Also Eden and Dutch outfit, Silhouette, are pleased to announce that they will be playing a short tour of five gigs together in May, one in The Netherlands and four in the UK, including a first ever visit, for either band, to Scotland...
It's that time of year again, when we offer you all up a festive freebie, and this time we've taken the opportunity to make a video. Well, borrow a video, anyway!
There have been several times when the future of Also Eden has hung in the balance: the departure of Huw Lloyd-Jones, replacement Rich Harding's near-death experience and the line-up changes that occurred during the increasingly self-referential making of [REDACTED]...
Whilst Howard is off recording his HAS-Retuned album, Si and Rich are doing a series of Neo Deals gigs - see the Neo Deals page for full details.
The first is a special event - Mark Colton from Credo's birthday bash at Riffs on Saturday, March 29th.
Also Eden's fifth album was released in November 2013 to critical acclaim and included, for the first time, a vinyl release, available from Plane Groovy. We played four successful gigs as part of the album launch mini-tour (including one Neo Deals outing) and now (luckily for anyone who missed them) we're doing it again!
Also Eden are delighted to announce that the vinyl edition of the new album, [REDACTED] is now shipping, along with a complimentary download code.
As some of you will know, a couple of weeks back, Felicity from Get Your Rock Out came down to interview Si, Lee, Andy and me at Andy's studio, The Map Room in Risca, where we've been putting [REDACTED] together. Here's the result: GetYourRockOut Interview
The long-awaited fifth release from Also Eden will finally be with you early in November. I'm typing this sitting in the studio with our producer and supplier of additional keyboards and ideas, Andy Davies, listening to near-finished versions of tracks from [REDACTED], ready for final mixing and mastering.
Six months is a long time on the good ship Also Eden. The band have played some of the best attended gigs of their ten-year career, to excellent reviews, taken on Andy Davies as producer and moved close to completing the forthcoming album, [REDACTED], whilst replacing bassist Steve "Bruiser" Dunn with Graham Lane and waving off founding keys maestro Ian Hodson. Finding a replacement for Ian was never going to be easy but that, in itself, gave rise to some radical thoughts about the future shape of the band, involving pedals, guitar synths and more. This forward-looking approach has resulted in the arrival on board of Howard "H" Sinclair.
We're pleased to announce three gigs, two of them with Manning, at The Robin 2 (June 9th, with Jump opening the show) and The Met, Bury (July 6th) and a duo gig with Crimson Sky and Red Jasper at The Fleece in Bristol on June 20th...
Also Eden are delighted to announce that, as part of our send off for Ian Hodson, founder member and vocalist Huw Lloyd-Jones will be joining the band on stage at The Globe in Cardiff this Friday. Huw will be singing one of our favourite tracks from It's Kind Of You To Ask - but we're not telling you which one, so you'll have to come along to find out!
Also Eden are sad to announce that founder member, composer and keyboard player, Ian Hodson, will shortly be leaving the band. Rich, Si, Lee and Graham are all extremely sorry to see him go, wish him, Ali, Harry and Dan the very best for the future and are looking forward to him signing off in style with forthcoming gigs at The Musician, Leicester (March 23rd), The Globe, Cardiff (March 29th) and HRH Prog Festival at Magna, Rotherham (April 6th).
The album page for [REDACTED] now has photos of the five pieces Neil McChrystal has created for the album, entitled, Shock, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.
We have a new track for you to listen to, Endless Silence, which features our new external producer/composer, Andy Davies, plus original artwork from Neil McChrystal.
It is with considerable sadness that we announce that Steve Dunn is departing Also Eden, after a five-year stint, but it was great that he bowed out on such a high, with excellent gigs at The Peel, Kingston and Danfest in Leicester. The Ship of Theseus that is Also Eden sails on, and bass duties, including work on our forthcoming album, [REDACTED], due for release in May 2013, will be being taken on by Dan Nelson, who has already played for the last couple of years with drummer Lee Nicholas, in The Alliance.
Si and Rich have had an enjoyable weekend playing two acoustic gigs, the first supporting The Strawbs at The Exchange in Bristol and the second opening up for Sankara at their Guided By Degrees album launch, at The Buffalo Bar in Cardiff.
As you'll have noticed, we decided not to put the whole of the lyrics in the booklet, 'cos that just makes them nigh on impossible to read. You can find all of the lyrics on the Think Of The Children! page, and there's a complete text file of them here.
We had a brilliant evening at The Robin 2 on September 23rd, with Crimson Sky and Mr So & So. As Rich said elsewhere, three different but complementary bands, oodles of brilliant songs and memorable melodies, with the final score: Great Musicians 15, Egos 0, making a tight schedule work like clockwork.
Thanks to everyone who turned out at The Fleece in Bristol. If, for some strange reason, you couldn't make it, you can hear some of what you missed here (22min MP3 Sampler).
We have a new addition to our music on iTunes. Differences As Light (2010) was released to feature vocalist Rich Harding who'd just joined the band. You can catch that and all our previous recordings here.
Congratulations to Christine Westbroek who won the Hiding In Plain Sight competition, winning an Also Eden T-Shirt.
For those of you who weren't lucky enough to win, get yourselves along to the Also Eden Shop!
We have three gigs coming up in the near future - March 2nd at The 12 Bar in Swindon, March 3rd at The Spring Garden Tavern in Bristol and April 12th at The Fleece in Bristol. The first and last of those are double-headers with Leatherat, who I can personally highly recommend - they'll play second at The 12 Bar and we will at The Fleece. At The Spring Garden Tavern, we'll be supported by Dark Energy. Full details here.
We're back from a hectic few days travelling around playing and promoting the new album, Think Of The Children.
Update on CRF, recording, and a live download.
We had a fantastic time at The Fleece on Thursday supporting our friends The Reasoning, having spent most of the last few weeks working on Think Of The Children.
Just a little note about the Electric Garden Festival....
We had a great time supporting Tinyfish and are looking forward to The Electric Garden Festival and supporting The Reasoning.
Lee Nicholas joins Also Eden!
First 2 albums are available on iTunes....
Also Eden appearing at a charity event in Bristol... CANCELLED
Playing at the inaugural Electric Garden Festival!
A relaxing musical afternoon with Si, Rich and others...
Some gigs to open up our 2011 account...
Also Eden's Simon Rogers and Rich Harding were interviewed in July for Classic Rock Presents Prog magazine on the new band sound, influences and direction.....
Latest on Album 3, and other things...
Our latest EP Differences As Light has been reviewed on the Prognaut site....
There has been an incredible response from Rich's friends and fans since his accident.
As well as, we're sure, keeping Rich and Sarah positive, it's had the same effect on the band.
We're delighted to announce our new EP, entitled "Differences As Light" will be available on Saturday 22nd May 2010 exclusively from this website at a cost of £5.00.
Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar and Additional Keyboards