Basement Sessions EP – UK Tour 2015
Mishka Shubaly defies easy description. He is a veteran singer/songwriter who tours all over the
Mishka Shubaly is also a best-selling writer. His Kindle Singles for Amazon—surprisingly funny autobiographical stories about drink, drugs, disasters, and deception—have all been #1 bestsellers. His work has been praised for its grit, humour, fearlessness, and heart, and he was dubbed “a new star” by The New York Times. His six Kindle Singles (recently collected in a volume with an introduction by Jeff Bezos) have sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into Spanish, German and Polish.
Mishka Shubaly is also an ultra-runner, competing in races of up to 100 kilometres, races so long that he runs marathons as training runs. And Mishka Shubaly is a respected voice in the global recovery community. “The Long Run,” his firsthand account of his transition from alcoholic to sober distance runner without rehab or AA, has sold more than 90,000 copies worldwide. A full-length hardcover version of “The Long Run” will be published in 2016 by a major American publisher.
Shubaly’s sobriety doesn’t prevent him from mining the darkness in his past on his newest release, Coward’s Path. “I’m at peace with my alcoholic past,” he says with a grin, “what should I have been doing instead—selling insurance? I can’t recommend twenty years of drinking to others… but I gained a lot of insight into human darkness, soaked up a good story or two.” Indeed, Coward’s Path demonstrates Shubaly’s fluency with the lexicon of despair. No one else has plumbed the depths with such an unflinching gaze and indefatigable humour. Never has such a dark album been so funny.
Having wowed crowds in thirty-nine
“The songs on Shubaly’s new LP were recorded during his last epic bout with alcohol and they’re both harrowing and hilarious.”
“The gruff and rough-voiced Shubaly is a chronicler of mankind's darkest impulses and failures, a guy with a ticket to hell and back. Shubaly’s voice ain't exactly pretty, but it’s just right for his music: thickly melodic sing-along songs that yank at your heartstrings, and dark furious rockers.”
- Time Out NY
"A beaming ray of jet-black sunshine"
- The Village Voice
“Don’t miss the track from singer/songwriter Mishka Shubaly.”
Left-field alternative combo The Permanent Smilers bring you their debut album 'One Real Big Identity Crisis'. Thirteen brand new songs which have been perfected over two years.
The single Identity Crisis is taken from the album. A boisterous, jangling guitar affair.
Under the guise of The Permanent Smilers, Rich Lemongrower has written, recorded and overseen several albums in recent years. Despite there being no intention to fully release them, one still crept out to be featured prominently in The Sunday Telegraph supplement. Prior to that, in the early 1990’s, as the songwriter behind The Lemongrowers, he released two albums on the
The Permanent Smilers are fronted by Rich Lemongrower, who writes the songs, sings them, and is responsible for guitars, keyboards and most of the percussion. Jonny Cole plays bass, and Pete Fraser drums. Dave Land (Starlight Express, Dame Shirley Bassey, amongst many others) guests on a number of tracks playing trumpet or flugelhorn. David Pye (Transgressive) completes the team by mixing the songs.
"Clattering, boisterous pop... Truly infectious melody" - DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE
"Wonderfully presented ideas... A highly enjoyable album" - THE CD CRITIC
"Irresistable... A compelling proposition which comes from left field, keeps it's heart there, and leaves the most enjoyable experience in it's wake" - RINGMASTER REVIEWS
"A band already at the top of their game... An album that really can't fail to impress"
LOUDER THAN WAR