After months of waiting we get two releases from Napoleon IIIrd, the first being his debut album 'In Debt To' which will finally be in shops from October 29th 2007 and the brilliant single 'Hit Schmooze For Me' which will be released as a digital download only on the same day. Both are to be released through Brainlove Records.
We caught up with James Mabbett AKA Napoleon IIIrd before a recent gig in Leeds to find out about the new album, his plans for a winter tour and what lengths he'll go to in order to find some of the most bizarre samples.
Recorded after several years of regular live performances and two limited, sold-out EPs, âIn Debt To:â, Napoleon IIIrdâs debut album, displays a meticulously refined sound, both lo-fi and stunningly complex in its production; behind the ragged vocals and strummed acoustic guitar lie swirling layers of brass and humming organs.
Check out Napoleon IIIrd live.
27 Oct 2007)Supernight @ The Maze Nottingham
29 Oct 2007)Pick Your Own @ The Big Chill House London
2 Nov 2007)Les Sons du Nord @ The Shakespeare Sheffield
3 Nov 2007)RETREAT@ST Dominics Newcastle
10 Nov 2007)DrownedInSound: Supporting Damo Suzuki Nottingham
13 Nov 2007)The Good Ship London
14 Nov 2007)The Soup Kitchen Manchester
15 Nov 2007)The Cellar Oxford
18 Nov 2007)Westhill (tbc) Brighton
19 Nov 2007)Instore at Pure Groove London
20 Nov 2007)Club Ifor Bach Cardiff
24 Nov 2007)WA1 Warrington
28 Nov 2007)Moo Bar Leamington Spa
15 Dec 2007)Grain Division #32 - The Christmas celebration at Carpe Diem Leeds
With thanks to the staff at The Cockpit for allowing us to use their premises!
Napoleon IIIrd Interview - Windows Media
Napoleon IIIrd performing The Casual Terrorist Vs. The International Board Of Wishing - Windows Media
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