The Smittens Go Away on Summer Holiday!
Hi there Friends! We here at Smittens central are busy packing our bags and making final preparations for yet another amazing Summer Adventure! This year will see us overseas in The UK (with our good pals One Happy Island) and in Sweden playing at two awesome festivals and releasing a new split 7” single with Glaswegian pop geniuses The Just Joans on WeePOP! It’s gonna be a mega yow!
Details will be available soon for the pre-order here: http://www.weepop.net/
Here’s the track listing, tho:
What Do We Do Now? (written by the Just Joans)
The Just Joans:
Gin and Platonic (written by the Smittens)
I Hear You’re the Man, Now, John
The single is coming out in a limited run of 500 on colored vinyl and will also have a short run on 3” cdr for those who don’t do the vinyl thing.
We’ll be having an unbelieveably awesome shindig in Glasgow on Monday, July 20th!
(and it’s a Half My Heart Beats event! – yow!) http://www.halfmyheartbeats.blogspot.com/
In addition, Happy Happy Birthday To Me declared last week “Smittens Week” over at their blog and posted a bunch of videos and our tour dates – see it all over here: http://www.happyhappybirthdaytome.blogspot.com/
As an added bonus, just before Smittens tour kicks off, you can catch a Colin solo show (with Brad from One Happy Island’s Secret Charisma, Ich Bin Finn, and The Sunny Street) and a Let’s Whisper show (with the always amazing Allo, Darlin’ and Sweet Baboo) in London this week!
And it’s also David Smitten’s birthday this week! Everybody David! whoo-hoo!
We are all very excited to see so many of you can so many bands in the coming weeks – and can you believe the unbelieveable line-up for this year’s Indietracks? check it: http://www.indietracks.co.uk/
Our final stop on tour will be in Stockholm! We are still amazed that we’ve gone from wishing to play Sweden to actually heading over so soon! Here’s the poster for our show in Lasse I Parken at the Cosy Den 5 Years anniversary fest! You can find more details about that whole fest here: www.smallstepforward.com/cosy
See the list that follows for all of our dates in the UK and Sweden!
7/15 – Colin Clary, The Secret Charisma, Ich Bin Finn, The Sunny Street @Buffalo Bar, London
7/17 – Let’s Whisper, Sweet Baboo, Allo, Darlin’ @The Betsey Trotwood, London
7/19 – the Smittens, One Happy Island, Pale Man Made, Frankie and the Heartstrings@ The Head of Steam, Newcastle
7/20 – The Smittens, The Just Joans, The Specific Heats, Maple Leaves, One Happy Island @ the Flying Duck, Glasgow
(7” split ep release show!)
7/21 – The Smittens, One Happy Island, Pete Green @ the Victoria, Birmingham
7/22 – The Smittens, One Happy Island, Standard Fare, The Melting Ice Caps @ the wilmington arms, London
7/23 – The Smittens, One Happy Island, The Wednesday Club, The Seven Inches @ Packhorse, Leeds
7/25 – Let’s Whisper @ Indietracks festival
7/26 – the Smittens @ Indietracks festival (lot more info here: http://www.indietracks.co.uk/ )
Other bands playing Indietracks include Teenage Fanclub, Camera Obscura, Stereo Total, Art Brut, Au Revoire Simone, Tender Trap, BMX Bandits, Northern Portrait, Pocketbooks, Butcher Boy, One Happy Island and a bunch more!
7/28 – The Smittens in Gothenburg (details here: http://www.snap-tight.se/)
7/29 – The Smittens, Nils Folks Valdemar @ Insikten, Jönköpings Kulturhus, Jonkoping
7/30 – Let’s Whisper, Johan Hedberg (from SKWBN), MJ Hibbett @ The Southside Cavern, Stockholm
7/31 – The Smittens, Would-Be-Goods, Burning Hearts, Strawberry Fair @Lasse I Parken, Stockholm
Anyhow, we so look forward to seeing as many of you as we can this month!