It has been very quiet on Planet Foundlings over these past weeks but that has been due to the amount of work we’re putting into these forthcoming releases that we haven’t had time to keep you all updated! It had nothing to do with us losing the login to the website… No, that had nothing to do with the lack of updates at all… ahem…
Anyway, we are very pleased to report that the “Live & Unplugged” CD and DVD release is looking and sounding amazing. We’ve just got a few little tweaks to make with the final mix and then everything should be ready to go for the final master. We should have these ready to ship by the end of August. To those of you that have already pre-ordered the CD and DVD, we can’t thank you enough for helping us put together this release. If you’d like to get a copy, you can still pre-order the CD, DVD, Digital Download or all 3 on our STORE page.
To the left of this rambling text, is in fact the cover to the DVD edition. The CD and DVD will be packaged in special digipak sleeves and all pre-orders will be fully signed by the band!
We’re also finishing off the final mixes for the “Rise Up” EP. We originally intended to have this on sale for the gig at the O2 ABC (with Leeland!) but we weren’t happy with the mixes. Originally the EP was only going to include 4 tracks but due to the response we’ve been getting to one of our new songs (“At the Foot of the Cross”), we’re going to include the live version from the “Live & Unplugged” album on the EP as an extra track! Everyone loves extra tracks! The “Rise Up” EP is essentially a sampler of all of our forthcoming releases this year so for those of you that may not want everything, this serves as a nice taster of all of our albums. For all of you Foundlings collectors out there, I can tell you that the CD version of the “Rise Up EP” will only be available on our forthcoming tour of England in September!! There will only be 100 of these made!! A digital download version will be available on iTunes, Spotify etc for those of you who can’t get your hands on a CD.
We’ll have more news next week on our September tour dates. Hopefully we can post a wee video sample from the DVD for you soon. In the mean time though, we will leave you with this footage from our show at Full Throttle festival, Troon, June 2012… Thanks to Amie for sending us the footage!!
All the best,
Sunday was incredible! That was easily one of the best shows we’ve ever played and we’d like to thank all of you that came along, sang along with us and jumped around all night! We’d also like to think all the guys at Clansman Media for booking us, Scott Nicol, Nikki Hopkins and David Cornelias and, of course, Leeland, who were amazing.
Yesterday we took Leeland up to Stirling to see Stirling Castle and then play a game of football! They’re all big football fans and they said they’ll return the favour next time we’re in Texas!! We can’t wait!! We’ll post up some videos, photos and blogs about the show over the course of the week! Keep posting your photos and videos on our Facebook page!
In the mean time, we hope you enjoy this photo from the football match!
All the best,
ROYAL FOUNDLINGS HQ
Here’s a preview of our forthcoming new single, “Rise Up“! We recorded this on Monday night as we were preparing for our Acoustic show on May 18th (which we are recording by the way for a live album… more details on that below…).
Anyway, the finished track is a lot more “heavy” than this stripped back acoustic version but we thought little preview’s like this would be the perfect way to start preparing you for the next Foundlings album…
Let us know what you think of it on our Facebook or Twitter!! You can also pre-order the new digital single on our Bandcamp page for £1! A special limited CD edition will be released later in the year!
…Now, about this acoustic show…
On the 18th May, we’re playing a special free show at Bothwell Evangelical Church which we are recording live! If you wan’t to come along and be part of the album, check out all of the details here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/137018506429104/
Everyone that comes along gets a free copy of the live album once it’s ready so bring your friends, parents… even grandparents! We want everyone to be on there!!
All the best,
Due to the cancellation of our show at Kirkintilloch Baptist Church on the 18th of May, we decided to do something special for all of the people that wanted to see us and for all of those that were working hard to try and make that show possible. So, instead of sitting in our houses that night, we’ve called up a few friends and we’re going to record an acoustic live album at BOTHWELL EVANGELICAL CHURCH!
We are also delighted to add that we’ll be adding a few additional Foundlings that night in the form of Steph Macleod and Nikki Hopkins and we shall be performing a few choice cover songs and some brand new Foundlings creations! This is your one and only chance to see Royal Foundlings, Steph Macleod and Nikki Hopkins perform together on a live album recording so do not miss out!
It will be a free show and all attendees will get a free digital copy of the album when it’s mixed and mastered!
So… mark your calenders with the following information or follow the event page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/137018506429104/
SATURDAY MAY 18th
BOTHWELL EVANGELICAL CHURCH
DOORS OPEN AT 7pm! FREE ENTRY!
Remember to sign the special MAILING LIST in order to receive your free copy of the album. This will be at the Merchandise Table.