Lots of new live dates….

Trembling Bells, Mike Heron and Death Shanties have a busy summer with lots of gigs coming up… http://www.tremblingbells.com/tour-dates/

Also, putting finishing touches to the debut Crying Lion album for Honest Jon’s and looking forward to recording the new Trembling Bells album in the summer too!



Following their acclaimed collaborative album, The Marble Downs, Glasgow based avant folk band Trembling Bells hook up again with enigmatic alt-country aristocrat, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, for their debut release on Tin Angel Records. Available on download and as a limited 7″ release to celebrate Record Store Day 2014 with hand painted artwork by Lavinia Blackwall. The release includes one elegiac Everly Brothers cover and one rollicking original song.

“hair-raisingly great” The Guardian

Updated the lyrcis and gigs pages…

Trembling Bells and Crying Lion are both working on new songs and hope to record again soon and aim for a busy and creative 2014….

“The Circle is Unbroken” hits the UK… again!

Thanks to everyone who came along to make the Trembling Bells & Mike Heron, “The Circle is Unbroken” summer tour so fun.
We are pleased to announce some more UK dates in October so keep checking the Tour Dates page for details

“Circle is Unbroken” UK tour kicks off tomoro

The Quietus have previewed Trembling Bells and Mike Heron “Circle is Unbroken” tour which kicks off tomoro:


Also, check out the Tour Dates page for lots of exciting new dates from Trembling Bells and related projects:


TBs & ISB take over the BBC!

We were delighted to perform with Mike Heron on Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show on Radio2 last night.
You can listen again here….


Next Wednesday 10th July we will be on the Marc Riley show on Radio6 to preview our UK summer tour

The doggerel will have his day

For those who have been asking, we are launching a lyrics page with each album to be filtered in ASAP


Trembling Bells to support Paul Weller on select UK date sin October 2013

7/10/13, Barrowlands, Glasgow
8/10/13, Caird Hall, Dundee
9/10/13, Sands Center, Carlisle
(plus some more exciting news to be announced soon)

4**** Death Shanties “Nunatak” review in The List

“When Alex Neilson launched his folk-rock project Trembling Bells, he spoke of having fallen out of love with improvisation, preferring to focus on songwriting. Five years on, the drummer fervently reconnects with free music, unleashing Death Shanties, a free jazz trio featuring painter Lucy Stein, whose live abstractions are projected while Neilson and saxophonist Sybren Renema blast away. While that third element becomes a ghost on record, Nunatak successfully captures the emergent group’s rough-hewn sound. Less punk-primitive than Neilson’s previous free jazz outfit Tight Meat, Death Shanties jive on the weird synergy between Neilson and Renema, finding room for snatches of folk and blues amidst the exploded forms. Neilson’s singular rhythmic conceptions see him eschewing bop-like fluidity for lopsided clatter and avant-caveman stomps, while Renema coaxes sounds both tender and bloody from his baritone and alto horns. Scottish free jazz rises again.”
Stewart Smith, The List, April 2013

Alex’s Shindig! article on Mike Heron & more tour dates announced

Check out the new Shindig! magazine to read Alex’s extensive article on Mike Heron of Incredible String Band a head of their July UK tour together….http://www.shindig-magazine.com/SD32.html