‘Gold On The Horizon’, is the forthcoming new album by Our Man In The Field aka singer/songwriter and actor Alex Ellis, which will be released in November. ‘Gold On The Horizon’ has been produced by Tucker Martine (The National, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Roseanne Cash) and was recorded in Portland, Oregon. Its twelve songs are a collection of life observations and the urge to explore their universal meanings via Ellis’ fly-on-the-wall alter-persona. He explains: “I think of Our Man In The Field as more of a character and not really even me. I don’t necessarily want the listener to think about the songs as being mine or about me, it’s more about the story and the characters in them. They’re always about real people and hopefully that makes them relatable.”
If you’re going to have a friend batting your corner within Americana then there are probably not many better people to endorse you than Willy Vlautin who has said that: “We were lucky enough to tour with Our Man In The Field, and all of us in The Delines became huge fans. Their new album is the best thing they’ve done so far….and that’s saying something. It’s currently on repeat in our van and is a true beauty of a record.” A taster for the album is provided by ‘How Long‘, which is the second single from the new release.
The album with have a London launch party at The Slaughtered Lamb on November 25th, and so popular was this event that it quickly sold out and a second show has been added on the same day – the shows are at 6.30pm and 9pm.
Our Main In The Field is also on tour with dates this year and in the early part of 2024 as well.
14.10.23 MALMESBURY The Kings Arms
21.10.23 NEWBALD Village Hall
11.11.23 HOLLYCOMBE Hollycombe Home Farm
08.12.23 GREAT EASTON Village Hall
11.02.24 SHEFFIELD Greystones
12.02.24 BIRMINGHAM Kitchen Garden Cafe
13.02.24 OXFORD The Jericho
15.02.24 MANCHESTER Gullivers
16.02.24 GLASGOW Glad Cafe
17.02.24 NEWCASTLE Cluny
18.02.24 SALTBURN Theatre
19.02.24 HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club