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"Nothing To Declare"
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"Nothing To Declare" is the perfect studio album release from Stompin' on Spiders after their successful debut album "Follow My Thread". The album contains a whole new set of original songs featuring Noor Ali and Gazza Tee with additional support from Leslie Wilson of Freewater and Darren "DJ" Mather from The Stripped Down Blues Band.
Also available at all Stompin' on Spiders gigs
"Follow My Thread"
Available on MP3
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Stompin' on Spiders' stripped-back acoustic Blues/Rock style is individual as it is unique, blending the traditional ethos of Blues music with a very modern edge. “It’s the new tradition" is how a BBC music journalist enthusiastically described the live and recorded offerings from Stompin' on Spiders; "a radical mix of stripped-back blues and roots inspired by international world events". The "new tradition" inspired by Stompin' on Spiders, is now embraced by a growing army of "spider stompers" around the globe.
Originally founded at a Blues festival in April 2009, Stompin' on Spiders appeared at a number of prestigious festivals in the England the following summer, before hosting their very own “Tea Time Special” for the Worcester Music Festival. This unique live event was broadcast via internet radio that helped to project the Stompin' on Spiders "New Tradition" Blues to a global audience.
In the autumn (fall) of 2010, Stompin’ on Spiders moved into the recording studio and recorded over one hundred and fifty minutes of new material. From the session, an album called Follow My Thread was produced. The album blended blues-rock and fusion inspired original material with sympathetically reworked classic covers and is regarded as a true representation of the Stompin’ on Spiders musical style. In April 2011 Follow My Thread was released for digital distribution via Apple iTunes or Amazon.com
Building on their reputation through live performances and the free distribution of Follow My Thread (over 1,000 copies of the album were given away at gigs), Stompin’ on Spiders were invited to record a live performance for the BBC. The session was broadcast in April 2011 by BBC Introducing Hereford & Worcester and received favorable comment from listeners and critics alike. Thereafter, Stompin' on Spiders were in demand and they became the featured band on Firebrand Radio (UK) and UKAWAY FM (Spain) as well as enjoying prime-time airing of tracks from Follow My Thread on Radio Port Douglas .
In August 2011, Stompin’ on Spiders released a special limited edition E.P. in Far North Queensland, Australia to support the world famous Kuranda Scenic Railway and the community of Kuranda. Called Kuranda Brake, the E.P. featured tracks from the MP3 version of Follow My Thread plus hidden bonus tracks on only 40% of the limited edition run of E.P.’s
In late in 2011, a second studio album called Nothing To Declare was recorded and mixed and mastered at Noor's new studio at The Pleck. Containing original material throughout, the nine track album offered an insight to what drives Stompin’ on Spiders along as a band using a wide range of musical influences to produce the distinctive "New Tradition" Blues / Acoustic Rock sound. Nothing To Declare was released on 29th February 2012. The CD is still available at all Stompin' on Spiders gigs and Carnival Records (Malvern) and Rise Records (Worcester).
2013 began with a bang with a summer of live performances at local festivals and venues lined up (see the SoS gig guide) and with a good profile on independent radio stations being maintained in the UK and overseas, regular air play of tracks from both Stompin' on Spiders studio albums can be heard right across the planet. And if that was not enough, Becky Davis joined the "team" on percussion, giving the "New Tradition" sound of Stompin' on Spiders the extra edge that has been missing in the live performances. Plus, an fresh batch of songs are currently rolling-off the SoS song-writing production line for that "difficult" third album, meaning that 2013 is quite rightly shaping up to be a vintage year for the distinctive "New Tradition" Blues/Acoustic Rock sound!
P.S. Hear a sneak preview of "In Paradise" that was recorded on a beach in Far North Queensland. The track will appear on the "difficult" third Stompin' on Spiders album. Enjoy (but mind the flies!).