We’ve had a few problems lately getting posts up to update on all the goings-on with The Big Nowhere recently, but if you’re reading this then that’s all been sorted – so here’s everything that’s been happening!
The band released their third EP ‘On The Waterfront’ through Bandcamp. Six new songs, and all for the low, low price of absolutely free. The tracks are outtakes, alternate versions or previously unfinished songs from various sessions. If you wish to throw a little cash our way when you download them, then we very much appreciate it. if you don’t, then that’s cool too. Click the link below to go to our bandcamp page here you can even listen to the whole thing before you download.
The Big Nowhere – On The Waterfront | thebignowhere.bandcamp.com
US music site Now This Sound Is Brave asked Simon to write a few words for their on-going series ‘A Good Read..‘, where they ask their favourite artists to write about a book, album and drink that’s special to them. Typically, Simon had a lot to say. Nick Kent’s ‘The Dark Stuff’ and Solomon Burke’s ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’ were his chosen book and album – grab a drink and click the link to have a read.
Now This Sound Is Brave : A Good Read – Simon Sinclair of The Big Nowhere
The Big Nowhere took part in this year’s No Mean City americana festival once again, this time as part of an all-dayer headlined by former BMX Bandits leader Duglas T Stewart at Glasgow’s O2 ABC. The band showcased material from their up-coming third album, as well as the tracks from second album ‘Don’t Burn The Fortune’, which was released earlier this year. Peggy Sue, The Levee Strollers, Jim Dead and The Shiverin’ Sheiks were also highlights of the day. AmericanaUK reviewed the show, with a nice write-up of The Big Nowhere’s performance.
AmericanaUK review of For The Sake Of The Song – No Mean City 2013
Simon had the chance to share a stage with one of his idols, as he reformed semi-mythical hardcore funk outfit Brown Eye Superfly for one night only to team with funk/jazz/soul legend Lonnie Liston Smith and his band The New Cosmic Echoes at the O2ABC2. The incredible Brassjaw opened the show with some quite frankly jaw-dropping horn work that no-one who was in attendance will ever forget. The review linked to below doesn’t mention the two support acts, but then, it doesn’t mention Smith much either.
Herald Scotland review – Lonnie Liston Smith, Glasgow 2013
Documentary film ‘Jaywick Escapes‘ won an award at the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. The soundtrack to the film includes the song ‘Jaywick Fayre’ by Roads To Siam, of which our own Terry Nelson is a member. The film follows the lives of three newcomers to the village of Jaywick in the south of England, built in the 1930′s as a cheap holiday destination for Londoners. The village was branded this year as the most deprived area in England. Visit the website for the film, and watch the trailer.
Jaywick Escapes Official Site
..and that’s the highlights! We’re currently working on our third album, with lots more in the works. We haven’t forgotten you. Honestly. We love you.