2009 is shaping up to be a very busy year for Carter USM frontman Jim Bob. After announcing he will join Carter band mate Fruitbat to perform the first four Carter albums in full at The London Forum (13 November) and Brixton 02 Academy (14 November) he has now released details of his new solo project.
The new Jim Bob solo album Goffam will be released in April. It tells the story of a city in the grip of crime. Jim Bob says; ‘The fire station is burning and a sniper is shooting at the nurses from the hospital roof. Another teenage life ends. The cops are corrupt, incompetent, or just lonely. A beacon is sent up into the sky for help. But Goffam’s superheroes are drunk, washed up or scared.’ It’s Dark man, dark,.
Recorded live and almost live with Chris T-T and Johny Lamb, Goffam is Jim Bob’s sixth solo album. This follows the critically acclaimed School (2005) and A Humpty Dumpty Thing (2007).
The Goffam tour dates are as follows. Tickets available below:
* Special guest Tim Ten Yen
14th April: SOUTHSEA, Cellars at Eastney * 15th April: BRISTOL, Thunderbolt
16th Aprl: WELWYN, Green Room 17th April: BIRMINGHAM, The Victoria
18th April: NEWBURY, Arlington Arts Centre 19th April: WINCHESTER, The Railway
22nd April: GLASTONBURY, Tor Rugby Club * 23rd April: LINCOLN, The Library Bar
24th April: LANCASTER, Yorkshire House 25th April: YORK, Fibbers
26th April: COATBRIDGE, The Georgian Hotel 29th April: CANNOCK, Tackeroo
30th April: MANCHESTER, Lass O Gowrie 1st May: OXFORD, TBC
2nd May: LONDON, The Borderline *