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So here I still am...the time drifts on by and suddenly it's been six months since my last entry here; ho hum.

In this time I've been continuing to work on the next solo album, at glacial speed as it turns out.

I had a most enjoyable trip to Japan for some shows back in November and I'll be doing three nights at Cafe Oto in London in March. Details of these are up at touring. I have to point out, though, that they all sold out within days of the venue putting tickets on sale.

Apart from these there's nothing else planned on the live front in the immediate future.

Since the last entry there have been some more k group releases: Snapper have put out "Enter k", "Patient" and "The Margin" on vinyl. We don't have them for sale here but if you're interested (and if you didn't know about them before!) you can find them over at

As for the new one - well, it'll get done when it's done, it'll arrive when it arrives.

Self-evidently, I'm slower these days. I'll do my level best to be back with more news in the near future.

Just one more brief note about orders. As everyone knows postal costs have spiralled over the last few years, particularly Uk to Europe and Rest of World. Accordingly, we've now (finally) raised our shipping prices. They're still less than the actual shipping costs but we take the view that a mail-order purchase is, in the end, an all-in transaction. You'll see the shipping costs added in, of course, at the final stage of the ordering process.

In something of a counter-balancing act, we've now reduced the prices of *all* Fie! CDs on our list. They're now pegged at £10.50 and the "All that might have been" box set has come down in price to £17.00.

My previous notes about inactivity here and activity elsewhere:

I've been far from diligent of late in updating news here at Sofa Sound, even if hard news is a bit thin on the ground at the moment.

Partly this is the result of my continuing commitment to maintaining an online journal - at if you haven't yet come across it. (Though in fact I've been silent over on that platform for the last few months as well....) I began doing this in part because I realised that items I put up here on the latest news page have traditionally been erased  and overwritten as new stuff comes in - and of course it's now some time since the newsletters ceased being my favoured form of updating news. But in turn that's meant that I've been slow to put things up here. Must try harder....but of course the dissemination of info these days is spread over a number of different channels in any case.

(And should you be interested I also have a twitter identity, @Sofa_sound. My contributions there, though, are pretty random and sporadic....)

Many moons have passed...but you may also be interested, now, to go and check out where, finally, some lyric-labyrinthine adventures await, thanks to the indefatigable labours of Adrian. More on this anon, but it's only right to let you know that something's been/is afoot there....

Regarding the site...
The intention here is to have a fundamentally "white paper" place from which information rather than entertainment (or information as entertainment) can be gleaned. To this end the site should be under fairly constant revision. Once again, my apologies for being negligent in this regard over the last few months.