Following the release of the taster 'Australia EP' in the summer, Joe Pernice, Norman Blake and Mike Belitsky deliver their debut long player as The New Mendicants in the New Year: 'Into The Lime' is released via One Little Indian on 20th January. Featuring 9 original nuggets of effervescent Hollies/ Byrdsian guitar pop and a version of Sandy Denny's 'By The Time It Gets Dark', the long established songwriting chops on display here come with a side serving of lyrical humour - not to say a delicious sprinkle of darkness.
UK & Irish dates in January.
Thursday 23rd London Dingwalls
Friday 24th Dublin Whelans
Saturday 25th Glasgow Celtic Connections @The Arches
Sunday 16th The Cellars at Eastney, Southsea
Monday 17th Model Village @The Portland Arms, Cambridge
Wednesday 19th The Greystones, Sheffield
Thursday 20th The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Friday 21st The Dulcimer, Manchester
Monday 24th Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
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