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Topic: Touchstone (UK): New album mixed and due Oct 2013
Posted By: yam yam
Subject: Touchstone (UK): New album mixed and due Oct 2013
Date Posted: June 28 2013 at 05:09
From the band's facebook pages today:" rel="nofollow -
"...amends for the studio on the final mixes sent...then final tracks ready for mastering, the recording part of the new album adventure is all energy is on the release...we hope to have title and artwork news very soon..."
The album is due for release in October, when the band will be touring with Von Hertzen Brothers to support it:
This from the band's website:" rel="nofollow -

Touchstone, Von Hertzen Brothers For UK Tour

With the support of Classic Rock presents Prog we can reveal that Touchstone and Von Hertzen Brothers will mount a double-header tour of the UK in October.

The bands, both of whom appeared at the inaugural HRH Prog Festival in Rotherham last month, are regarded as two of the most dynamic up-and-coming acts on the circuit.

Touchstone will be touring in support of thier new studio album due for release Oct 2013 - more details coming soon.

VHB are riding high with positive reviews for fifth album, released in March via Spinefarm Records.

Tickets are on sale now from the respective venues.

Touchstone / Von Hertzen Brothers UK tour

Oct 18: Glasgow King Tutís (08444 999 990)
Oct 19: York Duchess (08444 77 1000)
Oct 20: Cardiff Globe (07590 471 888)
Oct 25: London Garage (08448 471 678)
Oct 26: Liverpool Ericís Live (0151 236 9994)
Oct 27: Bilston Robin 2 (01902 401211)



Posted By: yam yam
Date Posted: October 22 2013 at 15:43
Well, the album was released a fortnight ago, and has been very well received so far. The band has posted on facebook today that the show on Sunday at the Robin 2 in Bilston is being recorded for their long-awaited (by me, at least  Embarrassed) first DVD. They had originally intended to put out a DVD last autumn, but it never happened, so this is indeed great news.  Thumbs Up
More info shortly...  Smile

Posted By: yam yam
Date Posted: May 23 2014 at 10:25

Touchstone have launched their first ever video Ė a promo for the track 'Contact', which was shot in Northcott Court - a venue used in a number of Hammer House Of Horror movies which were aired on UK's ITV network back in 1980.

The track is taken from the band's fourth album 'Oceans Of Time', and the date of the release of the DVD - shot during their tour supporting the album - should be announced very soon now.

The DVD, 'Live Inside Outside', was directed, mixed and edited by Magenta's Rob Reed and featured Touchstone's entire performance at Bilston in 2013. Also included is their full set from their appearance at the High Voltage festival in London in 2010, and a documentary on the making of 'Oceans Of Time'.
The band will offer the DVD on sale at their upcoming live shows, along with an EP containing 'Suffer The Little Children', a previously unreleased track laid down during album sessions.
Tour dates in support of the DVD launch:
Jun 20: London Borderline, with Credo
Jun 21: Chesterfield Real Time Live, with Colourflow
Jun 22: Bilston Robin 2, with Credo


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: May 26 2014 at 05:44
I've just ordered the album. Bit late I know but I'm interested in finding out more about this band.

Posted By: yam yam
Date Posted: June 03 2014 at 13:10
Sadly the mini tour supporting the DVD launch has been cancelled.
This from facebook today:" rel="nofollow -

"It is with great regret that due to family circumstances outside of the bandís control, Touchstone have cancelled their Live Inside Outside DVD launch gigs in June 2014.

This has been a very tough decision to make, as we have never had to cancel any gigs before, do not want to let anyone down, and after our Trinity Live show, we were really looking forward to the launch gigs. Unfortunately though, it is the only decision we could make when it involved supporting one of our band members through an unforeseen family illness.

Anyone who has purchased a ticket for The Borderline gig, on Friday 20th June 2014, your ticket will be valid for the special Christmas show on Friday 12th December 2014. If anyone requires a refund because they cannot attend that date, a full refund will be processed via the original point of purchase.

Similarly, if you purchased a ticket for The Robin 2 gig, on Sunday 22nd June 2014, your ticket will be valid for the special Christmas show there, on Sunday 14th December 2014. Again, if anyone requires a refund because they cannot attend that date, a full refund will be processed via the original point of purchase.

For those of you who have purchased a ticket for the CRS gig at Real Time Live in Chesterfield, on Saturday 21st June 2014, we are planning to reschedule a gig with the CRS but have yet to confirm a venue, or date, so please seek a refund from the original point of purchase for those tickets, and keep an eye open for the rescheduled date and venue.

Regarding the DVD, it will be released on Friday 4th July 2014 and in light of this announcement, we have also decided that the first 500 copies of the DVD will also ship with 1 of 500 Limited Edition signed copies of the Oceans EP. The EP contains a brand new song, Suffer The Little Children, plus 4 other previously unreleased tracks. It will be available to purchase exclusively through The Merch Desk. Further details will be available very soon.

We are really excited to be playing at the Summerís End festival in September, and of course our special Christmas gigs on the 12th & 14th December at The Borderline and The Robin 2, respectively.

Thank you very much for your understanding and your fantastic support and we are really looking forward to being back on stage very soon."

Moo, Adam, Elkie, Hen, Rob.

Don't know any more, but I wish the band well...Hoping it all sorts itself out favourably for them.

Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: June 03 2014 at 14:53
The album is excellent and would have made my top ten list for last year if I hadn't been so late getting it. Summers End is now looking very enticing.

Posted By: yam yam
Date Posted: June 16 2014 at 20:47

From" rel="nofollow - :

Touchstone have released a trailer and confirmed the contents of their Live Inside Outside DVD for July 4.

And the first 500 pre-orders of the three-disc set will secure a free signed EP containing previously unreleased track Suffer The Little Children.

Live Inside Outside contains the band's performance at the Robin 2 in Bilston last year, plus their open-air appearance at London's High Voltage festival in 2010.

The signed EP offer is the band's way of making up to fans after having to postpone their DVD launch events as a result of a family illness.

The package is available for pre-order now. The official link:" rel="nofollow -  wasn't working today, so the band made another one available:" rel="nofollow -  ( £15.99 incl postage UK, £16.99 Europe, £17.99 Rest of the World).

DVD 1: Inside Ė The Robin 2, Bilston, October 2013:
1. Intro
2. Flux
3. Corridors
4. Fragments
5. Solace 2013
6. Spirit Of The Age
7. Shadows End
8. Through The Night
9. Oceans Of Time
10. Contact
11. Strange Days
DVD 2: Outside Ė High Voltage Festival, London, July 2010:
1. Intro
2. Wintercoast
3. Shadow
4. Joker In The Pack
5. Strange Days (featuring John Mitchell)
6. Making Of Oceans Of Time, a film by John Siely
CD bonus disc:
1. Intro
2. Corridors
3. Fragments
4. Solace 2013
5. Spirit Of The Age
6. Shadows End
7. Through The Night
8. Oceans Of Time
9. Contact
10. Strange Days
Oceans EP:
1. Suffer The Little Children (new track)
2. Ocean Down (keys, bass, vocal mix)
3. Fragments (demo)
4. Contact (demo)
5. Flux (single edit)
Touchstone Live: Inside Outside trailer:
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