An update from the studio...

Hello one and all,

We thought we'd take the opportunity while we have a brief break from the studio to bring you up to date on everything....

Recording

Our new album 'The World Is Yours' is coming along fabulously. We've recorded a total of 18 new songs and we reckon it's our best yet so we're really looking forward to everybody hearing it.

Our joint campaign with PledgeMusic has been a great success and we achieved 100% of our funding target in just over 24 hours! If you were one of the Pledgers then we'd like to say thank you for your support.




A little about PledgeMusic

PledgeMusic enables friends and fans to get involved in the album way before release and in this case before we actually started recording. 'Pledging' on the forthcoming album means that all manner of exclusive items become available to you and you will receive 'pledger only' updates direct from us in the studio. These could be alternative versions of songs, interviews or even video clips put together by us.

To see one of our exclusive 'pledger' video clips go here;

If you'd like to pre-order the new album via PledgeMusic go here;


The UK Tour
To coincide with the new album's release (February 11th, 2013) we will be taking to the road for our first UK tour in nearly a year. Tickets are already selling very well so we're anticipating a really successful jaunt up and down the highways and byways of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland! We look forward to seeing you all there!

13 February 2013 Manchester Academy 3 Manchester Tickets
14 February 2013 The Cathouse Glasgow Tickets
15 February 2013 The Diamond Rock Club Ballymena Tickets
17 February 2013 O2 Academy Newcastle Newcastle Tickets
18 February 2013 The Cockpit Leeds Tickets
19 February 2013 Rescue Rooms Nottingham Tickets
21 February 2013 O2 Academy Islington London Tickets
22 February 2013 Steelhouse Club Newport Tickets
23 February 2013 Slade Rooms Wolverhampton Tickets
24 February 2013 The Fleece Bristol Tickets

That's it for now.

Thanks for your ongoing support and we'll see you all very soon!!

All the best,


Luke & Pete

UK Tour Dates Confirmed + More News...

Hi All,

It's been a really exciting couple of weeks here in Unionland!

PLEDGE MUSIC
Firstly our Pledge Music campaign left us both genuinely surprised and humbled at the speed it reached 100% (just over a day)! We can't thank you enough for this and it really has spurred us on with the songwriting process so watch out for the Pledge exclusive updates which will be landing in your inboxes over the next few months...
If you haven't yet 'pledged' then check out how to get involved here:
www.pledgemusic.com


UK TOUR

We delighted to announce our next UK tour is now on sale. We'll be hitting the road in February 2013 for our first tour in nearly a year and we'd love to see you there.

The dates are:

13 February 2013 Manchester Academy 3 Manchester Tickets
14 February 2013 The Cathouse Glasgow Tickets
15 February 2013 The Diamond Rock Club Ballymena Tickets
17 February 2013 O2 Academy Newcastle Newcastle Tickets
18 February 2013 The Cockpit Leeds Tickets
19 February 2013 Rescue Rooms Nottingham Tickets
21 February 2013 O2 Academy Islington London Tickets
22 February 2013 Steelhouse Club Newport Tickets
23 February 2013 Slade Rooms Wolverhampton Tickets
24 February 2013 The Fleece Bristol Tickets


CLASSIC ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

We're also chuffed that our last album 'Siren's Song' has been nominated for 'Album of the Year' by Classic Rock magazine. If you've not yet voted then you know what to do!
To vote for us go here:
awards.classicrockmagazine.com

That's it for now.

All the best,

Luke & Pete

Summer Sale + New Album Sneak Peak...

Hello everybody,

We hope you're enjoying the belated summer weather and Team GB's medal spurt in the Olympics!!

We've played a great run of festivals over the summer months so thanks to everybody that got themselves along to a show. Our 'Summer 2012' shirt went down particularly well, so well in fact that we only have a limited number left. That being the case we thought we'd be reckless and knock down the price to clear the decks at Union Towers and make way for album three when it arrives. Pick your 'Summer 2012' shirt up now for only £6.99 here.



Speaking of the new album we are chuffed to be offering you all a FREE download comprising of excerpts from five of our new tunes. If you'd like a sneak preview of the forthcoming Union album then click the DOWNLOAD button below.


There'll be more exciting news unfolding over the next few weeks regarding the new album so don't forget to check in regularly.

That's it for now.

Enjoy what's left of the summer, stay healthy and we'll see you all soon!

Cheers,

Luke & Pete.

New Album News!!!

Hello everybody!

Since ‘Siren’s Song’ has just been nominated for album of the year by Classic Rock magazine, we figured this was the perfect time to tell you all about our plans for album number three….

Since ‘Siren’s’ was released last October we’ve played a couple of successful UK tours as well as recently completing a goodly number of summer festivals across Europe so a big thank you to all of you that came along to share the experience.

Our new album will be entitled ‘The World Is Yours’ and will be released February 11th 2013. We’ve been busy working on the new material (we're delighted with the results so far) and we want to offer you all the chance get involved early by pre-ordering or making a ʻpledgeʼ on the forthcoming album. Thereʼll also be a number of rare, signed and VIP goodies on offer so whether you fancy joining us in the studio for a day or simply to be a VIP at one of our gigs, we want you to be in the loop!

Whatever you pledge on, you’ll receive a pre-order download of the album (delivered once the album is released) plus exclusive PledgeMusic updates so you can follow our progress via video diaries, blogs, photos and maybe even the odd sneak preview of the album. A percentage of proceeds will also go to Childline Rocks so you’ll get to feel virtuous and help a great cause at the same time! We’ll be working towards a minimum of pre-orders to make all this possible. No money will be debited from your bank account until we hit 100%.

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http://www.pledgemusic.com/theunion

We’re really looking forward to working with the good people at PledgeMusic. At a time when the music industry’s future is uncertain, they are enabling lots of artists to get their music out there by involving fans at an early stage of the creative process. We want you guys to get involved too because together we can help secure the future of great music!

Thanks for your continued support,

Luke & Pete.

A Summer Update!

Hello everyone....

Here's a quick update about everything going on this summer in Union land!
 
FREE DOWNLOAD
Yes folks, it's British summertime (cold, damp and grey!!) so to get you in the mood we're pleased to offer you a FREE download of a brand new summer mix of 'Make Up Your Mind'. Our good mate Rupert Coulson twiddled the knobs and came up with this new slant on the single version we released earlier this year. We figured as most of you already have at least one version of the song we'd give this one away to celebrate the arrival of festival season and (hopefully) better weather!

The Union - Make Up Your Mind (Summer Mix) - Free MP3 download

 
GIGS
We have several shows happening over the next few weeks so get yourself along to one if you can!
Date Title Venue City
08 June 2012 The Union The Duchess York
09 June 2012 Download Festival 2012 Donington Park Castle Donington
16 June 2012 Azkena Rock Festival Recinto Mendizabala Vitoria
06 July 2012 The Union The Rock Temple Kerkrade
07 July 2012 Bospop Bospop Weert
26 July 2012 Win For Life Suikerrock 2012 Grote Markt Tienen
28 July 2012 Steelhouse Festival Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm Aberbeeg,Nr. Ebbw Vale
STOP PRESS!
We've also just been added to the bill for the huge biker festival Bulldog Bash on August 10th!

Go here for more info;
http://www.bulldogbash.eu/
THE NEW SUMMER SHIRT!
As its Diamond Jubilee year we thought we'd try and capture the mood with this patriotic yet stylish Union Union Jack t-shirt (see what we did there?). If you want to fly the flag and be ready for not only the Jubilee but also the Olympic Games then pre-order now by going to our online store here: http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/stores/theunion/index.php
THE NEW ALBUM
We're writing loads of new material and hope to be in the studio to record album number three later this summer so watch out for more news soon!

That's all for now.
Looking forward to seeing you in a field (or even a tent) somewhere this summer!
 
All the best,

Luke & Pete
www.theuniononline.com