March 2017

Hello to the curious, the committed and the unconverted,

Welcome all to our first ever edition Mammoth news, which aims to encompass all our recent goings-on, gigs, sessions, and stuff to watch out for over the coming weeks.

‘Phantom Dreams’ on Vinyl

The seismic cause for celebration last month was the release of our debut ‘Phantom Dreams’ on vinyl.

It was always an early goal of ours to see our first record realised as a Steel Wheel, and it means so much for us to see all you guys who pre-ordered it, supporting the band and sending your photos across the 'net from all corners. Thank you all so much for helping make it happen. We'd also like to do a big shout out to Richie Clarke for his exceptional artwork. 

For those of you who missed the first shipment, you can buy it from us at our gigs, at our online shop, and at London’s Rough Trade East and West. Keep an eye out for some in-store gigs to celebrate in the next few weeks.

Album 2

The big news from February is that we have very nearly finished recording Album 2. Our last session is this week before it'll be fired off to New York for mixing with the legendary Ted Young (of Hold Steady, Rolling Stones and ‘Phantom Dreams’ fame.) The record was cut in 4 days at One Cat Studios in Brixton, and is the first to feature Ray Harvey-Whyte on pedal steel, and our first horn section featuring saxophones. We're immensely excited - it feels like a big step up for us and we can't wait for you guys to hear it. We’ll reveal the name, tracklisting, artwork and release dates over the coming months.

A little taster.

Last year we performed at Sofar Sounds in Oxford, it was our first ever gig with Ray and one of the very first performances of ‘She came in from the Storm’, which betrays a little of the new direction taken on Album 2. 

Set in Egan’s, one of our favourite bars out on the West Coast of Ireland, She came in from the Storm is a re-telling of past lives heightened and torn apart, having passed through the world at the mercy of chance encounters. 

You can hear the session here and we hope you enjoy it.

Gigs in March and Beyond

We've got some really great shows and tours we're locking in at the moment, to coincide with the release of the second record, and we'll make a big festival announcement very soon. Jumping the gun however, we're very proud to fast-track the news that we'll be back at Loopallu this year (29th Sep-1st Oct) for one of our favourite festivals on the planet.

For Hometown fans, it's business as usual and we can be found at all the regular haunts below:

Wed 22nd March               The Stag Hampstead (solo acoustic)
Sat 25th March                  The Great North Wood (Full band acoustic)
Tues 28th March               Venn Street Records
Thurs 30th March               Craft Beer Co. Brixton

Finally, special mention for gigs in the last month must go to the superlative James Mcmurtry, Band of Horses and The Drive-by Truckers showing how it’s done. 

LM