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***STOP PRESS*** To celebrate our last gig of the year (and the first gig after the end of the world) we have decided to dispense with the support act at Rock City, Nottingham and give you more NMA of the semi-acoustic kind with Justin and Dean playing a 40 minute set before the main band.

Please note that this is an early show: 18.30 doors, 19.15 JS & DW, 20.15 NMA. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHOW IS VERY NEAR TO SELLING OUT SO PLEASE ORDER YOUR TICKETS AS SOON AS TO AVOID DISAPPIONTMENT!

The other dates in December are:

06/12/12 - Istanbul, Jolly Joker TICKETS

07/12/12 - Ankara, Jolly Joker TICKETS

14/12/12 - Paris, La Trabendo TICKETS

15/12/12 - Cologne, Palladium TICKETS

16/12/12 - Amsterdam, Melkweg TICKETS

22/12/12 - Nottingham, Rock City TICKETS

For more information and links click HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: After ordering any of the current pre-order items (Vengeance - The Whole Story, Poster, Black Dahlia CD etc), you may notice that the status update changes to "shipped". Please be aware that this does not mean they have been shipped earlier than the advertised date, but that the order has been processed and will be shipped at the later date. This is due to the way the online shop processes orders and does not mean that your order has been lost in the strange and beguiling universe that is the postal system.

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Scott Johnson due to a stage collapsing in Toronto, Canada resulting in several injuries and one casualty. Unfortunately Scott was on stage as Radiohead's drum tech when the stage collapsed. Loved by bands and crews, and a personal friend of Michael Dean, he will be sadly missed.

Philip Selway from Radiohead released the following statement:

"We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague. He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott's family and all those close to him."

The accident happened an hour before the gates were set to open at Downsview Park in Toronto. The sold-out show was scheduled as the final date in Radiohead's North American Tour.

A service on Thursday, July 5, will be held at 11am at St George’s Parish Church, Doncaster, followed by a private interment ceremony at Hickleton. Our love and prayers are with his family at this tragic time.

Summertime is upon us which can only mean the return of the festival season and rain.

Rock La Roca (DE)
25 years after their first appearance at the first Bizzare Festival (with Iggy Pop, Siouxsie And The Bandshees, and Julian Cope) New Model Army will return to the Loreley Open Air Stage at the new Rock La Roca Festival on 28th July 2012. The final line-up is nearing completion with Gogol Bordello, Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub, Triggerfinger, And Also The Trees, and Turbonegro having been announced. Tickets are available at €45 (plus booking fee) and can be bought from:

 

Bonnticket.de

 

 

 

Beautiful Days (UK)
NMA are also set to play the Beautiful Days Festival at Escot Park, Devon on 18th August 2012. Celebrating it's tenth year the acts already confirmed include The Levellers, The Waterboys, Billy Bragg (celebrating Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday), Public Image Limited, Ian Anderson (playing Thick As A Brick), King Blues, and Dreadzone. For more information and tickets etc. go to HERE.

 

 

Festival Lez Arts Scéniques (FR)
This sounds like a fun festival with bands such as Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies as well as NMA appearing on the 27th July. Info and tickets from HERE.

 

Peninsula Festival (RO)
This one has just been added. More details to come. Wesite HERE.

 

 

Mera Luna (DE)
NMA will be playing on the 12th August. More details from the Mera Luna website HERE. Tickets from HERE.

26/08/12 Once again we would like to extend our gratitude to everyone for their efforts in spreading the news about the instruments and various other items stolen from our van outside the Holiday Inn Express after the Bilston show at the beginning of June. Unfortunately there have been no new developments on the recovery of the stolen items.

It would seem that the word spread around the world with the aid of newspapers, radio and online social media within a matter for hours.We were once again humbled by the many offers of loaned instruments to tide us over from bands and musicians everywhere just as we were after the studio fire. Special thanks goes out to Utopian Love Revival, Goldblade and everyone involved with Strummercamp who gave us equipment, help and encouragement so we could play our set at the festival.

Unfortunately we have had no news on the stolen items as yet and the insurance claim is on going. We would be grateful if everyone could stay on the look out for any of the items on the list:

Gibson Les Paul Custom - red (serial number 2051429)
Gibson Les Paul Standard - black (serial number 90362428)
Epiphone Riviera - red with tremelo arm (serial number R97C0572)
Lowden 025 acoustic guitar with pick-up (serial number 5131)
Lowden 025 acoustic guitar with pick-up (serial number 12288)
Gibson SG - black (serial number 8176566)
Fender Precision bass - black

All these items were in new or nearly new Hiscox guitar cases

Evolution Keyboard (serial number MK361C - 222941)
Ampeg SVT 3 amplifier head
Fender Blues Junior guitar combo (serial number B-181446) USA model 110volts.
Custom built pedalboard containing three way control unit for Blackstar combo amplifier, 2 x Boss digital delays, tremelo and tuner pedals and a Cry-baby wah pedal
Boss pedalboard containing Boss digital delay, bass overdrive, chorus, compression, and tuner pedals
Gator 2U case containing AKG guitar radio receiver (serial number AK3254-001272)

All these items were in new or nearly new cases

Heavy multi-guitar rack
Flight case containing tools for guitar repairs
Bag containing microphone stands/drum loom
Bag containing guitar cables, looms, power supplies, plectrums, capos, two guitar radio transmitters

If you have any information please call the Police Station (crime number 20WS/91324T/12 -
Walsall Police Station 0345 1135000) or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We all really enjoyed our first gig with new bass player Ceri Monger (02/06/12). Unfortunately, our van, parked outside the Holiday Inn Express, Walsall, was broken into over night and most of the band's guitars and small items were stolen.

We would like to thank all the people and bands who lent us equipment in order for us to play the Strummercamp Festival Sunday night. The stolen eqipment includes both Marshall's Gibson Les Pauls and Justin's two Lowdens that had previously survived the fire(!). We would be very grateful for any help in retrieving this equipment - the full list is:

Gibson Les Paul Custom - red (serial number 2051429)
Gibson Les Paul Standard - black (serial number 90362428)
Epiphone Riviera - red with tremelo arm (serial number R97C0572)
Lowden 025 acoustic guitar with pick-up (serial number 5131)
Lowden 025 acoustic guitar with pick-up (serial number 12288)
Gibson SG - black (serial number 8176566)
Fender Precision bass - black

All these items were in new or nearly new Hiscox guitar cases

Evolution Keyboard (serial number MK361C - 222941)
Ampeg SVT 3 amplifier head
Fender Blues Junior guitar combo (serial number B-181446) USA model 110volts.
Custom built pedalboard containing three way control unit for Blackstar combo amplifier, 2 x Boss digital delays, tremelo and tuner pedals and a Cry-baby wah pedal
Boss pedalboard containing Boss digital delay, bass overdrive, chorus, compression, and tuner pedals
Gator 2U case containing AKG guitar radio receiver (serial number AK3254-001272)

All these items were in new or nearly new cases

Heavy multi-guitar rack
Flight case containing tools for guitar repairs
Bag containing microphone stands/drum loom
Bag containing guitar cables, looms, power supplies, plectrums, capos, two guitar radio transmitters

If you have any information please call the Police Station (crime number 20WS/91324T/12 -
Walsall Police Station 0345 1135000) or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After receiving nearly eighty applications and auditioning more than twenty people from several different countries,

we are very pleased indeed to welcome our new bass-player (and multi-instrumentalist) Ceri Monger. Ceri was brought up in a musical family in his native Essex, has been playing folk, metal and rock from a very early age and is familiar with all things NMA.

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Michael Dean has entered into a sponsorship deal with EcHo Custom Drums from Manchester.

Based in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, EcHo is the father and son team of Dave Quinn Sr and Jr.

EcHo  makes snare drums using brass, aluminium, carbon steel and copper - and complete kits from aluminium. The snares are hand-made, using the highest certified metals, with punched holes, hand-spun bearing edges and pressed (crimped) snare beds. Each shell has a single vertical welded seam. There is an almost limitless array of finishes including polished, brushed or raw shells, powder coating, spray painting, clear lacquering and even vinyl wraps. Hardware can be plated in chrome, black or 24 carat gold, while shells may be beaded, hammered or engraved.

Michael's custom snare's are a 14 x 7 brass hand hammered snare and a 12 x 7 aluminium in flame red, both specifically tailored to Michael's and NMA's sound.

"These UK-made drums all arrived perfectly tuned - and they sounded to die for." Rhythm Magazine
"It's hard to see how EcHo can improve on this first collection of metal shell snares, which are superb in every department." Rhythm Magazine

On the band's visit to South Africa in 2004 Justin acquired a small primitive marimba made from bits of wood resting on bits of old car tyres - not much bigger than a foot in length and with a slightly random selection of notes. It was this instrument that was played by Michael Dean on 'Red Earth' on the Carnival album (and later sampled so Dean could play it live). Unfortunately, along with a lot of other small but loved items, this marimba was destroyed in the fire. We don't really have the space for a large 'proper' marimba and would actually prefer the nature of something a bit more primitive. We've looked around Ebay and various Google searches but haven't come up with anything. Is there any chance that anyone in South Africa or elsewhere could help us?

On Christmas Eve a fire started in the furniture outlet next door to The Mill in Bradford and directly below where we have our studio, rehearsal and storage facility. At one point one of the ten fire crews involved was fighting the blaze from inside our studio. They were eventually able to put out the fire but not before extensive damage to our room, including a roof collapse. The photos below and video show what greeted us when we finally gained access 48 hours after the fire.

 

UPDATE 30.12.11

We have lost our entire studio set-up - desk, microphones, recording gear etc - and many irreplaceable instruments including Michael's Tama and vintage Gretsch kits and Robert's priceless old Slingerland. Gone is Michael's entire snare drum collection, eight guitars including a Les Paul, the Phew that Dean plays live and a vintage Epiphone acoustic, a 1960s C3 Hammond organ, a harmonium, a vintage EDP Wasp synthesiser and a huge number of our most favourite instruments, large and small.

HOWEVER we were lucky that we had just returned from the short run of Christmas shows and that most of our touring equipment was still cased and stacked up. It is amazing what can be pulled out of totally melted flightcases and, with varying degrees of smoke and water damage, we have salvaged Justin's Lowden, his favourite SG and Vox AC30 and parts of Michael's touring kit while none of Marshall's guitars or Nelson's touring bass were in the studio at the time of the fire.

We are hoping that our Insurance claim will be relatively straightforward although it is too early to say for sure. Meanwhile, in the true 'Spirit Of The Mill', an army of volunteers helped us to fill five skips full of charred remains, while work has already begun on fixing the roof.

We would like to thank everyone who has written to us with messages of support and offers to loan gear. We have honestly been amazed and humbled by this response. Our gratitude and respect goes out to all of you. And lastly, but certainly not least, we'd like to thank the firefighters who contained the fire and saved the Mill (and even some of our equipment) in difficult and dangerous conditions.

 

 

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THE NMA DOCUMENTARY NEWS

The New Model Army documentary is now in full production and over the next few months we will be interviewing a whole range of people with a story to tell about the band. As important as anyone are the fans themselves. We need to talk to as many of you as possible about what NMA means to you. Some questions to think about...

• where were you when you first heard the band? what was it about them that struck you?
• choose 3 songs, what do they mean to you? have they affected your life? what memories to they trigger when you hear them? how do you interpret the lyrics of these songs? or maybe the lyrics are irrelevant to you, it's just about the music?
• in your mind what makes NMA different from all the other bands?

You could have been following NMA for 30 years or just discovered them. You could be young or old, and it certainly doesn't matter where you are from or what langauge you speak (Charlotte speaks Polish and French). It would be helpful if you are on Skype but not essential, email is fine for starters. You just need to have something to say about New Model Army and don't mind being filmed. Also, if you know a great fan who may not have seen this post - please tell us about them!

Rather than posting replies on the forum it would be best if you could email us on:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Look forward to hearing from you all.

Matt Reid (Director)
Charlotte Marsden (Producer)

REGISTRATIONS FOR THE FORUM - NEW PROCESS

Of late we have been experiencing a large volume of spam on the Forum noticeboards. We have attempted various solutions with various degrees of success but have been unable to eradicate the spam, and indeed in the background we have been fighting the registration of a hundred new "applicants" a day; 99% of which is of course more spam. The worry has been that in deleting these "applicants" we are missing real registrations from people wanting to join the noticeboards. Consequently, we have disabled the registration process for the immediate future until we can find a solution.

However, we are still taking registrations via another route: anyone wishing to register for the noticeboards should send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. requesting registration. You will then be contacted asking for various details (proposed username, password etc) and on reply you will be admitted access to the Forum and the noticeboards.

 

Old usernames and passwords are unaffected and remain valid - log on in the usual way.

 

We can only apologise for this convoluted process and we hope that the problems we have been experiencing in attempting to prevent the spam can be resolved in the very near future so we can go back to the automated registration process. Thank you for your patience.

NEW ONLINE SHOP

We are proud to announce the opening of our brand new Download Shop which can be found within the main Online Shop HERE. You will find all the Attack Attack albums for download including the Red Sky Coven CDs, the single tracks from the BD3 EP and much more. There is also a free download section featuring ring-tones and special items unavailable anywhere else.

To begin with our featured album is a specially re-mastered and partly remixed version of Joolz's 1991 album "Weird Sister" - which featured musical performances from Justin Sullivan, Nelson and Ed Alleyne Johnson. This is not available anywhere else and is here at the special introductory price of £5.00.

Obviously this Download Shop is still in its embryonic stages and all feedback is welcome (write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

NEW MODEL ARMY NEWSLETTER

There has been a newsletter sent out over the last couple of days which you should all now have received, if not you may have to change your spam settings on your computer to allow it through. If you have signed up for the newsletter (you can do so HERE) and have not received it then we would be interested to know as we would obviously like to make sure that the distribution is working properly. For those of you that have not received the mailout then you can see it HERE.

"HOPE" CHARITY ALBUM RELEASE

Sophie Lancaster was tragically killed in August 2007 because she looked "different" and the Sophie Lancaster Foundation are working to bring about change, through workshops in schools and a campaign for an amendment to the UK Hate Crimes laws. A compilation album, "Hope", has been released on 22nd May 2010, co-inciding with World Goth Day, featuring tracks from New Model Army and Joolz to raise money for the charity Sophie Lancaster Foundation. All the artists featured have given their music for free, with some songs being written especially for the album.

“Hope” has been put together as a download only release with the sole intention of raising the maximum amount of money possible, with 100% of the price paid going directly to the charity.

Tracklist:
Joolz - The Prophet of Calgary
Andi Sex Gang - Salamun Child
Autumn Cannibals - Monument to Shame *
Gene Loves Jezebel - Who Wants To Go To Heaven?
The Eden House - All My Love
Collide - Euphoria
Alien Sex Fiend - Gotta Have It (Sliced and Diced mix)
Andi Sex Gang & Marc Almond - The Hungry Years
UK Decay - Battle of the Elements (club mix) **
The Last Dance - Cages
Anne Marie Hurst - I Have Changed **
New Model Army - Dawn
The Mission - She's Gone Away **
Uninvited Guest - Death of an Angel *
Faith and the Muse - To Be Continued

*   = Tracks written especially for the campaign
** = Previously unreleased (at the time of this release)

The website is: HERE

 NEVER AGAIN

"My name is Allyson Bird and in response to the terrible crime that happened to Sophie Lancaster and indeed to hate crimes and racism in general we have asked 23 writers of weird fiction to contribute to this anthology. All proceeds from this book will go to The Sophie Lancaster Foundation (agreed with Sylvia), Amnesty International and P.E.N. (International organisation to promote literature and human rights, encouraging translation and campaigning against political censorship)."

Never Again is an attempt to voice the collective revulsion of writers in the weird fiction genre against political attitudes that stifle compassion and deny our collective human inheritance. The imagination is crucial to an understanding both of human diversity and of common ground. Weird fiction is often stigmatised as a reactionary and ignorant genre - we know better. The anthology will be published by Gray Friar Press in September 2010, and edited by Allyson Bird and Joel Lane.

It will be a mixture of original stories and reprints from Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Tuttle and Joe R. Lansdale amongst others. Never Again is a non-profit initiative aimed at promoting awareness of these issues among readers and writers of weird fiction. The editors, authors/artist and publisher will receive no fees for this work. Any profits made from sales will be donated to anti-racist or human rights organizations, e.g. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

 Website HERE

30TH ANNIVERSARY BOXSET

 

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2/11/10. We are now taking advance orders on the special limited edition 30th Anniversary box-set. The price for this is £49.95 plus VAT from HERE Because of the weight of each box, we are unable to use the usual postage modules in our Shop outside the UK but have negotiated special prices with DHL.  Although there are still plenty left, we have sold more and faster than we expected - so order now to be 100% sure of getting one.

We expect to take delivery of the boxes within two weeks and start sending them out immediately. They will also be on sale at the Anniversary shows as soon as we have them, provided we still have copies..

The 10 inch square box will include:
 
Three DVD 9s with a total of nearly nine hours of footage. This will include concerts from The Marquee in London (1985) Dusseldorf Philipshalle (1990), Bizarre Festival (1996), and Koln Palladium (2006). It will also include all our promotional videos and a number of art videos, some of which have never been seen before. Finally it includes as much bootleg material as we have been able to squeeze on to the DVDs from all different eras of the band’s history.
 
A double CD Anthology with 30 tracks. Of course there is no agreement as to what ‘should’ be on this and we love the fact that each person reading this would pick an entirely different thirty songs. So instead we’ve asked band members past and present (and our closest associates) to choose and introduce their own personal favourites and, together, this has made an interesting collection that covers all the eras of the band’s history. There are no previously unreleased songs but there are a handful of new mixes, musical additions and new mastering.
 
An eighty page hardback book of photographs tracing our thirty years. Over 700 rare and never-seen-before photos from the bands personal archives, tickets, setlists, reviews, posters, interviews and more...
• Rare album pressings and memorabilia
• Handwritten lyrics
• Full discography with commentary
• Behind the scenes
• A tribute to absent friends
• 12 page question and answer session with past and present band members
• Exclusive live photos
• A complete list of gigs we have played
 
10” Art Prints of some of Joolz’s best work for the band. To introduce a small element of chaos, each box will include ten picked at random from a series of twenty-five.
 
An A3 New Model Army collage jigsaw puzzle (for you or your children).
 
A special 30th Anniversary car sticker Stencils so you can spray the New Model Army logo wherever you choose.
 
Please note that there will also be a miniature box-set version available in Shops and at online stores (such as Amazon) that contains just the CDs and DVDs – but, although they are already taking advance orders, these will not be dispatched before early November. Also the ‘Anthology’ double CD will be available separately in some Shops. However do not confuse these with this box-set which is a limited edition and only available directly from us at www.newmodelarmy.org and at some of our Anniversary live shows through the Autumn.

NEW MODEL ARMY

 

PLAY SAO PAULO

 

17th & 18th SEPTEMBER 2010

 

We are delighted to announce that we have finally confirmed a 30th anniversary double nighter in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The venue and address are:

 

Citibank Hall,

 

Av. dos Jamaris, 213
Moema
São Paulo
04078-000

 

 

 

Tickets : HERE

 

 

 

As there is very little time to promote these shows we ask our Brazilian friends to spread the word as far and wide as possible.

 

 

 

Looking forward to it!!!

New Model Army.

30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS

 

We have always been a band concerned with looking forwards rather than back. However, to mark the 30 years, this autumn we will indulge in a moment of nostalgia and pride in what we have created. Most weekends we'll be in a city for a two-night stand. The format of the shows will be very similar to what we did in 2000: two sets on each night - the first starting acoustically and building up over 45 minutes or so. Then a short 20 minute break before another full-on set of up to 100 minutes including encores. The following evening we will do the same but with 100% different material.

Our promise is to play at least 4 songs from each of the 13 studio albums (including the two B Sides/Lost Songs compilations). These will not be played in chronological order, or album-by-album, but a random choice. There are also some cities where we will be playing just a single night and on these shows the band will perform one double-set with a representation of all the albums. It's possible that we may also feature guest appearances from one or two friends and former members on some nights but nothing is fixed at this point. We hope also to include a display of at least a small part of the New Model Army 'One Tribe' Exhibition of original artwork and memorabilia - depending on the nature and geography of the venue and other ‘logistics'. We will make further announcements as the shows get nearer. Below is the FINAL list of shows.

Sept 3rd & 4th: The Bellhouse, Brooklyn, New York
Sept 17th & 18th Citibank Hall, Sao Paulo
Oct 1st: Ghetto, Istanbul (single show)
Oct 2nd: 312 Arena, Ankara (single show)
Oct 8th: Block 33, Thessaloniki (single show)
Oct 9th: Gagarin 205, Athens (single show)
Oct 15th & 16th: Cirgolo Degli Artisti, Rome
Oct 22nd & 23rd: Rock City, Nottingham
Oct 29th & 30th: Whelans, Dublin
Nov 5th & 6th: LeTrabendo, Paris
Nov 12th & 13th: The Szene, Vienna
Nov 20th & 21st: E-werk, Köln
Nov 23rd: Rockhal Club, Luxemburg (single show)
Nov 24th: D Club, Lausanne (single show)
Nov 25th & 26th: Abart Club,Zurich
Nov 27th & 28th: Huxleys, Berlin
Dec 3rd & 4th: Forum, London
 
Tickets can be found from Artist Ticket (click on icon)
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Lausanne tickets HERE
Zurich tickets HERE
Ankara tickets HERE
Istanbul tickets HERE
Paris Two Day tickets HERE
Dublin Two Day Tickets HERE

***COULD IT PLEASE BE NOTED THAT BOTH NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY ANNIVERSARY SHOWS ARE EARLY SHOWS. NEW MODEL ARMY WILL BE ONSTAGE AT 19.00 ON BOTH NIGHTS. THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE VENUE RUNNING CLUB NIGHTS ON BOTH NIGHTS AND IS TOTALLY OUT OF THE CONTROL OF NMA. OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS CAUSES ANYONE.***

Looking forward to it,

New Model Army

Thank you very much to all those who attended Tommystock and made it such a memorable event.

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Thank you also to those people who bought T-shirts and who helped out in a host of different ways. With all the bands and crew on the night giving their services for nothing, we're proud to announce that the Event raised £13,412 for Tommy's family.

We are sorry that we were unable to do a live webcast but Dean has been working hard editing camcorder footage together and we have placed some video clips from the show up for your delectation in the Tommystock section in the menu on your left. These are free to view and will remain up for the rest of the summer. However, we have created a charity account set up on Paypal, where anyone wishing to give donations can do so, with all donations going to Tommy Tee's Family.

It is hoped that some more videos will be posted here very shortly including clips from The Almighty, Rev Hammer and Notoriouz (featuring Tommy's son Thomas Walker) who have all kindly consented to allowing them to be hosted on this website.

 

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today is a good day - frontcover - small version copy

Our eleventh studio album "Today Is A Good Day" was released on September 14th (15th in North America). The album comes in gatefold card sleeve (a miniature of the days of vinyl albums - and we are also still considering a full vinyl release) with a 12 page lyric booklet. We are now taking orders in our Shop HERE.

You can also make orders at other stores, at Amazon UK, HMV, Play, Amazon Germany, Megastore Sweden, a whole host of webshops and download sites and at what is left of good record stores across the World. Should you choose to order it from us, we will ensure that you have it as soon as the post will allow.

To celebrate, we'll be giving away the title track as a free download HERE. There will be also be other free downloads appearing up in this new section of our site over the next few months. Our Myspace site will feature selected tracks for people to listen to, and in addition, a sampler of what's on the album can be seen on  our own section of Youtube HERE and in various places across the web.

If anyone would like help us get the word out by distributing flyers at gigs or festivals that they are attending in the next few weeks, please write to us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll send you materials.

The dates for the first part of the "Today Is A Good day" tour are listed below. A second European tour is being booked for February/March next year and there will be plenty more shows across the World in 2010.

Track Listing:

1. Today Is A Good Day
2. Autumn
3. Peace Is Only
4. States Radio
5. God Save Me
6. Disappeared
7. Ocean Rising
8. Mambo Queen Of The Sandstone City
9. La Push
10. Arm Yourselves & Run
11. Bad Harvest
12. North Star

 

"FUCK TEXAS, SING FOR US"

available NOW.

 

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The live album is available through retail, The Shop and Download. Entitled "Fuck Texas, Sing For Us", this is a quote of the audience chant that preceded our encore in New Orleans earlier this year and is not a reflection of the band's feeling towards Texas or Texans :)

The album was recorded during the HIGH tour of 2007/2008 and features selected recordings from a number of venues that have been spun together to form a single concert - much like we did on "...& Nobody Else". Mixed by Justin, Michael and Dean in the band's Bradford studio, the album has been mastered by Jon Astley, whose recent projects have included the re-remastering of The Who's back catalogue, and Joolz' new album Spirit Stories. Leaning heavily on material from HIGH, it also includes live recording of classics such as Poison Street, Family and 225 which have never been released on an official live album before. The version of Vagabonds is as re-worked by Marshall, substituting a Les Paul Custom for a violin.

  • Intro
  • 225
  • Nothing Dies Easy
  • Island
  • Into The Wind
  • Breathing
  • Rivers
  • One Of The Chosen
  • Bloodsports
  • Lust For Power
  • No Mirror, No Shadow
  • High
  • Family
  • Vagabonds
  • Wired
  • Bad Old World
  • Masterrace
  • Poison Street

 

davebAfter almost thirteen years as guitarist with New Model Army, Dave Blomberg has left the band to spend more time with his young family and concentrate on his other project 'Nozzle' whose second album 'Twisted Vision' is getting major label interest in the USA. His last performance with us was at this years Beautiful Days Festival where New Model Army formed the band for the performance of Rev Hammer's Freeborn John.

Dave's replacement has been confirmed as Marshall Gill, who was brought to our attention by a studio engineer with whom we worked on the new album. Marshall made his debut at the Festival de la Sierrevoise in Switzerland on August 27th. This will be followed by Dusseldorf, Warsaw and then the North American Tour.

European fans (other than those at the above dates) will get their first taste of the new line up on the first night of the tour in Exeter on October 13th.

We want to thank Dave for everything he has given to the band for the past twelve and a half years. His contribution and unique style will be missed, but we totally understand his decision that his family should come first. We wish him well with Nozzle who fans also got a chance to see at Beautiful Days this year.

Marshall picks up from a long line of exceptional guitarists with whom we have been proud to share a stage and we are sure he will fit right in.

Although this will come as a complete surprise to all of you, please understand that we were unable to make any announcement until now to protect the privacy of all concerned.

New Studio Album

The latest news on the new album is all positive. Justin and the band have been hard at work in their Bradford studio working up new material. A couple of the new songs have been previewed at acoustic shows over the summer, but the remainder are being kept very close to home.

The band will go into a studio buried deep in the Welsh hills later this month to lay the rhythm tracks. At the controls will be producer/engineer Chris Tsangarides whom the band met earlier this year when he mixed the audio for the Live 161203 DVD. Chris has a tremendous track record stretching back 20 years with a wide and varied roster of artists that include Killing Joke, The Sisters Of Mercy, Concrete Blond, Depeche Mode, Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne and (so it says here) Billy Ocean!

It will be clear by the end of the month exactly how work is progressing, but we remain confident of a spring 2005 release (mind you, we said that last year, and the year before...............)

We will endeavor to keep you all up to date with progress


Tour News

N America

Apologies to all for the postponement of the N American dates that were scheduled to start in a couple of weeks. Due to recording commitments we are now looking to return in the spring. Provisional period is March/April but the final period will depend on our successful application to perform at a national music showcase festival.

The planned cities remain the same - DC, NYC, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Phoenix, LA, SF, Seattle and any others that we can make work.

Europe

The final itinerary for the December dates can be confirmed as:

11th - Dublin - The Village
12th - Cork - The Vault
15th - Cambridge - Junction
16th - Manchester - Academy 2
17th - London - Astoria
18th - K�ln - Palladium
19th - Den Haag - Paard

Tickets for the above shows are available from the usual outlets and full details can be found on the tour page.



Art & Artefacts Exhibition


Was successfully launched at the Courthouse Arts Centre, a gallery in Otley near Bradford on Saturday 25th of September by a sold out show from Justin and Dean. The exhibition features a small selection of the forthcoming big display and was centred around original Joolz artwork, including the original Ghost Of Cain leather jacket. There was also a live "chat" on the Noticeboard during the event which can still be viewed.

The full exhibition, including more of Joolz' originals, backdrops, rough lyric originals, old instruments, t-shirt designs, music, DVDs and much more will open at the international gallery, Cartwright Hall in Bradford on the 11th December and run until the 30th of January 2005. The preview will run in Otley until October 9th.

There has been a tremendous interest in this exhibition from many different parts of Europe and we hope to incorporate it into the celebrations for next years 25th anniversary of New Model Army.



1980 - 2005
25 years of New Model Army

In addition to the release of the long awaited new studio album next year there is to a flurry of activity regarding the band's 25th birthday. EMI are already in discussion with us to re-master and release the EMI studio catalogue. These are rumoured to come in special 2CD sets with the full album on one disc and associated rarities and bonus tracks & b-sides on the other. More news on that next newsletter.

Plus, with a new album will come a long and wide reaching tour. We are hopefully to finally return to S America some time next year having.


Nozzle


The new Nozzle album "Twisted Vision" is now available in The Shop and will shortly be in store across Europe.

For those that are unaware, Nozzle is the side project formed by NMA guitarist Dave Blomberg and features Michael Dean on drums.

www.nozzle.org.uk

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New EMI compilation

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On October 18th EMI will release a budget compilation ("The Collection") featuring a few choice singles and select album tracks. This is being aimed at mainstream music retail (superstores, supermarkets, service stations) to try to spread the word on NMA and introduce us to a new audience that may only be familiar with one or two singles. There is nothing on the album that you will not have already but it is a great sounding CD and has new Joolz artwork .

Track Listing: Stupid Questions, 225, Eleven Years, Courage, Space, Heroes, 51st State, Vanity, No Rest, Ballad Of Bodmin Pill, Deadeye, Smalltown England (Live), Drag It Down, I Love The World (Live)

The NMA Art & Artefacts Exhibition

Thanks to the hard work of Nina Baptiste and Joolz Denby, the New Model Army Art & Artefacts Exhibition will be going ahead. Many thanks also to those who sent in comments and submissions, which were very helpful (and interesting). The exhibition will open first in small preview format at the Courthouse Arts Centre, a gallery in Otley near Bradford on Saturday 25th of September. It will be launched with a gig by Justin and Dean (which is already sold out) and will run for two weeks. At this stage, with only a very limited display space, the exhibition will be based around examples of Joolz' original NMA artwork. The full exhibition, including more of Joolz' originals, backdrops, rough lyric originals, old instruments, t-shirt designs, music, DVDs and much more will open at the international gallery, Cartwright Hall in Bradford on the 11th December and run until the 30th of January 2005.

Since the original exhibition plans were made, there has been a great deal of interest in the project from a number of other galleries across Britain and beyond, so we now hope that the exhibition will be 'on tour' for much of the band's 25th year.

Obviously the exhibition will be visited by hundreds of people who are not familiar with New Model Army, or the way in which for many people, it has become more than just a band. Therefore, it is our intention to include in the exhibits an album of writings, stories and reminiscences from Family members for whom NMA has been an important factor in their lives. These writings could take the form of testimonies about the effect NMA has had on you, along the lines of the wonderful letters already sent to Nina; or they could be in story or letter form or they could be poems. Contributions can be either anonymous or signed. Please send your submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Tour News

N America

We are still planning to be back across the Atlantic for full band electric shows this autumn. We are currently looking at several options with the most likely being October 13th to 26th and taking in:

Washington DC
New York City
Boston MA
Toronto (possibly Montreal as well)
Chicago
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Seattle.

We would love to do more, but the costs for the full band are much higher than the three piece show. If all goes according to plan we should be announcing details at the end of this month

 

Europe

The traditional run off New Model Army shows will take place again this winter. Full details will be announce in the next newsletter. The period will be December 15th to 20th inclusive.

 

Justin Solo

Justin Sullivan will be doing one concert (completely) solo in Trier at the Roman amphitheatre on September 4th. It's possible that there might be a other one-off gigs this autumn but it is understood that the priority is to finish the new album.


New Studio Album


Since the last newsletter the band have been very busy touring America and Justin has been popping in and out of Europe for festival activities.

In between all that work has progressed steadily on the material to the follow up to Eight and the first recording sessions will be taking place before the proposed N American tour.


Beautiful Days


Congratulations to The Levellers on their success with the Beautiful Days festival. Tickets are all sold out and those of you that were at last years event will know what a treat those than weren't are in for. NMA are on the main stage on Sunday night at 8pm. If you get the chance, also check out Warmachines Of Love in the Big Top at 1:00 pm on the same day - the band features one Adrian Portas former NMA guitarist.
Nozzle
The new Nozzle album "Twisted Vision" will be released on Attack Attack Records at the end of September with stocks in The Shop from the beginning of that month. For those of you that are unaware, Nozzle is the side project of NMA guitarist Dave Blomberg and the new album also features the drumming talents of Michael Dean.



Online Shop


There will be a delay in the processing of orders at the Online store during the last two weeks of August while the Shop Team take short holiday. Please carry on ordering as normal and they will get all orders out as quickly as possible on their return.

Justin Sullivan and Friends

 

Tales of the Road

 

The Justin, Michael and Dean live album is finished and the first copies are now available for purchase in The Shop. It will be in all good high street shops next month.

 

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The DVD, recorded in Darmstadt last year will be released early next month.

 


North American Update

 

As with last year it is the final pieces that take the longest.

 

Justin & Dean plus Michael playing percussion are returning for a lengthy trip in April. Bringing Michael allows for a greater breadth of material and brings us one step closer to the full band - still our ambition before the end of the year!!

 

The tour as it stands now is

 

April

17 - Boston MA, Mid East
18 - Albany NY, Valentines
19 - Off
20 - Rochester NY, Bug Jar
21 - Buffalo NY, Mohawk Palace
22 - Pittsburgh PA, Rex Theater
23 - Indianapolis IN, Radio Radio
24 - Chicago IL, Bottom Lounge
25 - Cinncinnatti OH
26 - Louisville KY
27 - Off
28 - Nashville TN
29 - Athens GA
30 - Atlanta GA, Star Bar

 

May

 

1 - Charlotte NC
2 - Chapel Hill NC
3 - Off
4 - Richmond VA, Nancy Raygun
5 - Baltimore WA, Otto Bar
6 - New York NY, Knitting Factory
7 - Brooklyn NY, Southpaw
8 - Providence RI, Living Room
9 - Off
10 - TBA CA
11 - San Juan Capistrano CA
12 - San Diego CA, Brick by Brick
13 - Tucson AZ, Plush
14 - Albuquerque NM,
15 - Denver CO,
16 - Off
17 - Salt Lake City UT
18 - Off
19 - San Francisco CA, DNA
20 - Los Angeles CA, Spaceland
21 - Seattle WA, Tractor Tavern
22 - Vancouver BC
23 - Victoria BC, Lucky Bar

 

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Astoria DVD

 


Sound has been mixed by the band with producer Chris Tsangarides and the results are sad to be outstanding.

 

Work is underway on the visuals and we hope to have a lot more to report (such as what it will be called) when we get to the April newsletter

 



New Studio Album

 


Since last month work has progressed significantly towards the ever-so-long-awaited-new-New-Model-Army-full-band-studio-album. The song writing and demos now have "real substance" according to our sources and we will continue to let you know how things develop.

 


Summer Fun

 


We are planning a few short excursions this summer. We hope to announce a welcome return to a beloved outdoor venue in Germany later this month for a show in early summer. We are also confirmed to play at this years Beautiful Days festival near Exeter on the week-end of 21st and 22nd of August.

 


Red Sky Coven Volumes 1 & 1?

 


Did you buy RSC Vols 1 & 2 (blue 2 disc set) on the recent tour, only to get home and find Vols 1 & 1? We know there are at least 25 copies (one box) like that and have only had 12 back so far. If you have one please return it to the address below for immediate exchange (we will even refund your postage)

 

RSC
c/o NMA Online
PO Box 2736
Wincanton
BA8 0YF
UK

 

South Africa
Johannesburg

 

We are delighted to be able to report that in addition to the two full band shows on 19th & 20th March in Johannesburg there will be a third show in JHB. On Wednesday 17th at Doors Nightclub Justin and Dean will perform an exclusive acoustic set as a warm up and to announce our arrival in South Africa.

 

 

 

Cape Town

 

In response to incredible demand, Justin will be performing an additional solo show in Cape Town on Saturday 3rd April. As this newsletter was being prepared we were still awaiting confirmed details but will update this space as soon as we know more.

 

Details for these shows can be found at the website of the promoters in South Africa - www.alter-ego.co.za

 



South Africa tour CD

 

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Another reminder that to coincide with the dates in March a limited edition compilation CD is being produced for the South African market. Entitled "Original 20" it is a collection along the lines of Great Expectations but featuring a slightly different listing:

 

It has been produced by the organizers of the tour to help offset the high cost of bringing us to SA and will be limited to 2000 copies. It will only be available at the shows and at branches of Look & Listen - a chain of CD stores in SA who are helping to promote the dates and are also selling tickets, although that said, we are bound to smuggle a few copies home and hope to able to offer limited quantities through The Shop!

 


Attack Attack Records

 


The label set up by the band to release new material by NMA has just releases it's first non NMA product. We are proud to be producing our friend Rev Hammer's new studio CD "Spitting Feathers". It is currently available in The Shop and will be on general release soon.

We will be following this up with the new album from Dave Blomberg's excellent side project Nozzle. The album, entitled "Twisted Vision" will be released in the early summer to coincide with a European tour which is currently being put together.

Justin Sullivan and Friends

Tales of the Road

The Justin, Michael and Dean live album is finished and will be released into the shops at the end of March. We expect to have early stock in the on-line shop on this site at the beginning of March

The long delay has been caused by touring commitments and by the the very real problem of searching through the many shows that were recorded for the best tracks. Final listing is al follows:

Tales of the Road
Heroes
Afternoon Song
Ocean Rising
Lurstapp
Headlights
Masters Of War
These Words
Drummy B
All Of This
Stranger
Inheritance
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Someone Like Jesus

The DVD will be released shortly after the CD.


North America

As we said last month we are going back to America in April to carry on where we left off, and this time MIchael Dean will be accompanying Justin and Dean

The dates as they stand today are listed below. If a venue is listed then we have a provisional confirmation of the show. As soon as the whole thing is sorted we will post full details and we will update this list as we go.

April

16 - TBA
17 - Providence RI or Boston MA
18 - Albany NY, Valentines
19 - Off
20 - Rochester NY, Bug Jar
21 - Buffalo NY
22 - Pittsburgh PA, Rex Theater
23 - Columbus OH
24 - Cincinnati OH
25 - Off
26 - Louisville KY, The Dame
27 - Off
28 - Nashville TN, Exit In
29 - Atlanta GA
30 - Athens GA

May

1 - Charlotte NC
2 - Chapel Hill NC, 506
3 - Off
4 - Richmond VA, Nancy Raygun
5 - Baltimore WA, Otto Bar
6 - New York NY, Knitting Factory
7 - Brooklyn NY, Southpaw
8 - Providence RI or Boston MA
9 - Off
10 - TBA CA
11 - Long Beach CA
12 - San Diego CA
13 - Tucson AZ, Plush
14 - Albuquerque NM, Launchpad
15 - Denver CO, Climax Lounge
16 - Off
17 - Salt Lake City UT
18 - Off
19 - Las Vegas NV
20 - Los Angeles CA
21 - Seattle WA
22 - Vancouver BC
23 - Victoria BC

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Astoria DVD


Work has now started on the production of this exciting new release. Michael Dean is going into the studio in mid February with producer Chris Tsangarides to mix the sound, so that part will be as good as it gets. Don't forget that a CD of the concert will be packaged with initial copies of the DVD.

We don't have details of the release date as yet but hope it will be out before the summer - that'll give us a good excuse to go on tour..............

 

Babies in the Family

Congratulations to our European booking agent Dave Chumbley and his wife Rom on the birth of baby Tom.

Also big love to Gill, Dave's PA who gave birth to baby Louis a few days later.



Red Sky Coven


Justin, Joolz, Rev and Brett would like to thank everyone involved the the recent dates. They said that the last run was the most enjoyable so far they hope you all had a great time.

It has been brought to our attention that some copies of the Red Sky Coven Vol 1&2 CD that were sold on the tour were actually Red Sky Coven Vol 1&1 !! If you were unlucky enough to get home and find two copies of disc 1 in your CD, please send it to us for an immediate replacement.

RSC
c/o NMA Online
PO Box 2736
Wincanton
BA8 0YF
UK

South Africa


Less than a month to go as theis (late as usual) Newsletter was being prepared. We are very thrilled to be making out first visit. We have had communications fromfans asking why we are only playing is Johannesburg. There are many reasons, one is cost and the other main one is a lack of suitably sized venues with production. We hope that when the success of the forthcoming trip becomes more widely known, we will be able to come back and do a broader series of dates.

Details for these shows can be found at www.alter-ego.co.za



South Africa tour CD

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To coincide with the dates in March a limited edition compilation CD is being produced for the South African market. Entitled "Original 20" it is a collection along the lines of Great Expectations but featuring a slightly different listing:

It has been produced by the organisers of the tour to help offset the high cost of bringing us to SA and will be limited to 2000 copies and will only be available at the shows and at branches of Look & Listen - a chain of CD stores in SA who are helping to promote the dates and are also selling tickets


Track listing:

Wonderful Way To Go
You Weren't There
Stupid Questions
Believe It
Here Comes The War
Orange Tree Roads
Green & Grey
Understand U
Whitecoats
Vagabonds
The Price
Fate
Whitelight
Master Race
Poison Street
51st State
Stranger
Smalltown England
Great Expectations
Long Goodbye

Happy New Year

2004 already - where does the time go?

You will all be pleased to know that the new NMA studio album is our #1 priority for this year. Work is under way at the band's studio in Bradford and we will keep you up to date with how things are progressing


North America

Plans are underway for a return to touring in America. As we stated before, the plan is to come back with Justin & Dean and carry on where we left off.

It is looking likely that we will start in New York on or about April 15th and then go south and east - taking in Virginia, The Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Louisiana. We hope to then hop further west and do LA, San Diego, Tijuana, Tucson, Albuquerque, Denver, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.

As before any suggestions for suitable venues (150 - 400 capacity with good house sound system) more than welcome. Please mail thoughts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The states and cities above are only provisional but we hope to have most of this in place by the end of this month.


Justin Sullivan and Friends album & DVD

Is finished. As this is being typed the final mix is playing in the background. We will announce release details in the next newsletter.


Red Sky Coven


All dates are confirmed and on sale. The final piece being the Netherlands show, which is confirmed in The Paard van Troje in Den Haag on February 5th

21.01 Bonn Harmonie
22.01 Gelsenkirchen Kaue
23.01 Bremen Schlachthof
24.01 Bielefeld Ringloschuppen
25.01 Munster Jovel Music Hall
27.01 Frankfurt Sinkkasten
28.01 Berlin Quasimodo
29.01 Hamburg Fabrik
30.01 Hildesheim Vier Linden
31.01 Erlangen E Werk
01.02 Munich Muffathalle
03.02 Stuttgart Schutzenhaus
04.02 Trier Tuchfabrik
05.02 Den Haag Paard van Troje
08.02 Oxford Zodiac
09.02 Wolverhampton Wulfren Hall
10.02 Manchester Life Cafe

 

Astoria DVD


Those of you who made it to The Astoria on Dec 16th will not have failed to notice the cameras. There were 8 in all, including a madman who spent all show in the pit, and the rushes (previews of each cameras shots) look great. This DVD is being produced by a third party so we have little control over the timing but we hope that it will be out sooner rather than later.

As we have previously stated, the DVD will come packed with an audio CD of the same concert.



South Africa


Details are confirmed and as you have probably read elsewhere the full band will be playing two shows in Johannesburg on Friday and Saturday, 19th & 20th March, at the Newtown Music Hall (previously known as The Mega Music Hall). Advance tickets are priced at 185 Rand.

There will also be a warm up show, on 17th March, when Justin (possibly accompanied by Dean) will play at the Doors nightclub. Tickets for this show are very limited and are priced at 100 Rand advance.

Newsletter

Welcome to our third newsletter.

Sorry it is a bit late this month but between America and Europe there has been little time. However you can find news here of the forthcoming Red Sky Coven dates and first news of our debut in South Africa.


North America

 We'd like to thank all the people who attended the shows in North America for the fantastically warm welcome we received. Despite (or maybe because of) the long wait and the huge mileage count (6987 in three and a half weeks), this was the most enjoyable tour we have done there and we hope it
won't be too long before we return - perhaps in Spring in the same format to play some of the areas that we couldn't reach this time and then hopefully with the full band after the next album.

A number of releases are now scheduled for North America....

Three titles are already available - Navigating By The Stars, Eight & Strange Brotherhood were released through Redeye Distribution on Dec 2nd. Lost Songs & ...& Nobody Else, the two 2CD sets available will be released early in the Spring




Justin Sullivan and Friends Project:

The live DVD and album recorded on last years tour have unfortunately been delayed but are finished and will finally be released in the spring.



Red Sky Coven


Three years since their last tour together, Red Sky Coven are back. Justin Sullivan, Joolz Denby, Rev Hammer and Brett Selby will be taking their unique blend of poetry, music, humour and story-telling on a short series of dates in Germany, Holland and Britain. For those that have not seen this show, it is a truly unique event based on a twenty year friendship between
four very different artists....

21.01 Bonn Harmonie
22.01 Gelsenkirchen Kaue
23.01 Bremen Schlachthof
24.01 Bielefeld Ringloschuppen
25.01 Munster Jovel Music Hall
27.01 Frankfurt Sinkkasten
28.01 Berlin Quasimodo
29.01 Hamburg Fabrik
30.01 Hildesheim Vier Linden
31.01 Erlangen E Werk
01.02 Munich Muffathalle
03.02 Stuttgart Schutzenhaus
04.02 Trier Tuchfabrik
05.02 Den Haag Paard
08.02 Oxford Zodiac
09.02 Wolverhampton Wulfren Hall
10.02 Manchester Life Cafe

New New Model Army DVD + free audio CD

While the planned DVD from the 20th anniversary shows at the Astoria has been held up indefinitely by contractual and technical problems, we are planning once again to film at the Astoria this Christmas. This DVD will be available from mid-spring and will be packaged with a free audio CD of the same concert


New Model Army in South Africa

We are currently putting the finishing touches to the plans that will take us to South Africa for the first time.

Arriving in Johannesburg on March 16th, Justin & Dean will play an opening night show on March 17th with the band then playing two full sets on March 19th and 20th. Naturally, we are very excited to be going to a country with such a history for the first time. We should have full details in time for the next newsletter.

Justin Sullivan and Friends Project:

We'd like to thank the people in Turkey, especially in Ankara, for giving us such a phenomenal welcome in October. We have honestly never played to a wilder audience. Justin and Dean are now in America about to embark on the long-awaited tour - more details further down...

The live DVD from Darmstadt Central Station is finished and should be available before Christmas. We have divided it up into two parts: a shortened concert with all the omitted songs included as extras.

Track Listing:

Better Than Them
Aimless Desire
Heroes
Twilight Home
Ocean Rising
Masters Of War
You Weren't There
Sun On Water
No Sense
Long Goodbye
If You Can't Save Me
Ballad of Bodmin Pill
Lovesongs
Snelsmore Wood
Green and Grey
All Of This
Gimme Shelter
Inheritance
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Extras:

Stoned, Fired and Full of Grace
Trees in Winter
Lust For Power
Tales Of The Road
The Attack
Green.

We have also included camcorder footage filmed by Joolz of Inheritance performed at the Mayday Festival in Munich which focuses on Michael's astonishing percussion playing.


The live complilation album, entitled Tales Of The Road, has also been finished and should be available around the same time. There is obviously some crossover of material with the DVD here but mostly these are different versions:

Track Listing:

Tales Of The Road
Heroes
Afternoon Song
Ocean Rising
Lurstaap
Headlights
Masters Of War
These Words
Drummy B
All Of This
Stranger
Inheritance
225
Someone Like Jesus


North American Records News:

Following up last months information we are pleased to report that the new US compilation - Great Expectations, The Singles Collection has bee released and is available in store in N America and also via import in selected European shops. The Shop on this website also has a good and reliable supply and costs £12.00 + p&p. The extra cost over our normal CD prices covers the added costs involved in importing them.

We are also delighted to confirm that Redeye distribution have started the roll out of previously unavailable titles in N America.

The first three releases are:

Justin Sullivan - Navigating By The Stars

New Model Army - Strange Brotherhood

New Model Army - Eight

The will all be released across N America on December 2nd.

We will follow up with other titles in the spring



Meanwhile the North American tour has started and in fact we are composing this newsletter sitting in our motel in Washingtom DC before we load in to the Black Cat.

 

5 - Washington DC - Black Cat
6 - Lancaster PA - Chameleon Club
7 - Hoboken NJ - Maxwells
8 - New York NY - Sin-e - two shows (early & late)
9 - Philadelphia - North Star Bar
10 - Montreal - Club Saphir
11 - Toronto ONT - Lee's Palace
13 - Clevland OH - Beachland Ballroom
14 - Chicago IL - Bottom Lounge (early show)
15 - St Louis MO - Creepy Crawl
17 - Kansas City MO - El Torreon
18 - Dallas TX - Gypsy Tea Room
19 - Houston TX - Axiom
21 - Phoenix AZ - Mason Jar
22 - Los Angeles CA - Echo Lounge (early show)
23 - Santa Ana CA - Galaxy Theatre
25 - San Francisco - DNA Lounge
26 - Livermore CA - Pine Street Bar & Grill
28 - Portland - DV8
29 - Seattle - Tractor Tavern (early show)

The response from promoters and fans has been very positive and we are looking forward to some great shows

Radio

If you live in the NYC area, tune into the breakfast show on WBAI on Friday 7th where Justin will be interviewed and will perform a couple of numbers live in the studio



Red Sky Coven


Dates are still being confirmed, but the long-awaited Red Sky Coven tour will begin in Germany around the 20th of January and will include dates in Britain and possibly the Netherlands.


New New Model Army DVD + free audio CD


While the planned DVD from the 20th anniversary shows at the Astoria has been held up indefinitely by contractual and technical problems, we are planning once again to film at the Astoria this Christmas. This DVD will be available from mid-spring and will be packaged with a free audio CD of the same concert

 

Newsletter #1 - October 2003

Justin Sullivan and Friends Project:

As promised, there is both a live DVD of the concert in Darmstadt and a live album on their way. Dean has been in Germany recently editing the Darmstadt footage while Justin and Michael spent much of the summer listening to and mixing the many hours of available material for a compilation album. The trio's shows at Ankara and Eskisehir in Turkey will take place on the 17th and 18th of October and, for the many Turkish fans who have been asking, we hope there will be a full NMA show in Istanbul next year.

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photo - Chiaki Nozu


North America:

We have been making every effort to make something happen here for the many people who have kept the faith in North America for so long. We are confident that the long awaited tour will take place in November but we have not been able to formally announce all the dates as we do not yet have either a complete itinerary nor work permits (though we are not anticipating any problems with these). For both budgetary and personal reasons, Michael will not be coming on this occasion so we expect that the concerts to be based around the blistering performance given by Justin and Dean in front of 50,000 people at this year's Rheinkultur Festival.

However we realise that many people need to know at least roughly where we will be going. Our approximate month-long itinerary begins in Washington DC. Then we will make our way up the East Coast, through Eastern Canada to Chicago, south to Texas, across to Los Angeles and finally north to Seattle. The itinerary as it stands is listed below. Confirmed shows in bold. The rest will be updated as we get them



Great Expectations - The Singles Collection

A few months ago, Superfecta Records who have licensed the band's Capitol Records catalogue approached us to let us know that they would be putting out a 'History' type compilation of NMA singles in North America and to invite our contribution. We are pleased to say that they have agreed to include the band's Sony and more recent singles, a couple of gems previously unavailable on CD (including Andy Wallace's 'Poison Street 12inch' mix) and some new original Joolz artwork. This album is released in America on Oct 9th. Stocks are on their way to The Shop for European collectors and a free download of one Wonderful Way To Go is available here.

 

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We are also close to reaching a deal with a US distributor for the band's last four releases on their own Attack Attack label together with Justin's 'Navigating By The Stars' album that was recently #1 pick in the long-running Stateside Underground music magazine 'The Big Takeover.'

Great Expectations

The Price
No Rest
Better Than Them
Brave New World
51st State
Poison Street (extended mix)
White Coats
Stupid Questions
Vagabonds
Green & Grey
Get Me Out
Purity (single edit)
Here Comes The War
Living In The Rose
Wonderful Way To Go (single version)
You Weren't There
Orange Tree Roads


New Model Army Acoustic Show - featuring Justin Sullivan & Dean White.
North America - November 2003
Revised itinerary at 7th October

5 - Washington DC - Black Cat
6 - Boston - venue TBC
7 - Hoboken NJ - Maxwells
8 - New York NY - Sin-e
9 - Philadelphia - North Star Bar
10 - Montreal - venue tba
11 - Toronto ONT - Lee's Palace
13 - Clevland OH - Beachland Ballroom
14 - Chicago IL - Bottom Lounge
15 - St Louis MO - Creepy Crawl
17 - Kansas City MO - El Torreon
18 - Dallas TX - Gypsy Tea Room
19 - Houston TX - Axiom
21 - Phoenix AZ - Mason Jar
22 - Los Angeles CA - Echo Lounge
23 - Santa Ana CA - Galaxy Theatre
25 - San Francisco - DNA Lounge
28 - Portland - DV8
29 - Seattle or Vancouver - venue TBC

Lots of miles to which we are looking forward very much. After a ten year break, visas permitting, we will be back. Please help these shows be as special as the European ones. Any help with street level promotion gratefully received.



EMI:

Always trying to find ways of continuing to exploit their catalogue, EMI are discussing releasing a DVD of their promotional videos. As we have succeeded in doing with Superfecta, we are currently trying to persuade them to include more recent promos and other material including perhaps some or all of the 1996 Bizzarre Festival concert.
Great Expectations - track listing

 

Red Sky Coven


Plans are afoot for a long awaited Red Sky Coven tour. We are looking at the end of January at the moment and will advise as soon as things become clear.



NMA

The December shows will be the band's first concerts this year. However work has already begun on a new album for release next year and we expect that some of the new material will be played at some of these shows. Meanwhile Nelson has continued to be involved in a whole host of musical projects in the Colchester area while Dave has been putting the finishing touches to the second 'Nozzle' CD.
There will be a lengthy tour in support of the new album next year

On Monday, January 13th, Justin shipped out as a passenger on the Canmar Pride - an Atlantic ice-cutting freighter, bound for Montreal. During the voyage, which lasted approximately eleven days Justin sailed through two hurricanes and arrived safely late on Friday 24th.

Justin spent his time watching the waves, doing interviews via the ship's satellite phone and writing for the new NMA album which will be recorded later this year. On his arrival in Canada, he visited Saulte St. Marie, where his great grandfather, Edward Sullivan, was based during his time as Bishop of Algoma, during the late nineteenth century. He also hoped to find out more about his grandfather, the Canadian novelist, engineer and explorer Alan Sullivan. He completed his trip with a two day dog-sled expedition.

He is now home, working on material for the new Army album and preparing for the upcoming tour.