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Saint Ishmael Spring 2019 Tour by Jack Tasker

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We’re going on tour!

From February to May we’ll be heading up and down the M6 to get our new music into your ears. The Saint Ishmael tour will take in some of our favourite haunts and also new venues and cities. You can view all the dates on our shows page. We hope to see as many of you as possible out on the road.

Some shows are ticketed, some are free, we’ll be releasing the specifics for each show over the coming days. There will be Facebook Event pages on the DCMI Facebook page.

Our third album ‘Saint Ishmael’ will be released on vinyl and streaming services on Friday 22 February 2019. You can pre-order it from our store and from DROMA’s Bandcamp. The album features the fiery single ‘Blood Is Thicker’.

Farewell gig for Oli at the Vaults by Jack Tasker

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This Saturday (August 11) is something truly special. We are very lucky to be the last band to play whilst the Market Vaults, Stafford (spiritual home of DCMI offshoot Taskrz) whilst it us under the management of the wonderful Oli Kendall. Oli has championed original and interesting live music at the Vaults for years now, so we really want to give him an incredible send off. There are bands on throughout the day, so you could come down to the Vaults and make a day of it:

17.00 - Keshanadram

19.30 - Big Joe Bone

21.20 - Don't Call Me Ishmael

See you down there,
DCMI x

You're going to do what!? by Jack Tasker

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This weekend is going to be another glorious slice of Ishmael action. 

Last call for tickets to our gig on Friday (16 March) at The Victoria, Birmingham. Buy them from our store or ask us to put some behind the door for you. Oh and if you can't make Friday then come to our gig the following day in Stoke at The Underground, you'll be needing tickets for that one as well. 

Just one other thing. On Friday we're starting work on a crazy project. Frontman Gary Wilcox and axeman JT will be running a number of half marathons (and some assorted 10ks etc) in 2018 whilst creating an accompanying mini-documentary that looks at the parallels between long distance running and being in an independant pop band. No jokes, there are A LOT.

There are a number of reasons for wanting to do this, but probably the most important is that we wrote a song about running for our last album, so there's definitely some cross over that will create mad dollar for the band. Somehow. 

We will tell you more on Friday. See you there. 

DCMI x

Surviving Storm Ishmael by Jack Tasker

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The band were an emotional wreck on Friday. We had members stranded on the mean streets of Kings Heath, others carrying all their gear on the train and a saviour in the very likely shape of Adrian Tasker who battled the elements to get two of the band to Congelton Unplugged. Our gig for the festival was great, a tight blast through two 45 minute sets of our acoustic tunes. 

Stressful start aside this weekend was a high point for the band. Throughout Saturday we wrote and demo'd new material - including the blistering 'Blood is Thicker', which will be released as single in the coming months. In the evening we played a packed show at the Market Vaults, with support from the king of Stoke-on-Trent Merrym'n

Saturday's gig was amazing and we're really thankful for all those who braved the rubbish weather to come and listen to us. We hope you enjoyed it? 

Next stop is a headline slot in Birmingham on Friday 16 March at the Victoria (TICKETS) and then the day after we're at The Underground in Stoke (TICKETS).

Come down to either of these if you can. 

DCMI x

Coming to a harbour near you... by Jack Tasker

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Spring 2018 is looking like a mighty season for all of us on the good ship Ishmael. We have four gigs in March and our annual practice / song writing session. So expect some new material in our set list. 

We're covering some decent ground across the middle of the country during this string of dates. If you're in Birmingham then please come to our gig at The Victoria on Friday 16 March (tickets.) For Stoke / Stafford people there's plenty to pick from, why not come to all of them? 

We're very excited to get back out there. See you on the road...or seas...the metaphors get a little mixed. 

DCMI x

Ishmael's last gig of the year is happening tomorrow by Jack Tasker

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It's been a great year for the good ship Ishmael. We released an album in May that has been well received by people and has set a standard for what comes in 2018.

On Tuesday 5 December we will be playing our last gig of the year at The Glebe in Stoke. Support will be in the shape of Jay Johnson. Come down and celebrate with us. 

For more details go to the Facebook event page.