Touchstone reveal plans for two live shows in December

Touchstone promo image 2016

Touchstone have revealed plans for two December UK shows.

The progressive rock band will play London’s Borderline on the 17th of December and The Robin in Bilston on the 18th. The news comes following the departure of vocalist Kim Seviour last year.

Say the band in statement: “The newly formed lineup are currently re-working some of the older tracks and writing new ones for firstly, a double A-side single and video to be released later this year – and then on to the full album early 2017.

“A major Hollywood actor is already onboard for the album.”

Ticket details will be confirmed in due course, with Touchstone also set to play a warm-up show on the 16th of December at a venue yet to be confirmed.

Kim Seviour departed from Touchstone’s ranks at the end of 2015, citing her ME and saying that it meant she couldn’t commit to the band in “…the way that it truly deserves.” She has since been working on solo material with John Mitchell and Chris Hillman and their new White Star Records label.

Touchstone Xmas 2016 poster

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Kim Seviour to release solo single ‘Fantasise To Realise’

Kim Seviour 2016

Former Touchstone vocalist Kim Seviour has announced that she is to release a solo single.

“Fantasise To Realise” will be released on the 7th of March, the singer’s birthday.

Speaking to Prog magazine, Seviour says: “I love ‘Fantasise To Realise.’ It’s completely different to anything I’ve ever performed before, and it’s a fun, brilliantly nostalgic and uplifting tune.

“It won’t be on the album as it doesn’t fit with the style I’ll be going for, but one of the things that I love about being signed to White Star is that I can just try out new styles for the sheer enjoyment of it. For me, that’s what performing music is all about.”

Seviour has been working with White Star Records, the label run by John Mitchell and Chris Hillman.

Signed copies of “Fantasise To Realise” are availble to pre-order now via the White Star Records website, and you can hear a teaser of the track via the stream below.

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Former Touchstone vocalist Kim Seviour announces new record deal

Kim Seviour

Kim Seviour, former vocalist with Touchstone, has signed a new deal with White Star Records, the label run by John Mitchell and Chris Hillman.

Seviour left Touchstone last year after revealing that her battle with ME made it impossible for her to commit to the band in the way that it deserved.

Says Seviour of the new deal: “It was a really difficult decision to leave Touchstone and I had no idea what I was going to do next. I’ve known John for a number of years and when he and Chris asked me if I wanted to record an album for their new label with John producing, there was no way I was going to turn that down.

“We really wanted to have a good time with this album, so we’re taking time to write it in a fun and relaxed way. We already have a couple of tracks written.”

Seviour has worked with Frost and Lonely Robot man Mitchell before, and he’s set to co-write and produce her new album at his Outhouse Recording Studio.

Adds Mitchell: “I think Kim has a great voice. She also has some really creative ideas about how the music should sound and we are already coming up with some really good material.”

Seviour will release a new track, “Fantasise To Realise,” next month. Mitchell and Hillman had already been working on the song and it will be launched as a single in March, but won’t feature on Seviour’s new album.

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