Ginger has just launched his Pledge campaign for his new country album, Ghost In The Tanglewood.
He says: “I’m beyond chuffed to bring you this, my first album in a country style.
Ghost In The Tanglewood features an all new gang of seasoned musicians, and I’m honestly delighted with this finished album.
My fairly unavoidable accent means that the songs come off less Willie Nelson and more Bobby Thompson, but every lyric is purely heartfelt and every song is as true a story as you’ll ever hear in roots based music. This is Country music, played by a working class Geordie raised on Country and Northern Folk music. This stuff has always been in my blood since I was a wee nipper and it’s an honour to finally get to play it for you.”
You can watch Ginger explain all about the album at the PledgeMusic page, where it is available for pre-order right now on CD and vinyl, both signed and unsigned, as well as a very tasty personalised A2 art print. You will also get an immediate download of the album when you place your order, so you can begin to enjoy it straight away!
Mutation III – Dark Black, the latest instalment of Ginger’s extreme metal project, is released on PledgeMusic via the RoundRecords pledge at 5:55pm
Dark Black, co-written with Exit International/Jaws of Death’s Scott Lee Andrews, is available in digital, CD and Vinyl formats, (all formats include the digital edition). The album features a range of musicians including Devin Townsend, Phil Campbell, Givvi Flynn and Jon Poole.
For a taste of the mayhem in store, check out first video Irritant, directed by Oly Edkins:
Says Ginger: “I really can’t wait to see what you guys make of this new Mutation album.
It’s not for everyone, obviously, but I absolutely love it.
The most intense of the three albums, I’m very proud of what me and Scott Exit have achieved here, wrestling mental health issues into sonic form, while Jase Edwards and Dave Draper have done an amazing job creating the sonic landscapes here.
We’ll be taking Mutation on the road in 2017, so for those of you with a taste for the extreme please keep your eyes open for tour dates.”
Says Scott: “Dark Black” is not the kind of record to have a standout single or a track that represents the whole album but being human and full of contradictions it’s safe to say ‘Irritant’ is a good place to start. Even though we intended to make music that was an ordeal to sit through, Ginger and myself are hardwired for hooks…..This is a good example of that. And that chorus? Even the most optimistic person you know would find a time to belt that mantra internally. Two men’s misery is now everybody’s noise-punk singalong” Continue reading →
G·A·S·S· is Ginger’s new fanclub project, which for a year’s subscription provides a full update every month including 3 songs per month, demos from the Ginger archives, podcast, diary, videos, great artwork and all in all more content than you can safely shake a stick at!
G·A·S·S has now released 30 new Ginger songs and 20 demos with more still to come. G·A·S·S will remain open after the year is up, so singup at any time. Month 10 is now available, leading off with the Ginger's LA band Elizabeth playing "No One Smiled At Me Today" and also features one of the 'lost' Alice Cooper demos that Ginger recorded in 1999 - http://g-a-s-s.co/