Early 2013 Ralph highlighted the debut album by Cole Stacey & Joseph O' Keefe called On Hire and subsequent UK and European tour. Well since then they've been playlisted on BBC Radio 6 and have played Glastonbury, but that's not the best part as they've now re-invented themselves as India Electric Co and will be releasing a debut single Beirut on the 1st of December, plus supporting Midge Ure on his Breathe Again tour in 2015. To coincide with that India Electric Co will be releasing a debut album in March.
The Breathe Again tour kicks of in Kirkcaldy, Scotland and Midge will be exploring his Celtic roots as he performs his triple Platinum selling Breathe album in its entirety for the first time, as well as some of his previous hits - or as Midge Calls them "the usual suspects" - including of course Vienna. India Electric Co are accompanying Midge due to his policy over the last 20 years or so of giving upcoming performers a slot.
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Cole and Joe are more than deserving of such an opportunity and Cole spoke of their excitement, saying - "It's an unbelievable honour to be asked to perform this captivating album live and tour with Midge." He continued - "We Can't speak highly enough of him and to get a unique opportunity like this is humbling."
Beirut has a certain mysterious musicality with sensual accordion and subtle strings giving it the atmosphere of a seductive Torch Song from the depths of a smoky, dimly lit Paris nightclub. If it's a taste of what's to come we can look forward to an excellent debut album from the hugely talented India Electric Co. Needless to say Ralph'll be playing tracks from it on Radio KC.