New Khartomb track 'Housedog' drops 16 Feb 2018

Yes. It's true. A new Khartomb track 'Housedog' will be available on all major digital music platforms on Friday 16th February.

'Housedog' was recorded in November last year at Twangmeister Studios, Grimsby. Read our blogpost for some backstory and pics.

It's a typically genre-bending/blending track from the brains, voices and fingers of Caroline & Ian Khartomb and we would love to know what you think of our 'Housedog'.

If your reaction is positive we would love it if you told everyone on your social media channel of choice about it!

Housedog Artwork CD Artwork Take 4.jpg

We're back in the (Twangmeister) studio

On Saturday 25 November we recorded a brand new track - 'Housedog' - at Twangmeister Studios in Grimsby, Lincs.

A single day session started around 11am when Ian arrived (from Luton after a 3 hour+ drive and achy knees!) at engineer Dan's home/studio with his gear. Caroline, who had a slightly shorter journey, joined Dan and Ian closer to midday.

This was our first foray into the studio since we recorded 'Shut It Down' and 'Cabbages and Kings' at Chapel Studios in September 2014.

The session wound down about 9pm after much multi tracking and experimenting with samples. 'Housedog' will be available in 2018 - we hope you like the results.

Here's a few pics that Ian took during the sesh.

Khartomb at Harmfest - August Bank Holiday 2017

On Sunday 27 August Khartomb played their 2nd gig of the 21st century at Harmfest 2017 which took place in the Lincolnshire village of Harmston (about 30 mins from Lincoln).

It was our first ever gig using backing tracks for selected songs with our virtual drummer/keyboard player (aka Ian's Mac!) and Ian's first using a pedal board and just to make things even more complex he switched between his Fender Tele and bass throughout the set.

We made these additions to add new textures to our live sound and (our ultimate aim) to sound more like a band than a duo!

Our 40-minute set was:

  1. Save Me
  2. Swahili Lullaby
  3. No Man's Land
  4. The Book 
  5. Mad
  6. Tears of Mercury
  7. Is It Safe?
  8. Follow The Sun
  9. Shut It Down
  10. You Know That I'm No Good (Amy Winehouse cover).

Here's a few photos from the event last summer.

We don't have any gigs planned for 2018 but you'll obviously be the first to know as soon as we do!

Caroline Khartomb playing mini-set with Big Country lead singer

We thought you'd be interested to know that 'Caroline Khartomb' aka Caroline Cakebread is playing a mini-set at Spilsby Theatre on Saturday 28 January 2017 at 7.30pm.

Topping the bill is Simon Hough, ex-lead singer of 80s band Big Country who will be playing songs from his soon-to-be-released album 'The Projects'. Also supporting is singer/songwriter Sophia Woodcraft.

Spilsby Theatre Bar Simon Hough Big Country with Caroline Khartomb

Visit the Spilsby Theatre website for tickets and other info to ensure you don't miss this 'not to be missed' event! 

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Our 1st gig (for ages) with Jess Vincent is imminent

Here's another reminder that we're playing our first gig for flippin' ages on Friday 23 September at Spilsby Theatre, Lincs with Jess Vincent.

As we mentioned in a post earlier in the year we're doing it unplugged with Caroline on the mic and Ian mainly on acoustic geetar. There will be one or two oldies, one cover and the rest of the set will be new material from the last 3 years or so.

We hope you can join us and Jess for the evening next month. Spilsby is a great venue and we're very pleased to be making our 'comeback gig' at this excellent local resource.

Look out for forthcoming gigs in Lincs, Notts & Herts. Ain't no stopping' us after the 23rd.

Our first gig(s) for yonks in September 2016

We thought you'd like to know that the 1st Khartomb gigs for ages. 

The first is taking place at 7.30pm on Friday 23 September 2016 at the Spilsby Theatre in (surprise!) Spilsby, Lincs. 

We'll be doing a low-key acoustic sets of around 30 mins, probably about 8 songs.

We know it's a bit of a trek up the A16 (unless you live in Lincs) but if you can join us it would be brill.

As you can see it's a rather impressive Greco-Roman style building which used to be the old magistrate's court but has been converted into an arts hub in the middle of rural Lincs. Unfortunately the main stage is being refurbished so we'll be performing in the more intimate bar area.

Stick 23 Sept in your diary K-fans!