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“Wide Majestic Aire” video

Wide Majestic Aire mini-album coming soooooooooon!!!!!!!!

SOVEREIGN SELF cover art

By the mutli-talented Lavinia!IMG_0187

SOVEREIGN SELF review in List

https://www.list.co.uk/article/71669-trembling-bells-the-sovereign-self/

SOVEREIGN SELF reviews flooding in….

Mojo

Uncut Loud & Quiet

video gaga (#2)

… and Tom Chick (“Hallelujah”- available as a 7″/ DL for RSD15)

We’ve gone video gaga!!!

With our new album THE SOVEREIGN SELF about to hit the shelves on 29th June we’ve been making some promotional videos with Eva Gnatiuk (“Sweet Death Polka”)

The website is back up and running!

See tours page for updated concerts coming up for Trembling Bells and related projects

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: http://www.tremblingbells.com/music/

And check out our tour dates page for lots of Summer shows:
http://www.tremblingbells.com/tour-dates/

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:
http://thequietus.com/articles/12826-mike-heron-and-trembling-bells-circle-is-unbroken-tour.

Also, check out the Tour Dates page for lots of exciting new dates from Trembling Bells and related projects:
http://www.tremblingbells.com/tour-dates/

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….

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0366zhr

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
http://www.tremblingbells.com/lyrics/

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

Quietus review of “Bonnie Bells of Oxford”

Thanks to Scott McKeating for his wonderful review of our live album ‘The Bonnie Bells of Oxford’ on The Quietus website

Alex’s “Bonnie Bells of Oxford” blog for Central Station

Alex wrote a blog for art website, Central Station, about his experiences playing with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, culminating in their live album, “Bonnie Bells of Oxford” read the article here.

New downloads available on the Music page

We’ve added some more tracks available for download on our music page

‘Bonnie Bells of Oxford’ on Freakzone!

Thanks a lot to Stuart Maconie for playing ‘Every Time I Close my Eyes (we’re back there)’ on his fantastic Freakzone program lastnight. You can listen again here (it’s about 50 minutes in):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0072l4x

The Circle is Unbroken UK tour

Trembling Bells are teaming up with Mike Heron for an extensive summer UK tour of ‘The Circle is Unbroken’….full schedule to be announced this week

Welcome to the new Trembling Bells website

Check out our MUSIC page for exclusive downloads of our live album with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, ‘Bonnie Bells of Oxford’…

‘The Circle is Unbroken’

SUMMER OF LOVE 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Featuring; Trembling Bells/ Mike Heron/ Ed Askew
2nd August, Sage, Newcastle
3rd August, Colchester Arts Centre
4th August, Ramsgate, Music Hall
5th August, The Phoenix, Exeter
6th August, Supernormal Festival, Braziers Estate, Oxfordshire (Plague Dogs/ Ed Askew)
7th August, Cafe Oto, London (Trembling Bells/ Ed Askew/ Amy Cutler)
8th August, Cafe Oto, London (Mike Heron/ Alasdair Roberts/ Jeff Hilson)
9th August, Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

3rd September, Mosely Folk Festival, Birmingham

Trembling Bells

4th July, Dunskey Castle
5th July, Regather Co-Op, The Lantern Club, Sheffield
26th July, Hug & Pint, Glasgow
29th July, WOMAD Festival, Charlton Park
30th July, Mugstock Festival, Glasgow

SUMMER OF LOVE 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Featuring; Trembling Bells/ Mike Heron/ Ed Askew
2nd August, Sage, Newcastle
3rd August, Colchester Arts Centre
4th August, Ramsgate, Music Hall
5th August, The Phoenix, Exeter
6th August, Supernormal Festival, Braziers Estate, Oxfordshire (Plague Dogs/ Ed Askew)
7th August, Cafe Oto, London (Trembling Bells/ Ed Askew/ Amy Cutler)
8th August, Cafe Oto, London (Mike Heron/ Alasdair Roberts/ Jeff Hilson)
9th August, Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

19th August, Greenman Festival, Walled Garden Stage (8.15pm)
26th August, SEACHANGE Festival, Totnes
2nd September, Mosely Folk Festival, Birmingham
19th September, Good Life Festival, Hawardan Estate, North Wales

Death Shanties

Crying Lion