After years of threatening, English rockers Touchstone, are finally set to release their first ever DVD, titled “Live Inside Outside”, in June 2014. Comprised of Kim “Elkie” Seviour on lead vocals, Adam Hodgson on guitars, Rob Cottingham on keys & vocals, Moo on bass & vocals, and Henry Rogers on drums, Touchstone were labelled as one of the bands at the forefront of the “New Wave of British Prog”, and have enjoyed great success and rave reviews over the past 8 years, and have earned a reputation for being a great live band.
Kim, is currently running a personal campaign to raise awareness for ME (from which she has suffered for 4-5 years). She finds that music has a big benefit on ME and her general well being. Following on from the 2011 album ‘The City Sleeps’ which entered the UK rock album chart at no.36, 2013 saw the release of the band’s 4th studio album ‘Oceans Of Time’ which reached no.24 in the chart. The main feature of the new DVD is the bands show at The Robin 2 in Bilston, recorded in October 2013 on the Oceans Of Time album launch tour.
Also included on the DVD will be the whole set from the inaugural High Voltage Festival, filmed at Victoria Park in London, in July 2010; a 30 minute performance including songs from their first two studio albums, 2007 release ‘Discordant Dreams’, and their 2009 release ‘Wintercoast’, featuring a voice over by Oscar winning actor, Jeremy Irons. There will also be band interviews, other as yet unseen live footage and a “making of” section showing the writing, rehearsing and recording process for the Oceans Of Time album. The main gig footage has been recorded and edited by Rob Reed with the sound recorded directly from a mobile recording studio at the gig, by Chris Lynch, and is being compiled and mixed by Rob at his Cardiff studio.
To support the launch of the DVD, Touchstone will be playing 3 shows in June 2014.
Friday 20th June 2014The Borderline London
Saturday 21st June 2014 Classic Rock Society at Real Time Live Chesterfield
Sunday 22nd June 2014 The Robin 2 Bilston
Each of the 3 performances will feature a 90 minutes set from Touchstone spanning songs from all of their releases, and also full support bands at each venue too. The DVD will be available to purchase at each gig, and there will also be a limited edition pre-order available.
For further information: http://www.touchstonemusic.co.uk
“Touchstone Oceans Of Time hits greater extremes to sharp but freshened effect…..hard hitting contemporary fourth album” – Polly Glass
– Classic Rock – 8/10
John Wetton – ASIA – “Very Good”