Recordings galore

Trembling Bells have been very busy mixing our forthcoming album for Tin Angel Records. Expect an album, EP and video in the new year.
Crying Lion’s debut album, “The Golden Boat” is out in November 2014 on Honest Jon’s.
And a new album is on the way from Death Shanties on Goldenlab Records.

Updated Live Page

See our live page for forthcoming dates for Crying Lion and a UK tour for Trembling Bells & Mike Heron

Trembling Bells & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy RSD 7″ is SOLD OUT! But…

You can download it here:

And check out our tour dates page for lots of Summer shows:

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