Micah P Hinson announces new album and UK dates (2014)
Story by Jack Foley
MICAH P Hinson has confirmed that his new album, Micah P. Hinson And The Nothing, will be released in the UK on March 10, 2014.
The singer will also play the following UK venues in support of the LP, including a date at London’s Union Chapel in April.
The tour dates are (all April 2014):
22 – Norwich Norwich Arts Centre
23 – Brighton Komedia
24 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
25 – Nottingham Bodega
26 – Gateshead The Sage
27 – Glasgow Broadcast
28 – Manchester Ruby Lounge
29 – London Union Chapel
30 – Bristol Thekla
Micah P. Hinson was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, into a strict Christian fundamentalist household. He began to experiment with music upon moving to Abilene, Texas in his teens. In the relative isolation of this town, he became immersed in the local music scene.
In 2003, Hinson teamed up with Texas collective, The Earlies, who provided a lush backdrop for his winsome tales of love, loss and regret.
Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress, his debut full-length, was released on Sketchbook Records, late 2004. The album received excellent reviews from a number of critics.
Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing, his first release on French label, Talitres, comprises a collection of songs written before a bad car accident, while touring Spain during the summer of 2011.
Flown back to Texas, doctors were consulted and the future use of Micah’s arms hung in the balance. With this in mind, he began listening to demos he’d made before the Spanish trip.
The songs took on a new light and he began sending them off to people around the world including The Twilight Sad and his Texan side-kick, T. Nicholas Phelps. With their help Micah began to create a record without the use of his arms.
Micah was subsequently invited to record in Santander, Spain, at Moon River Studio. For two weeks and two days, with the assisitance of enginer by Fernanda ‘Mac’ Macava, Micah realised what was to become Micah P. Hinson and The Nothing, working with an astounding array of local musicians – The Aquattro String Quartet.
According to Micah, “a grand amount of time and a grand amount of love was put into every song”.