After a couple of weeks of musical madness with SXSW and a few gigs at the now fully rebranded O2 Academy, it's nice to be back in the 'sort of' calmness of the classical world. I just got a copy of this yesterday which is the new Liverpool Phil recording with Vasily Petrenko conducting and it's out now on Naxos. The release is the first in a series of Shostakovich's Symphonies that the orchestra are recording for release on the label and this cover features a photograph from last year's promo session with Vasily. I also recently shot a new campaign with the band's Russian leader and I'll put one of those images online tomorrow as the new season's brochure is released tonight when I will also get to see the debut book about the orchestra which is called The Original Liverpool Sound. The book is being published by Liverpool University Press who are also the publishers of my book Pop Cultured. And if that's not enough, to coincide with the book's release (in shops from April 15th), I will be exhibiting some of my work with the Liverpool Phil in the Grand Foyer Bar of the Philharmonic Hall as of tonight. More details to follow.