The Gypsy Caravan Hits The Road and Other Newsworthy Tidbits

 I’ve been busy rehearsing with my band before we embark on testing the water and playing the new material from An Ear To The Earth at a venue that is (hopefully) somewhere near you. We’ll be taking the whole gypsy caravan on the road – Jamie Hutchings on guitar/percussion and his brother Scott on drums, Reuben Wills on double bass and Adam Lang on banjo and lapslide guitar. We’ll be heading north for starters playing dates in Byron, Surfers, Brisbane – then heading back down to  play Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast. You can check all the dates here. And never fear Southern Australia – Melbourne, Canberra, Ballarat and South Coast dates are coming real soon.

Lot’s of tracks from the new album have been receiving radio play over the past few weeks. Special thanks to The Outpost Show on 2serFM, Roots N All on JJJ, The Inside Sleeve on the ABC, In The Pines on FBi, Folk Buddies on 4ZZZ, Between The Tracks on PBSFM for making An Ear To The Earth Essential Album of The Week.

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And below you can check out a live performance of Where Will I Be? on ABC 702 Weekend Spotlight with host Simon Marnie.

And finally you can read through my attempt at taking the Citizenship Test with website Mess and Noise – who called An Ear To The Earth “quixotic and genre defying” – here. Along with positive posts from:

DOUBTFUL SOUNDS

NO DEPRESSION

REVERB MAGAZINE

See you at a show. Make sure you come up and say hi.

Best

Mark x

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The Moldre News

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The first review for Killer Anxiety is in. You can read it here on the Doubtful Sounds website.

The new single has also been featured on the latest whothehell.net mixtape alongside loads of great new Australian tracks – you can listen in here.

Robbie Buck’s wonderful show on ABC Radio National, The Inside Sleeve has also been featuring tracks from An Ear To The Earth. You can hear Robbie talking in detail about the new album here.

You can also hear the opening track, Nowhere At All, on the Roots N All show at Triple J for the next week streaming here.

An Ear To The Earth will be out on Laughing Outlaw Records on April 5.

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The Waiting Room: Top 25 Albums For 2010

The Waiting Room has made it into the Top 25 Album releases of 2010 on the Doubtful Sounds site. You can read their original review from earlier this year here. Their Americana themed sister site Post To Wire also placed The Waiting Room in their Top 12 for 2010 alongside Justin Townes Earle, Neil Young, Mavis Staples and Robert Plant.

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