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Free Download Friday

Hello everyone – I’m doing my own Bandcamp Friday – “ALL RISE” and “CENTER OF THE NIGHT” are free to download today – because I want you to have them! Go: https://anticclay.bandcamp.com/

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ALL RISE by ANTIC CLAY

Premiering 1.11.2024

“All Rise” is the next single from the forthcoming Antic Clay album “Broom of Fire.” I hope it kindles the fire within, and that you’ll share it with kith and kin!

Download it from Bandcamp

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Solo Set at the Annual Cash Bash Benefit

I think I’ll play Southern Accents, Redemption Day, The Folk Singer, Folsom Prison Blues in E minor, and possibly Busted. I’ve worked up a nice rendition of The Man Comes Around but it’s already been claimed by two other acts. I might do Hurt (again) if it’s not claimed and people want to hear it.

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1367762787107400

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Photographs from Krakow set

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Decades (excerpt) Live in Krakow

Live at Alchemia, Krakow, Poland June 23, 2023

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Center of the Night (excerpt) Live in Krakow

Live at Alchemia, Krakow, Poland June 23, 2023

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Table of Souls (excerpt) Live in Krakow

Live at Alchemia, Krakow, Poland June 23, 2023

Thanks to Monika Struś for the capture.

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ANTIC CLAY LIVE AT EYEDRUM with FEEDING FINGERS

From the EYEDRUM website:

Join us this Saturday, June 17, for Feeding Fingers’ grand finale show of their 2023 USA tour at the eyedrum art & music gallery in Atlanta, GA. The band will play two sets with an exclusive acoustic interlude by Antic Clay.

Doors open at 6:30 PM and all ages are welcome.

About Feeding Fingers: Established in 2006, Feeding Fingers relocated to Europe in 2010 and evolved into a global project featuring Justin Curfman, Bradley Claborn, and Julian “Scotty” Bryan. The band has a versatile discography, including 7 albums and features in films and TV shows. Known for resonating with post-punk and indie fans, their eclectic range covers genres from jazz to electro, pop, and rock.

About Antic Clay: Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Michael Bradley, previously of Myssouri (1997-2005), currently performs as Antic Clay. Notable works include his solo double CD “Hilarious Death Blues” and collaborations with John Fryer’s Black Needle Noise project and Jarboe in The Sweet Meat Love and Holy Cult.

Facebook Event Page: https://fb.me/e/1a2ptdYal

  • eyedrum
  • 515 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard
  • Southwest Atlanta, GA, 30312
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ANTIC CLAY Solo Set in Kraków

https://fb.me/e/5rVGBkGOo

I’m very excited about this show and my first visit to Kraków. Some very lovely people worked diligently to make it happen – including Monika, in this nice post that I want to share with you:

Tickets: https://goingapp.pl/wydarzenie/antic-clay-moriah-woods-solo/czerwiec-2023?fbclid=IwAR0URcuSqqCmB0kkVatR3FdTl15rOqUcywB3WfjvEWUsLPIFDIZYEIsWIhk

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ANTIC CLAY Live at Star Bar Atlanta 1.7.22

We'll be playing Star Bar once again, this time invited by our new friends in Rare Birds, along with The Ides of June. We are "headlining" (wink) so we'll probably be on around 11. No worries - it's a Saturday night! I think it's interesting - our bands are decidedly different, but there's a commonality. Perhaps the hats (grin). In any case Antic Clay will bring a monster set - and we're still not exactly where I want us to be, sonically/musically. We have been rehearsing diligently, despite the typical holiday disruptions. I hope this early 2023 show is as excellent as I've heard us be, and sets the tone for the entire coming year. Tickets here. Or click the poster below for the Facebook Event page.

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ANTIC CLAY Live at 529 Atlanta – ALL RISE (May 2019)

Found some footage I've never shared. This was our debut show as this 3-piece lineup consisting of Michael Bradley, Beau Eadon and Michael Appel. A very early version of All Rise recorded on Mikey's GoPro, and apparently sponsored by Sierra Nevada Torpedo. Want a closeup of a tipped tallboy? Wait for it!

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ANTIC CLAY LIVE ADNA ATLANTA UNDERGROUND FESTIVAL 11.13.22

Photograph by Catherine Duke http://catduke.com
An interesting gig at an empty place that longs to be full. Thanks to Catherine Duke for the video.
Photograph by Catherine Duke http://catduke.com

More photos and video to come. It was an interesting show in an interesting spot. Atlanta Underground is like a ghost town. Homeless wandering, empty business fronts. So much potential. I sat next to a bronze sculpture of a man feeding a pigeon. Downtown Atlanta. 30 years ago I had a picture taken at the same spot. I’ll post both here shortly. But my overriding feeling was that this place should be thriving. And it ain’t.

IT GOES DOWN SO EASY Well the sun exploded at dawn And two fools who cared carried on into the evening But when the sun was murdered that morn its rays razored two sheep who were shorn All in the light In that wooly muck I did buckle me down on my knees And I went down so easy Lord, I went down so easy My curse was immersed in a dream Where somnambulists peered amid schemes Of my own devising I’m well versed with this machine With each whore and a horrible scene on the horizon Peer down the rim of the pit where the lost all toss their allegiance You’ll see it goes down so easy lord, it goes down so easy. On the hill of that weltering dawn I blinked and you were gone All but your shadow So I fell into the drink I drank in my fill till I sank But that don’t appease me No my terminus won’t approach till that ocean ceases Because it goes down so easy lord, it goes down so easy. Words and Music by Michael Bradley Copyright ©2022 The FurnaceSongs Record Co.

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ANTIC CLAY LIVE at ADNA 2022 DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL & TOUR OF LOFTS

SUNDAY AT 2:40 PM – 3:40 PM

Underground Atlanta

ANTIC CLAY LIVE at ADNA 2022 DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL & TOUR OF LOFTS

Underground Atlanta

Fellow musicians will agree that there were always a few anomalous gigs that turned out to be very great. I expect that with this one. Antic Clay at Underground Atlanta on a Sunday afternoon in November. Who knows how we’ll be received? Come on out for something special that won’t take your whole day. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/855768972271590

DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL AND TOUR OF LOFTS OVERVIEW
What: The Downtown Festival and Tour of Lofts is a neighborhood festival that has been on an over ten year hiatus! Needless to say, the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association is thrilled to be bringing the festival back and again welcoming friends from all over Atlanta to our neighborhood!

When: Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Saturday: Tour of Lofts is 11am to 4:30pm. Festival begins at 11am.
Sunday: Tour of Lofts is 12pm to 3:30pm. Festival begins at 12pm.
Where: The Tour of Lofts will take visitors all around Downtown! Check in for the Tour of Lofts will be at the main Festival area at Underground Atlanta. Specific information to follow.

Why: The Downtown Festival and Tour of Lofts is a fundraiser for the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association as well as an opportunity for Downtown residents and businesses to welcome Atlanta to our neighborhood!

Do I need a ticket? Attending Tour of Lofts requires purchasing a ticket. Attending the Downtown Festival at Underground Atlanta is free!

Other questions? Please don’t hesitate to email communications@atlantadna.org.

We hope you’ll join us!

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CASH BASH 2022 – Antic Clay (MB solo set)

Hmm. What shall I play for thee?
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Watching Alice Nick Cave 2017 porch cover

I look appropriately sad and tired. But I clearly took the time to learn this one. So I like it.

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Orpheus by David Sylvian (MB solo acoustic with birds and road din)

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Antic Clay Listening Party

Join us in a listening party for the 2 long-awaited new songs from Antic Clay: Brother Wolf Sister Moon (with guest vocals by Mlny Parsonz of Royal Thunder) and Center of the Night. 8 P.M. CET/2 P.M. EST and again at 8 P.M. EST. Songs will be available for download from Bandcamp after the first premiere.https://www.facebook.com/events/2213129385477497/

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Marie on the Porch, October 2, 2020

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Live in Budapest December 8, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/events/734505327045220/

Antic Clay (Michael Bradley solo) dives back into wonderful Budapest in a solo show featuring songs from 2020’s forthcoming “Broom of Fire” as well as selections from “Hilarious Death Blues” and covers and who-knows general revelry. The goal is to take the whole band back to Europe in late 2020.

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ANTIC CLAY BAND: QUEEN OF DUST (September 2019 Rehearsal)

ANTIC CLAY BAND – Rehearsing for our debut show, October 3, 2019.

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ANTIC CLAY LIVE 10.3

Hello,

We’re very pleased to announce the first full-band performance of Antic Clay in forever. With all-new material, working out the individual songs from the upcoming album Broom of Fire.

This is the new beginning. I’ll need to be much more active on this website now that we’re gaining momentum.

Links:

event: https://www.facebook.com/events/494651527747882/

ticket: https://anticclay529.eventbrite.com

529 page: http://529atlanta.com/calendar/8371/

The excellent Melny Parsonz of Royal Thunder will begin the night with her solo debut.

And there will be a very special reveal during Antic Clay’s set.

We hope to see you there. And for the many who live too far away, we hope to do some tours after the album release.

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The New Timer (Springsteen) – Michael Bradley (solo electric cover)

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Ashland Walk

A beautiful day in Ashland, Ohio.

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Queen of Dust by Black Needle Noise – Video Released

Listen/Buy the Complete Record Here.

 

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Theater in a Crowded Fire – Another Demo

As I build toward recording Broom of Fire in Los Angeles (New target date: 2nd week of November), I am recording acoustic video/audio to share with the production team out there, and give them a chance to become familiar with each song. So here’s another one. Best sound with headphones on.

 

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2018 Oakhurst Porchfest

Hello – I’m happy to be playing my 3rd Porchfest in a row this coming Saturday, October 13th. It’s always interesting to play my original songs to an array of strolling families with their carousing children running through the yards. Naturally I feel compelled to play more uplifting material in such an environment. Each year there is a call for performers and we are (usually) given a different host porch to play from, with a one-hour slot, while hundreds of people walk around and enjoy a huge cornucopia of music styles.

If “Hurricane Michael” (first time in my life) doesn’t disrupt things, it seems we will have our first taste of lovely Autumn weather this weekend. I look forward to that almost as much as playing.

If you live in town, come see me from 4 – 5 p.m. at 816 3rd Avenue.

https://www.oakhurstporchfest.org/map-and-schedule

Download a full PDF map of the day’s performers and their locations: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/04b9ab_39549a99f16d4e1780a25e80693c2758.pdf

 

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Antic Clay on Ukryta Cytadela

http://ukrytacytadela.pl/3-10-2018/

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Merry Goats in Prague

Thank you for a very nice set at a very local bistro in Prague – everyone was so gracious and appreciative. Only a few spoke English – and so once again music is the universal means of communication. I will return!

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Antic Clay in Prague

17 August 2018

I’m very excited to play my second solo show in Europe – tonight at Bistro U Veselé Kozy. This, like last December in Budapest, will be a humble acoustic show, as it’s really just coordinated by European friends on my way to a business trip in Denmark. Once the next album is released however, I have absolute ambitions to do a proper tour, with other players, promotion and multiple cities. Meanwhile, if you happen to read this and can come out, or recommend to a Czech friend that they attend, that would be swell.

Set list tonight will likely include many covers, as this looks to be a patio-style gig (rather than a dedicated Antic Clay show). I always hope to please a crowd in that atmosphere, and that typically involves playing some songs they’ll recognize. So I’ll probably include some Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and such. Once I return from Europe, my next focus is on the actual recording of Broom of Fire, for which I plan to raise funds and lay down tracks in Los Angeles. Best to all, and keep in touch!

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That Which Watches reviewed by Sanctuary (Czechia)

Another interesting collaboration, this time with Antic Clay. John Fryer’s Black Needle Noise project is certainly not unknown to you. Once in a while, this producer releases a song that is more or less interesting to the name of the music scene. Tracks run out of bandcamp and can be downloaded for free (you can find them here). The latest collaborations with a musician, called Antic Clay, is a renowned protagonist of the American genre in Sweden (which could be approached by the ignorant as a “dark Gothic country”). The song “That Which Watches” has also touched a video clip and brings with it the darkened melodic genre of the singer, to see the black and white video you can find here:

https://sanctuary.cz/16591-podivejte-se-dalsi-videoklip-projektu-black-needle-noise-johna-fryera

 

Yes, it could be approached by the ignorant. ( ;-{>

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That Which Watches reviewed by Side-Line Industrial Electro Music Magazine

http://www.side-line.com/brand-new-video-and-track-for-john-fryers-project-black-needle-noise-that-which-watches-watch-it-now/

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Another Great Review of “That Which Watches” by Black Needle Noise with Antic Clay

"The Black Needle Noise excursion for the track “That Which Watches” featuring Antic Clay is a captivating song that fills one with unbridled optimism All the elements of complexity and intense beats that drive Black Needle Noise are present. There is something inherently different about this track however that stands apart from Fryer’s previous work in the project. It’s the resonant feeling you take away from the song after listening. There is a lingering feeling you can take on the world and leave your own lasting mark that differentiates itself. It’s rather unexplainable, but after listening to the music and seeing the beautiful film noir aspect of the accompanying video, perhaps the viewer will walk away with the same feeling. It’s a piece that leaves you with a sense of hope, which is something the world can certainly use right now."

Black Needle Noise Blurs the Lines Between Reality and Lucid Fever Dreams

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Echosynthetic Reviews “That Which Watches”

 

https://www.echosynthetic.net/reviews/2018/7/23/black-needle-noise-that-which-watches-with-antic-clay

"Our latest destination features the songwriting and vocal talents of Antic Clay. He tells a tale as old as time...that of good and evil and the ever-watching eye judging all that he sees. "That Which Watches" unfolds like an Old Testament story as told through the lens of off the beaten path Americana. There's maturity and wisdom in Clay's voice, and Fryer's score, while subtle, intensifies and expands on the authority there. As always, he has created the perfect palette for the featured artists to show off their talents."

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Torched Magazine Reviews “That Which Watches”

Torched Review- Black Needle Noise ‘That Which Watches’ With Antic Clay

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Isaiah by Children (1989)

4-track recording, circa 1989. CHILDREN released one cassette in 1988, “Sleep.” This and others to come are previously unreleased recordings, before Children evolved into Alabaster, Alabaster changed to Myssouri when Michael Bradley moved to Atlanta; when Myssouri dissipated Bradley continued as Antic Clay.

 

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That Which Watches (Official) – Black Needle Noise (with Antic Clay)

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Don’t Be Blue (late night porch contemplation)

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Eyes Without a Face (Billy Idol) – Michael Bradley (acoustic cover)

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Press for That Which Watches

Legendary Producer JOHN FRYER Releases New Americana-Noir Single/Video “That Which Watches”

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Spill Video Premiere: Black Needle Noise w/ Antic Clay – “That Which Watches”

SPILL VIDEO PREMIERE: BLACK NEEDLE NOISE w/ ANTIC CLAY – “THAT WHICH WATCHES”

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Are Ye Lost?

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Streets of Philadelphia (Bruce Springsteen) – Michael Bradley (solo acoustic)

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Brother Wolf, Sister Moon (The Cult) – Acoustic Cover

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All of our Hands by Joseph Arthur

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New Year’s Day (U2) – Michael Bradley (solo acoustic)

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Catalog of Woes (MYSSOURI – 2002)

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A Celebration of Denis Johnson

A posthumous release of short stories by the revered Denis Johnson – I’ll warm up the crowd with a batch of songs to suit the occasion. Come out and ignore your stupid smart phone for a change.

I’m pleased to have been invited to this. Somehow Denis Johnson’s work slipped past my radar. Especially strange since I like Raymond Carver. As I told  the fellow who invited me to play this, perhaps I shouldn’t have re-read Blood Meridian so many times and I would have encountered Denis Johnson. Ah well. I’ll probably play several Townes Van Zandt songs, as they seem to fit with his characters.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/207598026481598/

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Singing Bowie

On Monday night I participated for the first time with this group that performs tribute nights regularly. This one was for Bowie’s birthday, as well as Elvis Presley’s. Actually, was it also Elvis’ birthday – yes it was! Strange how huge cultural icons have so many remoras of info swirling around them, one is bound to miss some key data.

It was a great night in that, for me, it was reminiscent of clumsy theater with hectic, chaotic talent abounding. As I expected from the enormous roster of songs, there were quite a few train wrecks – but as I also expected, many magic moments sprang forth.

There’s only a bit of video, at least so far. But here’s a clip of me singing China Girl with a very talented group of musicians.

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Last Night in Budapest

Thank you to dr. Halász Gábor for the photos. More to come – it was a packed room with a very enthusiastic audience. It was an honor to play to people across the world who actually know and love my original songs. Positively inspired; I will return.

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Red Grass, Black Pasture – Christmastime 2017

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Antic Clay Live in Budapest, December 8 2017

“A legkisebb kavics is hosszú éles ceruzavonást rajzol a homokba és az emberek meg a lovuk messze eléjük nyúló fekete árnya akárha az éjszaka emléke amit maguk mögött hagytak mely csápjaival utánuk nyúl és az újra rájuk váró sötétséghez köti őket. Fejüket lehorgasztva lovagoltak arctalan a szemükbe húzott kalap alatt mint egy álmában menetelő hadsereg.”

Részlet Cormac McCarthy Véres Délkörök című regényéből… Michael Bradley erről a világról énekel, a véres, poros, füstös vadnyugat hiteles krónikása. Mintha Johnny Cash Joy Divisiont játszana… Zenekarai, a Myssouri és az Antic Clay a gothic country megkerülhetetlen alapműveit alkották meg.

A koncert ingyenes és pontosan kezdődik!

Michael Bradley után érdemes a Lumenben maradni, mert a remek ‘sad surf’ banda, a Signore Crust lép fel!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1939338526387074/

“The smallest pebble also draws a long crimson pencil into the sand and the black shadow of people and horses that are far ahead of them, as much as the memory of the night left behind behind them with their tatters bound to them by the darkness they are waiting for them again. under a hat as a marching army in a dream. ”

Detail from Cormac McCarthy’s Bloody Circle of Circuses … Michael Bradley sings on this world, the authentic chronicle of bloody, dusty, smoky wild westwestern. As if playing Johnny Cash Joy Division … His orchards, Myssouri and Antic Clay were the inevitable basics of the gothic country.

The concert is free and starts right away!

After Michael Bradley, it’s worth staying in the Lumen because the great ‘sad surf’ band, Signore Crust is coming up!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1939338526387074/

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The Standard Is Poor

Hello! I’m happy to announce I’ll be playing a show somewhere in Budapest in early December. Details on that to come. Meanwhile, here’s a new original from the forthcoming album. Rough draft. Feedback welcome. Well, maybe. 🙂

 

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Antic Clay Live Solo Set at Kavarna

I will be playing a 30-minute solo electric set in the middle of an artistic duo’s performance known as Guitar Drag, tonight at Kavarna in Decatur, just outside Atlanta.

  • Kavarna

    707 E Lake Dr, Decatur, Georgia 30030
    • (404) 371-1113
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      Join us for an intimate and intense evening of performances by Jed Drummond and Nicolette Emanuelle, featuring special honored guest Antic Clay. Also, the first reprise of J&N’s project Guitar Drag, a tribute to legendary Atlanta-born songwriter Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses!

 

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Watching Alice (Nick Cave) – Michael Bradley (solo acoustic)

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Lime Tree Arbour (Nick Cave) – acoustic cover on September 22nd 2017.

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If Wishes Were Horses

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All Rise now available on Bandcamp.

https://anticclay.bandcamp.com/track/all-rise

Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/anticclay and help bring the new album Broom of Fire to fruition!