Couldn’t see a thread or any real chat about his new record “Animal Companionship” (which came out in October)
Think it’s probably his best since he jacked in the Casiotone name. Pretty much the closest he’s done to that work as well
Most of the songs are about pets. Here’s a video with lots of pictures of dogs
He keeps on saying on Twitter he wants to play over here again, but nothing’s materialised. His last London show (in 2013!) clashed with that free Ray Davies/Elvis Costello gig at Hyde Park so I didn’t go
Like an idiot, I’ve just gone and booked a short break in Budapest and didn’t realise that this show was slap bang in the middle of it. Therefore I cannot go. If anyone missed out and wants to buy my ticket from me, give me a shout.
It’s in a railway arch under Cambridge Heath train station. It can fit about 300 people and is mainly used for club nights, but UTR have put on a handful of shows there in the last 6 months. Pretty decent overall, with a very good and loud PA. Rectangular room with a bar at one end and the stage at the other. They sell various craft beers that tend to run out quickly.