Mr. So & So Seek Help For Album Number Five
One of the British prog scene’s most underrated bands, Mr So & So, have just launched an ambitious fundraising campaign on the Pledge Music platform. The band are seeking to raise £20,000 to fund their fifth studio album Truths, Lies & Half Lies, as well as a live DVD and a short European tour.
The band have already written nine tracks for the successor to 2009’s self-released Sugarstealer album, including Apophis and You’re Coming Home, both of which have been aired at recent live shows. “This will be a much darker album and a lot weightier than Sugarstealer. The reason that we are trying to raise so much money is so we can at last have a production that really shows off what we can do,” explained guitarist and band co-founder Dave Foster.
Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery has long championed Mr So & So and previously produced their third album, 1998’s The Overlap. While the band are once again hoping to involve Rothery, who contributed a guitar solo to Sugarstealer track Oh Look! A Rainbow, they also plan to recruit a couple of other high profile progressive guests for their new album.
“Steve has been a wonderful and loyal supporter of Mr So & So,” Foster said. “It’s an honour to have him take such a keen interest in our band and we’re looking forward to supporting Marillion again later this month in Amsterdam.”
Mr So & So’s Pledge Music page can be found at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/mrsoandso.
Mr So & So support Marillion on 23 and 24 July at the Amsterdam Paradiso and on 14 September at the Sheffield Corporation. In addition the band play:
Cambridge Rock Festival on August 5
St Helens The Citadel on September 21
Wolverhampton The Robin on September 23 (with Also Eden and Crimson Sky).