'Love Me I'm A Liberal' is the second single from Chris's tenth studio album 9 Green Songs. Adapted from the classic satire from US protest singer Phil Ochs, the song raises an iPad selfie to the safe-and-sound set quite happy to finger point, jeer and slacktivise for change from the internet and for the benefit of their right-on friends. 9 Green Songs refuses to toady up to expectations, from its title to its targets, its mood or even its musical genre. Its the album we deserve for the times we've come to expect at the moment we've realised we've become complacent.
Chris's enormous stack of songs, whether playing solo or with his accomplished fireb(r)and the Hoodrats, he can chart the last 16 years of British folly with bold storytelling, an incisive wit, and a little bit of good ole' English crass. Whether brewing storms with piano chords, cutting folk songs from acoustic strings, or throwing the audience ire-laced sentences accompanied only by silence or pounding drums, the T-T live experience is a journey that never takes the same turns and always finds a way to the heart and the head.
He's bringing XMR labelmates and friends on the 'Love Me I'm A Liberal Tour', including Non Canon (Barry Dolan AKA Oxygen Thief), The Sad Song Co (Nigel Powell of the Sleeping Souls, Dive Dive), and Kyle D. Evans (The Retrospective Soundtrack Players), plus Joanne Rowe, Chrissy Barnacle and Paper Rifles.
Chris will then join old friend and ex-Carter USM singer Jim Bob on Jim's first solo tour of the UK in five years. Chris will perform before the duo play songs from the album Jim Bob Sings Again, a collection of hits and fan favourites re-recorded with new vocal arrangements and piano provided by Chris, the sole instrumentalist on the record.
Chris visits the following towns and cities on the 'Love Me, I'm A Liberal Tour':
15 Norwich @ Sound & Vision Festival 2016
18 Derby @ Maypole Theatre Café (w/ Non Canon and The Sad Song Co.)
19 York @ Black Swan
20 Newcastle @ Cumberland Arms
21 Dundee @ Conroy’s Basement (w/ Chrissy Barnacle and Paper Rifles)
27 Cheltenham @ Frog & Fiddle (w/ Non Canon)
28 Sheffield @ Lamplight Club at Regather (w/ Non Canon)
30 Nottingham @ Bodega Social (w/Non Canon)
31 Oct Bath @ Nest (w/ Non Canon)
Chris T-T on the 'Jim Bob Sings Again' UK tour
24 Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club (SOLD OUT)
25 Middlesbrough @ Westgarth Social Club
26 Manchester @ Deaf Institute (SOLD OUT)
27 Devizes @ The Lamb (SOLD OUT)
29 Cambridge @ Portland Arms (SOLD OUT)
30 Leicester @ Musician
01 Darwen @ Theatre Library
02 Glasgow @ Stereo
03 Birmingham @ Rainbow (SOLD OUT)
04 Reading Purple Turtle (SOLD OUT)
06 Cardiff @ The Globe
07 Bristol @ Thunderbolt (SOLD OUT)
08 Brighton @ The Haunt
09 London @ 100 Club (SOLD OUT)