Just Dreaming..... KELLEY STOLTZ.... on tour in the UK

TO DREAMERS is out NOW on Sub Pop records


Listen/ download a variety of Kelley’s  current and past exploits HERE

 “mesmerizing” Daily Mirror
“it’s Stoltz’s easy charisma and shuffling Anglo-centric songcraft  that made this album such a beguiling gem…..” Mojo
“lo-fi pop reverie!” Q Magazine
“Kelley Stoltz is one of the millennium’s great unsung auteurs” Uncut
“the tangible sense that he’s doing music purely for the love of it adds extra shine to what’s already ace” Mojo

To Dreamers is, indeed, the perfect title for an album, innocently dedicated to all those nostalgic souls that yearn for a return to a time when things were just that little bit less complicated.” thelineofbestfit.com

"Stoltz keeps the retro faith and those psychedelic San Fran sounds strong"  Soundblab.

Kelley Stoltz is  now a veritable godfather to the burgeoning San Francisco under/over-ground (folks like Thee Oh Sees, Sonny & the Sunsets, The Fresh & Onlys) and  has blazed a path since the late ‘90s as a home-recording guru and multi-instrumentalist. To Dreamers  (Sub Pop) is the latest, rather fine addition to his expansive repertoire and sees Mr Stoltz touring the UK including dates supporting his much loved Echo & The Bunnymen. 

28-Nov UK Bristol Start The Bus Free Show
29-Nov UK London Brixton Windmill Headline Show
30-Nov UK Winchester Railway Inn Headline Show
01-Dec UK Bristol St. Bonaventures Headline Show
02-Dec UK Nottingham The Maze Headline Show
04-Dec UK Birmingham Academy w/ Echo and the Bunnymen
06-Dec UK Oxford Academy w/ Echo and the Bunnymen
07-Dec UK Manchester Ritz w/ Echo and the Bunnymen
08-Dec UK Glasgow Academy w/ Echo and the Bunnymen
09-Dec UK London Brixton  Academy w/ Echo and the Bunnymen
11-Dec UK Liverpool Olympia w/ Echo and the Bunnymen
12-Dec UK Liverpool Olympia w/ Echo and the Bunnymen

While Kelley Stoltz's nigh-religious reverence for all things Beatles, Beach Boys and Kinks has been at the fore on recent albums Below the Branches and Circular Sounds,  new album, To Dreamers, blends a  more post-punk abandon into its layered everyman pop. Tasteful horn adornments blow against tom-tom beats and 12-string guitars meet reverbed mellotrons, under Stoltz's warm vocals.
As on prior albums, Kelley plays most of the instruments heard on To Dreamers himself, though two tracks here were recorded by Kelley and his band live in the studio. One of these is a cover version of the ‘60s nugget “Baby I Got News for You,” by “Big Boy” Pete Miller, who also performs on the recording, dusting off the very valve amps and guitar used on the 1965 original, to add vocals and fuzz.
No slouch on the live front, he was asked to open the Raconteurs first US tour in 2006, toured the USA and Europe with the Dirtbombs in 2008, and through a twist of volcano ash-cloud karma, was the support act to childhood heroes Echo and the Bunnymen, in 2010. His songs have been used for international ad campaigns for Volvo and Marriott Hotels, as well as in television and movies. I would wager that the entire reason behind music itself is to dream. From the young kid strumming a tennis racket along with the Ramones, to the box seats at the opera, the goal is the same.

“… the stark beauty of Stoltz’s song shines through…” The Independent

“It’s a journey into the past that you’re happy to join him on” Sunday Times


We have had the decidedly good fortune of working with and getting to know Kelley Stoltz over the past several years and albums. And, in addition to being just remarkably, borderline infuriatingly, talented, we have found him to be a uniquely funny, endlessly charming guy who is conversant in all manner of interesting subjects, from home recording to kumquats.

In August of 2010 those kind folks at SUB POP sent the guys from YoursTruly to meet up with Kelley in their shared hometown of San Francisco. They successfully got him to talk about his thoughts on music and the process of working on To Dreamers.. The end result is a pretty spot-on look at how great Kelley and his music is. Which is to say, we like it.
 A brand new Kelley Stoltz tune ‘Keeping Up With The Chimes’. The track featured on a special bonus CDR  which was only made available on pre-orders of the album. 



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