Gigs & Festivals

Thomas Truax announces new album and tour

By | Published on Wednesday 11 January 2012

Thomas Truax

Thomas Truax has announced that he will tour the UK in support of his new album, ‘Monthly Journal’, when it is released in February.

As previously reported, the ‘Monthly Journal’ project saw Truax write a new song for every month of 2011 influenced by each period in some way. As it turned out, there was lots to influence him. Aside from the wider political and social upheaval last year, Truax’s personal life proved turbulent, with the death of his father, the break up of a five year relationship and, as the year drew to a close, tightened UK visa rules meaning he had to leave the country and move back to the US.

“Having committed to the monthly songs probably kept me sane”, Truax told Mark Radcliffe on 6music recently. “It was like the proverbial firmly-rooted tree I could hang on to, to keep from being completely swept up by the tornado”.

Listen to ‘Free As Fireflies In May’ from the album here:

Tour dates:

3 Feb: Southend, Railway Hotel
7 Feb: Exeter, Cavern Club
8 Feb: Cardiff, 10 Feet Tall
23 Feb: Cambridge, Portland Arms
3 Mar: Glasgow, Kelvingrove Museum
4 Mar: Glasgow, Kelvingrove Museum
6 Mar: Aberdeen, Tunnels
8 Mar: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms