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Roses Kings Castles / Autumn 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 21st September 2009 at 7:22 pm
 

We’ve written a fair bit about Adam Ficek’s alter-ego, Roses Kings Castles over the past year here at TGTF.

The Babyshambles drummer is off on the road again over this Autumn, playing to crowds at a nearby pub to you. Catch him at:

Wednesday 23rd September 2009 – Leeds Wardrobe
Sunday 4th October 2009 – Paris Cafe Disquaire
Thursday 8th October 2009 – Dublin Whelans
Saturday 10th October 2009 – Swindon The Vale – Cricklade
Sunday 11th October 2009 – Southampton Hamptons
Tuesday 13th October 2009 – Edinburgh The Caves
Wednesday 14th October 2009 – Glasgow The Admiral Bar
Thursday 15th October 2009 – Ipswich The Swan
Monday 19th October 2009 – Guildford The Boileroom
Thursday 22nd October 2009 – Hertford Corn Exchange
Tuesday 27th October 2009 – Cardiff – The Globe
Wednesday 18th October 2009 – Nottingham The Maze

 

Roses Kings Castles – Apples & Engines EP

 
By on Monday, 3rd August 2009 at 3:01 pm
 

Here at TGTF we love to draw attention to the best music for your listening pleasure. Often acts are criminally underrated,in which case we do all the more to try and get the word out.  Unfortunately Adam Ficek’s project Roses Kings Castles falls under this obscurity.

Adam put out a brilliant album last year (check out our interview) and is back again with a new EP (out next monday!!) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell all your friends and pick up your own copies on vinyl or CD depending on which you fancy. Awful to see such talent be ignored by those higher up the media scale.

He’s busy again on road ’til September with dates darted across the UK, see below for more info.

Tuesday 4th August 2009 – EP Laucnh secret gig (email [email protected] with name and number for invite)

Wednesday 5th August 2009 – EP Launch London TBC

Sunday 9th August 2009 – Newquay Barracuda

Thursday 13th August 2009 – Northern Ireland Omagh

Wednesday 16th September 2009 – Portsmouth The Cellars

Thursday 17th September 2009 – Brighton Prince Albert

Sunday 20th September 2009 – Birmingham – The Victoria

Thursday 8th October 2009 – Dublin Whelans

 

Interview: Adam Ficek

 
By on Monday, 24th November 2008 at 3:50 pm
 

Last week we mentioned a bit about Adam Ficek, the glue of Babyshambles on drums and his new solo project.

Over the weekend we had a quick chat with the singer songwriter behind some amazing tunes, including “Horses”, who bought us up to speed on things like his new blog, thoughts on the future of music online and his tips for the top in 2009.

For those not familiar with your music, how would you describe your sound?

Indie-folk-pop

Why should we listen to you rather than every other new band out there?

Nobodies forcing you, if you’re a music fan and you enjoy listening to new music check it out.

Your blog is amazingly honest and gives a great viewpoint on the current state of the music biz at the moment. Did you start it as a personal endeavor first, or as a marketing one? Do you think music blogs play a more important role in the marketing of smaller bands than the majors?

The blog is a good way to let off a little steam and to keep people informed, not sure if a blog does actually help at all in the marketing of bands in general! So probably not.

How do you see the future of music online?

The same as now, lots of sharing and good exposure, I think the authorites will get more of a grip on the download thing though, also I think the future will see sites like myspace and facebook charging subscription fees.

On songwriting – how does it start for you? Lyrical concept? A riff? Turn of phrase? Or a drug fueled orgy that gives you a hazy idea for a great song?

Normally a harmonic concept, on the rare occasion it’s a series of words and phrases I want to get out.

What’s your favourite song (by an artist that’s not you…) so far this year?

Rod Thomas – Same old lines

Who do you tip for great things in 2009?

Tom Williams and the boat.

What’s one thing everyone should bring with them to one of your gigs?

Money to buy my album, to stop me having to buy back unsold stock from my distribution company. I have until late Jan to sell 1500 or I start buying back stock.

Finally, one thing most people won’t know about you?

I have 6 toes.

Adam Ficek’s new album Roses Kings Castles, is out now. Top photo is taken from aurélien’s flickr stream under the creative commons license.

 

Roses Kings Castles / January 2009 UK tour

 
By on Tuesday, 18th November 2008 at 9:03 pm
 

Adam Ficek’s new project, Roses Kings Castles has announced a string of UK tour dates for next January. The Babyshambles drummer will head out on the road for a 16 date tour playing some small and cosy places in support of his debut solo collection, also named Roses Kings Castles.

The drummer-cum-solo artist will release ‘Horses’, which comes complete with sleigh bells, as a digital download on December 8th, then as a seven-inch vinyl single the following week on December 15th.

Catch Adam Ficek on the road at the below dates:

Monday 5th January 2009 – Leicester Charlotte
Tuesday 6th January 2009 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Wednesday 7th January 2009 – Nottingham Bodega
Thursday 8th January 2009 – Liverpool Academy2
Friday 9th January 2009 – Manchester Ruby Lounge
Saturday 10th January 2009 – Wakefield Escobar
Sunday 11th January 2009 – Birmingham Bar academy
Tuesday 13th January 2009 – Newcastle Academy2
Wednesday 14th January 2009 – Hull Adelphi
Thursday 15th January 2009 – Preston 53 Degrees
Friday 16th January 2009 – Derby Rockhouse
Sunday 18th January 2009 – Castleford The loft
Tuesday 20th January 2009 – Cardiff Barfly
Friday 23rd January 2009 – Sunderland Voodoo room
Monday 26th January 2009 – Glasgow Captain’s rest
Tuesday 27th January 2009 – York Fibbers
Wednesday 28th January 2009 – Wrexham Central

Top photo is taken from aurélien’s flickr stream under the creative commons license.

 
 
 

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