We’ve been waiting for this moment for quite some years, and the band have been waiting a little longer than that… But finally, Alcopop! Records heroes Stagecoach are proud to announce Say Hi To The Band – their long awaited debut album which is out on May 13th – produced by Rory Atwell (Palma Violets, The Vaccines, Yuck).
Now obviously the album will be released digitally and on rather lovely CD – but we’re also doing it on 180g vinyl, and in some super special mega deals that are detailed in the shop, featuring tees, photos and limited edition personalized MiniDisc copies of the album. Mmmmm. Yeah!
Stagecoach have always been a really special band for us, kinda symbolizing (with My First Tooth) the first acts that came by the label not as one-off release acts, but as folk who stuck with us over time building something really special. Tours with Twin Atlantic, JoFo and Elephants cemented, Coach supported Jimmy Eat World, played at every festival going (that Reading show was pretty massive) – and a couple of ballistic EPs, loads of radio, TV and a brief spell at DIY all yelled of career highlights – and it still feels like its all just begun!
Luke says: “We decided to name our album Say Hi To The Band as after 10 years of writing together we finally have a full length record to present to the world. We wanted to introduce the band to new fans but also reacquaint with older friends. The title also reminds us of the warm friendly welcome of classic albums like Meet The Beatles and The Beach Boys Love You.”
So pop over to the shop (from midday), and pick yer bundle! It will be the best decision you make today (probably). The band are on tour in a week or two, at festivals all over the summer – and can be heard playing a session with our pal John Kennedy on XFM tonight. Tune in yah.
May 10th – JT Soar, Nottingham
May 11th -The Labour Club, Northampton
May 12th – The Star, Guildford
May 13th -The Cellar, Oxford
May 14th -Birthdays, London (Launch with Joanna Gruesome & Tyrannosaurus Dead)
May 15th -The Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
May 17th -The Great Escape, Brighton
May 18th –The Nags Head, Rochester
May 18th -Rough Trade West, London
May 30th -The West End Centre, Aldershot
May 31st -The Buffalo Bar, Cardiff
June 1st -Santiago’s, Leeds
July 6th – Alcopopalooza @ The Windmill, London
July 13th – 2000 Trees Festival, Gloucestershire
July 20th – Truck Festival, Oxford
August 2nd – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire