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This is where I will write some blogs n stuff.
If I think of anything to write about...
Anyone who listens to the podcast will have heard me excitedly ramble about it plenty but, this isn't JUST for those who listen.
Despite the Amazon description... this isn't simply a compilation of highlights.
It's so much more than that (to me at least).
What we have put together here is a collection of discussion on universal subjects from a wide range of minds.
So, in the "Race" section, we have thoughts from Killer Mike, Saul Williams, Akala and more.
In the "Creative Process" section we have insights from the likes of Amanda Palmer, Danny Wallace and more.
In the "Comedy & Movies" section we have Adam Buxton, Sara Pascoe, Stewart Lee, Simon Pegg and many more all spouting their knowledge and experience.
Each section also has additional thoughts from myself on it all and we round the whole thing off with a breakdown of EVERYTHING you need to know to make your own podcast; from the kit I use, to the process of getting it online and everything in-between.
I'm so so pleased with what we have created here and can't wait to share it all with you lot.
Then you add the fact it includes illustrations from the legend that is Mr Heggie...
But... How do you do a book tour of this kind of book?!
I can't really do readings and I'm not the Katie Price, queues down the high street boon signing type.
So I decided to make this personal and stick to what I know!
Previously, on the live podcast, I made you guys the guests. Not just passing a mic around but inviting you onstage to ask a question and discuss a topic, so that's what we will be doing around the country.
We kick off in London, on my birthday!
So that's the big one!
I can't wait to see as many of you there as possible.
After that I will be getting straight on the road to hit all of the below locations for similar live versions of the podcast (only London, Edinburgh & Glasgow will be recorded and released), accompanied by a signing at the end of each chat.
DISTRACTION PIECES BOOK TOUR
Wednesday 3rd August: London - Leicester Square Theatre (tickets: http://bit.ly/28NLUNP)
Thursday 4th August: Birmingham - Waterstones (tickets: http://bit.ly/1tnRspq)
Friday 5th August: Manchester - Waterstones Deansgate - Held at Manchester Central Library (tickets: http://bit.ly/25ZUSAv)
Saturday 6th August: Edinburgh - The Stand 3, EH1 3EP (tickets: http://bit.ly/25WKc2a)
Monday 8th August: Glasgow - Oran Mor (tickets: http://bit.ly/1UdAXVQ)
Tuesday 9th August: Liverpool -Waterstones (tickets: http://bit.ly/1OmZp86)
Wednesday 10th August: Bristol - Rise Records (customers are advised to pre-order ‘Distraction pieces' to ensure a place https://www.facebook.com/events/1279248108752071/)
Thursday 11th August: Brighton - Waterstones (Tickets: http://bit.ly/1S8HXix)
Friday 12th August: Stanford le Hope Library, Essex (Tickets: http://bit.ly/1OsO7iH)
These are literally all the shows we can fit in and we have tried to come within and hour or two of most places around the country.
Can't make it to any of the shows, or simply don't want to wait?
Well you can preorder the book here:
Speech Development Records - https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com/artist/scroobius-pip/hardbacks/distraction-pieces
Sage Francis + B. Dolan bring their special brand of spoken word and music to SCOTLAND with 20 scheduled dates at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival:
August 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, & 27.
(Details here https://www.facebook.com/events/1176651969044042/)
THEN they continue around the UK just to be extra kind to you lovely people:
Aug 29th - Manchester @ Deaf Institute (Spoken Word)
Aug 30th - Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club, the Games Room (Spoken Word)
Aug 31st - Bristol @ Start the Bus (Spoken Word)
Sept 1st - London @ The Forge (Spoken Word)
Sept 2nd - London Live @ Bush Hall (MUSIC SHOW)
Sept 3rd - Brighton, UK @ Together the People Festival- Soapbox Stage
(Spoken Word) http://www.seetickets.com/event/together-the-people/preston-park/914300
Here is a free treat for you!
The one dan le sac has put together a beast of a remix of Grafitti Busters, from B Dolans new "Kill the Wolf" album, available now on the webstore tab below!
Dolan is hitting the road RIGHT NOW so catch him at the below shows:
9-15 The Rainbow - Birmingham, UK
9-16 Deaf Institute - Manchester, UK
9-17 Ferret - Preston, UK
9-18 Electric Circus - Edinburgh, UK
9-19 Stereo - Glasgow, UK
9-21 The Fleece - Bristol, UK
9-22 The Globe - Cardiff, UK
9-23 XOYO - London, UK
9-24 The Haunt - Brighton, UK
9-25 MK11 - Milton Keynes, UK
9-27 Cypress Avenue - Cork, IE
9-29 Workman's Club - Dublin, IE
10-1 Sugarfactory - Amsterdam, NL
10-2 La Peniche - Lille, FR
10-3 Pan Piper - Paris, FR
10-5 Molotow Bar - Hamburg, DE
10-6 Privatclub - Berlin, DE
10-9 Rote Fabrik w/ Atmosphere - Zurich
10-10 Botanique - Brussels, BE
10-12 Club Bahnof W/ Atmosphere - Cologne, DE
10-13 Hansa 39 W/ Atmosphere - Munich, DE
10-15 Café V lese - Prague, CZ
10-16 Cafe Mascot - Helsinki, Finland
10-22 The Shelter - Cluj, Romania
10-23 Club Control - Bucharest, Romania
10-24 Antifa Live - Athens, GR - FREE SHOW!
Google your chosen ticket outlet of hit BDOLAN.NET for his links.
So it is with a HUGE amount of pleasure that I can finally reveal a whole load of details about the long awaited new album for B Dolan!
In short and excited bursts:
- It's called "Kill the Wolf" and has the amazing artwork you can see above
- It is released on July 10th 2015
- It features guest spots from Aesop Rock, Buck 65 & many more
- In the UK & Europe you can pre-order it on midnight satin vinyl or CD here or on iTunes here with an instantly downloadable preview track, where as in the U.S., as ever, the mighty Strange Famous Records have the physical on lock here and iTunes under control here
- You can stream that preview track here
That's probably enough quick info.
Want more details in a less scatter gun manner?
"B. Dolan's latest record is the self-produced "KILL THE WOLF", a sweeping, powerful opus five years in the making. The album reinforces Dolan's status as a complex lyricist and introduces him as a ambitious, versatile producer, dedicated as ever to concept and vision over fleeting hip-hop trends.
This sophomore studio effort on STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS / SPEECH DEVELOPMENT features a supporting cast of talent from a wide range of musical backgrounds, including AESOP ROCK, BUCK 65, ALIAS, CECIL OTTER (Doomtee), KATHLEEN STUBELEK (Circle Takes the Square), DS3K, BUDDY PEACE, and the late DAVID LAMB (Brown Bird).
It would be easy for an album to go astray amidst such varying styles, but Dolan stays in firm command as the expert conductor, driving the album's layered and visionary sound. "KILL THE WOLF" sets out with a goal of demolishing the boundaries of what was previously thought possible in a B. Dolan record; bringing the best techniques from his catalogue into a new era of production value by fusing live guitars, analog synths, violins and upright bass with formidable vocals and intricate lyrics.
Five years after shaking the foundations of underground rap with his "Fallen House, Sunken CIty" LP, B. Dolan emerges from the earth, battle-tested, clear-eyed, and sharper than ever.
The time has come to Kill the Wolf. "
So that's about all the information you need for now!