Exclamation At Asterisk Hash

A 9 track folk-rock album (32m 56s) — released July 13th 2009 on Josaka
A one-off split EP from three songwriters with different slants on acoustic music, Exclamation at Asterisk Hash comes courtesy of some of the UK's most promising solo talents, between them sharing stages with the likes of Frank Turner, Chris T-T, Glasvegas, Pete and the Pirates, Mumford & Sons and Johnny Foreigner amongst others. Bookending the record, Cheltenham's Jim Lockey offers up a fragile slice of folk-pop in the same vein as Sam Duckworth's Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, this summer also seeing the arrival of Lockey's second album, Atlases. He was recently named on Tiscali's list of folk artists to watch in 2009 alongside the likes of Frank Turner and Billy Bragg. Oh, and Ben Marwood. Finally following on from last year's critically-acclaimed mini-album This Is Not What You Had Planned, Marwood has found favour with Artrocker, cemented himself as a firm radio favourite with the likes of Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq, and his single 'Five Little Secrets' was recently picked up by The Times' website as a track of the day for the kind of endlessly-twisting lyrical barrage that exemplified the release. If Marwood is the record's quiet side, Oxygen Thief is the other end of the spectrum; raw, throaty and intensely loud; a ramshackle approach to music which condenses the ferocity of a rock band into a solo format, and a sound which led to recent praise from Rock Sound MARKETING AND PROMOTION • Concerted ground-level promotional campaign inc. MySpace (over 100,000 combined views) • Anticipated radio play both national and international based on previous exposure, as well as an extensive press campaign. • National UK tour across the summer: JUNE - 20th LONDON Lexapalooza 09 // 26th READING Rising Sun Arts Centre // JULY - 10th LINCOLN The Millers Arms // 12th SHEFFIELD Mentholmans // AUGUST - 13th READING Oakford Social Club // 14th DEVIZES Corn Exchange // 16th CHELTENHAM Slak // 17th STOURBRIDGE Starving Rascal // 18th BIRMINGHAM Island Bar // 19th YORK City Screen Basement Bar // 20th NEWCASTLE Trillians // 21st HUDDERSFIELD The Parish // 22nd SOUTHAMPTON Homestead // 23rd PORTSMOUTH Drift Bar // as well as a handful of individual dates and festival appearances, including Cheltenham's 2000 Trees and Derby's Y-Not festival.

" [a] spontaneous atmosphere of a lively busking session, and each of these performers could easily hold down an entire album on their own" - Jon Gordon Tasty Fanzine

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