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.

A Sleeping Whale Wakes by Jack Tasker

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Ishmael is slumbering at the moment, getting ready to surface in the coming months. We've started recording new ideas, talking about our annual Christmas EP and some creative ideas for music making in 2018.  

The only bad part of being in a band comprised of people who are all in about five other bands means there are periods when we all have to go off and work on our other projects. More often then not with each other. We thought we'd let you know what everyone is up to. 

Gary is working hard on his folk roots project, Wilcox:Hulse, with long term collaborator Phil Hulse, they put out a single today from their new album, listen to it on DROMA's Bandcamp pageRob has released the third TMC single this year, prolific work from the indie pop masters, make sure you listen to 'End of the World.' Matt has been appearing across a lot of releases, but his stunning work on the Wilcox:Hulse album deserves a special mention, get All Change now, you won't regret it. Sophie has, like Matt, been playing on everything but a real shout out should be directed at her stunning work on TASKRZ's latest releases that dropped in early August, download both of them pronto. Last but not least, Jack has been the shadowy figure behind all of these projects, he recently did a long form interview with E MAJOR blog, where he went to great lengths to explain all the different musical projects he's got his finger in.

We'll be back on the road in December when we appear at The Glebe in Stoke, then a month later at The Swan Inn in Stone. You'll hear from that prior to that as the whale wakes. 

Speak soon, 
DCMI x 

I'm Broken, But I'm Fine released today by Jack Tasker

Today is the day - I'm Broken, But I'm Fine has been released to the world. You can buy it physically via our store by clicking here, downloading it from Bandcamp by clicking here or streaming it from Apple Music, Spotify etc. 

It's been a whole year since we started working on the project. The process of writing, recording and creating is a glorious one and we're so happy to have made it through this second album to tell the tale and release the record. We want to thank our families, friends and the other musicians who chipped in along the way.  

Get yourself a copy and let us know what you think. 

Love, 

DCMI x

To the Moon released today by Jack Tasker

It's here finally! 

To the Moon - the second single from 'I'm Broken, But I'm Fine' - is now ready for download from our bandcamp page or streaming via Apple Music, Spotify etc.

The track will be free to download over the weekend.

Please give it a listen, it's a solid gold belter. We even did a video for it, which you can watch here. We totally, 100% hired the rocket featured in the video.  

Love, 

DCMI x