Ned's Acoustic Dustbin to release album and play dates...
In September 2017, Ned’s were about to announce their first UK tour for 28 years with The Wonder Stuff.
Miles and Erica from TWS were ready to play acoustically for that live Facebook broadcast to make the announcement, so Miles suggested that Neds play a couple of their songs acoustically too.
“We don’t do acoustic” says Jonn.
“We don’t do acoustic” says Rat.
“I’ll play guitar for you Jonn” says Miles, cunningly.
“No, I’ll play guitar!” says Rat.
Ned’s Acoustic Dustbin was born.
Jonn hates to hear his voice laid bare, Rat was never a fan of playing acoustic guitar – he’s the noise monger, the guy with infinite delay, chunky distortion and a wrist that does 200rpm.
How on earth do you squeeze the essence out of songs written with Alex and Mat’s two bass guitars and Rat’s effect-laden sound? Take away Dan’s drums too?
Rat likes a challenge. He has got the acoustic bug – you can hear it in spades through these masterful interpretations.
Now Miles has bullied them into recording 14 songs in 4 days at the foot of the Long Mynd and somehow, he’s captured this Ned’s Acoustic vitality with aplomb.
What a happy little tale huh?
The album is released on Friday 13th December on Good Deeds Music.
Rat and Jonn are playing live dates - tickets on sale now.