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New Single "Out Come The Wolves" out Monday and a new home!

I've been back on the west coast of America now for a couple weeks after the UK tour and a great week spent wandering around Brooklyn NY which included a really cool show at my new favourite bookstore in the city Housing Works. Me and mine drove up to Portland OR from Sacramento and after a few days of feverishly hunting around town we've found a place to call home. I've been living out of a suitcase now for nearly a year and as much as I like touring, I can finally set up my beloved home studio again and start hammering out some new songs for the next album. Time to start imagining that next chapter, lots of ideas brewing around, I'll keep you posted on the process. Oh yes, I have single coming out on Monday in the UK. In fact it's my very first single from the new album and practically of my life. It's a double A side of "Out Come the Wolves and Zero Integrity". I even convinced my record company to press up some Vinyl 7inches (just like mom used to make) and we've sprinkled them like Easter eggs for hard core music fans to hunt down across the UK in indie shops and HMV’s. There's not a lot of them out there so if you want one of these I'd make a move. For the rest of us you can also get the single digitally from itunes; just cut and paste: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=266574420&s=143444 Here's a slightly cheeky idea- If you already own my album and want to turn your friends onto my music you can "gift" the single from iTunes to as many people as you like. Here's the link: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?isGifting=true&playlistId=266574420 It's a cool way of helping to spread the word and it would be very sweet of you I would think! ; ) Have a wonderful day and weekend! jg x

New Single "Out Come The Wolves" out Monday and a new home!

I've been back in America now for a couple weeks after the UK tour and a great week spent wandering around Brooklyn NY. Me and mine drove up to Portland OR from Sacramento and after a few days of feverishly hunting around town we've found a place to call home. I can finally set up my beloved home studio again and start hammering out some new songs for the next album. Time to start imagining that next chapter, lots of ideas brewing around, I'll keep you posted on the process. I have single coming out on Monday in the UK. In fact it's my very first single from the new album and practically of my life. It's a double A side of "Out Come the Wolves and Zero Integrity". I even convinced my record company to press up some Vinyl 7inches (just like mom used to make) and we've sprinkled them like Easter eggs for hard core music fans to hunt down across the UK in indie shops and HMV’s. There’re not a lot of them out there so if you want one of these I'd make a move. For the rest of us you can also get the single digitally from itunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=266574420&s=143444 Here's a slightly cheeky idea- If you already own my album and want to turn your friends onto my music you can "gift" the single from iTunes to as many people as you like. Just cut and paste this link: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?isGifting=true&playlistId=266574420 It's a cool way of helping to spread the word and it would be very sweet of you I would think! ; ) Have a wonderful day and weekend! jg x

Jacob on TV! ...Later With Jools Holland

If you missed Jacob performing on last Friday's Later With Jools Holland show, a very nice fan has added it to YouTube... Check it out by clicking on the link below... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5deOrTNQwwU

Leeds Brudenell Social Club – Jan 29th

Leeds Brudenell Social Club – Jan 29th Today started off in a nice way, I felt rested and went to the Leeds University to play a live session and interview with the student radio. The session went great, the folks there were really cool and sweet, I felt good. I got to the Brudenell which is a funky venue I really like . It's a proper social club and has a real charm. I was all up to play a great set but after going onstage to play my first song there was suddenly blaring feedback on the guitar. I'm usually not that thrown but my sound onstage sounded like a bad LSD trip and I just couldn't get out of my head. I felt slightly disembodied up there. Not in a good way. I wanted to connect with the crowd but found it hard to reach out, feeling awkward my mind took over and shouted harsh criticisms at every note. I don't usually have these kind of shows and perhaps it was mostly in my head but it was hard going and not anything I would label as transcendent. Hopefully I've got this out of my system. We'll see....

Manchester - Night and Day – Jan 28th

Manchester - Night and Day – Jan 28th I felt very rough around the edges tonight. a bit sleep deprived and I had to shake the hours of driving over the last few days off with a half bottle of wine. A little blurry eyed I tried to find that quiet space in my songs and sing with all my might. I wanted to beat up my guitar a bit and and find just a little dissonance in the notes. By request I played Jesus Angelina from my first album. It's nice to bring these out on special occasions. I've described my first album not really as a "lost classic" but just "lost" and those songs, my lost children, will at some point find their home. I don't think rough trade actually bull dozed the album yet! All and all a good night in Manchester and I will definitely be back before too long.

Then a long drive to...

Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire - Jan 27th I was so sleepy today. The drive up to Scotland was long and winding and very beautiful. We were listening to Yeasayer when we entered the beautiful city of Edinburgh. It's only the second time i've played here, but I really love the vibe. There's some serious music fans in the town and playing tonight was very intimate and the audience were a listening crowd, which is my favorite kind. The stone walls work a treat on my voice. I really look forward to getting back here again in the spring time and playing more as I think this will be a city i come back to again and again. Time to go find a late night dinner and catch some sleep!

The tour begins!... London, Roundhouse

London Roundhouse - Jan 25th It's an interesting place to start a tour in London. Usually we'd do it five or six nights into the tour cause it's usually such a whirlwind. I made it to the roundhouse where Morrissey was also performing that same night upstairs. Security all around and through out the building was incredibly tight. I had a little day dream of running into Moz in the hallway backstage or something but this wasn't gonna happen, not with his towering body guards stalking the joint. My show was downstairs in the Freedom Studio which was a nice space, the sound felt a bit awkward to me, but it seemed like we got everything sorted out by the time the show started. It was really nice to see so many people, it was definitely my best attended show yet. I felt a little withdrawn initially, I felt a lot of eyes on me and my aim was to focus on my voice and really deliver my songs. In the end I felt a really nice synergy with the audience and I had some nice moments. the stand out being when i completely forgot the lyrics to Bluebird and crashed and burned only a minute in to the tune...all i could do was laugh and start again fortunately my fans are a compassionate and loving bunch!

Jacob Golden on MTV Spanking New Sessions

See Jacob perform live on MTV Spanking New Sessions - click below to watch now!

http://www.mtv.co.uk/overdrive/latest/id/100188/spanking_new_sessions__jacob_golden

Jacob at the Soho Revue Bar

Playing today for my last show in London of the year. Meet me in Soho for a farewell pint! The Autumns + The Rosie Taylor Project + Jacob Golden Tue Nov 20 , Kill Your Darlings at Soho Revue Bar, 11 Walkers Court, W1F 0ED map, 5 quid 7.30pmHeadliners, currently on tour with Bella Union stable mates, play their 'drama rock', which soars in epic, cinematic fashion but comes with a serrated, abrasive edge. Support from Leeds' melancholic folk-popsters TRTP, plus sweeping, tear-jerking indie troubadour from Oregon Jacob Golden.