Loungetree were invited to appear on Choice Hospital Radio this morning (Sunday 9th August).
The band will be appearing at the Worcester Music Festival later this month, and this radio session was partly to raise awareness of the festival, and partly because presenter Pete Phillips is a fan of the band!
Choice Hospital Radio are one of the charities supported by this year's festival. As part of their fund-raising efforts, a compilation CD is available with part of the proceeds going to the charities supported. Loungetree's track 'Conscious Killer' appears on this year's mammoth 3-CD compilation.
The radio session starts with and interview with Lisa Ventura, organiser of the festival.The Loungetree interview kicks in at around 7m30s
We have included a link here to the full session on Choice Radio for anyone interested in hearing a few insights into the band and their music in their own words.
Tracks played included: Life Light, Seasons, Gasoline and Ordinary, all of which are taken from the forthcoming CD release 'Seasons' which is scheduled for release on 31st August and is available to pre-order now on the website www.loungetree.com
Click here to listen to interview: http://www.choiceradio2.org.uk/Promos/Loungetree%20interview.mp3
We had a great evening last night at the Fuse Festival, everyone was up for it and there are a few more Treehuggers in the making. Thank you to all our regulars and new friends for your support last night. A big thankyou to Ashley one of our new tree huggers for getting up on stage with us during Valentine and leading the clapping ceremony, you got the crowd swaying! thanks again everyone.
Please remember that you all have the oportunity this weekend to preview our new Album "Seasons" @ www.loungetree.com Hope you all like it. Please, please, please leave comments on what you think - your feedback is very important to us, you are the reason we are playing music so feel free to have your say. All our new friends from the Fuse have promised to have a listen and let us know what they think.
The new album 'Seasons' is finished - we're really happy with it. Release date will probably be early August - but there will be a special album preview session on Sunday 5th July between 7pm and 9pm. All you need to do is visit the website to listen - www.loungetree.com
Simply go to the website between 7pm and 9pm, you'll be able to listen to the album in it's entirity! Don't forget to leave any comments, and maybe sign up for mailing list whilst you are there :-)
Whilst you are at it, you may want to pre-order the CD at a special price of £8.99
The album is finished - we're really happy with it. Release date will probably be early August - but there will be a special album preview session on Sunday 5th July between 7pm and 9pm. All you need to do is visit the website to listen - www.loungetree.com
The album itself is scheduled for release on 10th August, entitled 'Seasons'
First day of recording went real well, all ghost tracks down and seven of the nine rhythm guitars layer recorded, so well in front of schedule! if early indication anything to go by we should have a great album for you all. We will be looking at releasing a single early to mid July with the album to follow at a launch party so keep your eyes peeled, and of course you will all be invited to come along to the party!
By a strange coincidence, Loungetree are playing two Cradleys on the same day!
We are playing main stage at the Pyramid Party in Cradley near Malvern on Sunday 24th at 12pm, followed by afternoon gig at The Hollybush in Cradley Heath at 3.40pm. Watch us at both for a double dose of Cradleys!
The Pyramid Party is entry by invite only, so please check the event website for up-to-date info on ticket availability at www.pyramid-party.co.uk
The Hollybush is running Bushstock, a one-day outdoor music event with a full line-up of bands with all pints including six real ales at £2 a pint until 9pm! Full details at hollybushpub.net
First of all, a big thank you to everyone who has registered as a fan on Facebook, MySpace and any of the other social networking sites we have. We’re very pleased to see so many of you.
We will be sending out a monthly update on all of our networking sites, so apologies to those of you who have signed up on more than one, and may be getting this twice.
**** UPCOMING GIGS
10th May 2009 The Old Rectifying House FREE ENTRY North Parade, Worcester, WR1 3NN Tel: 01905 619622
Playing as part of the Acoustic Lunch sessions. Performing an acoustic set - on stage around 2.30pm. ---------- 10th May 2009 Stoke Prior Recreation Club FREE ENTRY Weston Hall Road, Stoke Prior, Worcestershire, B60 4AL
Our second gig of the day, playing with full band at the first Stoke Prior Summer Showcase. First act on at 6pm , we are on stage about 8pm ---------- 17th May 2009 The Robin FREE ENTRY Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ Loungetree are scheduled to play at the Robin 2 in Bilston as part of their weekly showcase. Doors open at 12pm, first band on at 1pm. ---------- 5th Jun 2009 The Bedwardine Inn FREE ENTRY 128 Bromyard Road, Worcester, WR2 5DJ
with Babajack ---------- 10th Jul 2009 Fuse Festival FREE ENTRY Beacon Park, Lichfield, Staffordshire
Playing Main Stage at 8pm. The Lichfield Fuse Festival is held at Beacon Park, Staffordshire from 10th-12th July. More information and full lineup from http://www.fuselichfield.org.uk
**** ARTISTS WANTED
Loungetree are looking for any artists out there that would be interested in producing artwork for the album booklet, T-shirts, stage projections and even a video for the first single.
We’re keen to involve our fans as much as possible in this process, and it would be a great addition to any portfolio! Although there is no money in this, we will share any proceeds on merchandise with the artist providing the design.
**** OTHER NEWS
Our new website is up and running at www.loungetree.com We had a photoshoot at Avoncroft Museum on 25th June – you can check out the mugshots on the website and here on Facebook.
We have a Treewall on the website and are inviting fans to submit pictures of their favourite trees. These could be ones that you live close to, ones from childhood – but should be ones that mean something to you. A mosaic of these will form part of the artwork for our forthcoming album later this year.
We thought we'd try something using the power of the internet and social networking.
Loungetree's new album will be released later this year with a single release before that, and to go along with the CD and live shows we are looking for:
1) video for the single
2) interior artwork for CD booklet
3) artwork for T-shirts and other merchandise
4) back projections for live shows
This is aimed at any artists out there who would like to get involved in helping to create a band image. There is no fee involved, but any contributors will be acknowledged wherever their work is used. In the case of artwork used for merchandise, we will split any profits with the artist.
If you or any of your friends are interested please get in touch.
Thanks for reading
We're after your photos of your favourite trees... ones you grew up with, ones you live with or ones that mean something to you.
Pictures will appear here on our Treewall which will be included as part of the new album artwork later in 2009.
We had a great gig last night at the Park Tavern in Nottingham. The event was organised by Katie Eastwood of New College Nottingham, and money raised for the When You Wish Upon A Star Appeal amounted to £210 on the night.
Thanks to Katie for organising the gig, we were very pleased to have so much good feedback from those who attended and are looking forward to playing in Nottingham again soon.