on Songdog TV (and YouTube) - a rare live version of 'Jezebel' (from the first album 'The Way Of The World'), recorded along with 'A Prayer To Old Idols' at the Roundhouse show back in March
2/10/08 - Lyndon's latest diary. Lyndon on the credit crunch, his new songs, Philip Larkin and more...
09/09/08 - Check out the latest videos on Songdog TV - Lyndon's take on the classic Jimmy Webb song 'MacArthur Park' (recorded at home in Wales) and an exclusive preview of his newest song 'The Rain Is Falling On The Old Cat's Grave'. (For those outside UK and Eire, they're also on YouTube.) Let us know what you think! (And while we're on the subject, if anyone else out there has made any videos of Songdog songs, we'd love to see them).
25/07/08 - Lyndon's diary of the trip to Dublin for the Analog Festival plus the free download of 'The Likes of You and Me' which the label has just released (to download the track rightclick and hit 'save as')
10/07/08 - Songdog are off to Dublin soon! We're very excited to be playing our first-ever Irish gig on Friday 18th July, at the Analog Festival (our show is curated by the lovely Arctic Circle people and we are joined by our friends Dollboy and The Sleeping Years. Other acts appearing at Analog include Lou Reed, Neil Hannon, Waterson: Carthy, Teddy Thompson, David Thomas (Pere Ubu) and more -- so if you're in Dublin, come and see us! Tickets and venue details here
28/5/08 - Lyndon's latest report from the world of Songdog
4/5/08 - Amazing 5-star review of the album from Rock'n'Reel!
3/4/08 - We release the first single ‘Pilgrim Hill’ from the new album, ‘A Wretched Sinner's Song’ (One Little Indian) on 14th April 2008. It's available from i-Tunes and comes with downloadable artwork and 'B' side (the previously unreleased 'She Said I Kind of Looked Like Strindberg'.
Download from iTunes
Lyndon describes ‘Pilgrim Hill’ as: ‘a list of things I like - dusk, snow, glam-rock, NME in its 70s heyday, pigeons, second-hand bookshops, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. It's a sad song because that's how I felt when I wrote it (sometimes it makes me happy to walk the city streets feeling sad) but all those things I like are in there to offset all the sad stuff like the dead foxes and so on. It's Happy and Sad facing up to each other, slugging it out one snowy day.’
Plus you can download the first-ever Songdog Podcast for free here!
In case you haven't heard, we launched our guerrilla book club in March, at the Roundhouse Studio show, where we gave away numerous copies of our favourite books -- we're also leaving them in public places all over London (and beyond, when we get a chance!). Each book has a personal recommendation from us written inside and a message for the finder to take the book, read it, keep it or pass it onto their friends! Look out for copies of Kerouac, Kafka, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence and others on a tube train near you…and if you find one, let us know. We've set up a forum for that very purpose, so come on, let's get a dialogue going!
If you're having any trouble finding the album in the shops it's also available to buy online at these sites: Amazon and One Little Indian and downloadable at iTunes, eMusic and TuneTribe
1/4/08 Lyndon's report on the Roundhouse gig (belatedly celebrating the release of the album and the launch of the Songdog guerrilla bookclub -- have you found one of the books we've left lying round London yet?)
26/3/08 Fab review of the album from Maverick magazine plus new French review here. Hope we're going to see you tomorrow at the Roundhouse FreeDM Studio gig (Chalk Farm Rd NW1) -- a groovy evening is promised, and you might even pick up a free book!
22/2/08 New reviews (including one from South Africa's The Citizen here) plus live review of Bristol show
21/1/08 Lyndon's first diary for 2008 PLUS Songdog are Download of the Week on HMV's site (with free track) here.