Now I like to consider myself pretty well informed when it comes to alt-country so shortly after pressing the play button and hearing the opening track from Better Days whilst reading the PR which tells me this is the third album from Oregon based band The Harmed Brothers I’m already kicking myself as to why I’m not familiar with the bands previous music as the lead-off track When You See Me hits dead centre my musical sweet spot as far as alt-country is concerned and before the album was half way through I’d already hit the repeat button on the remote.
The bands main protagonists Ray Vietti (guitar & vocals) and Alex Salcido (banjo, harmonica, piano & vocals) have created a wonderful set of songs steeped in and echoing elements of the very best of contemporary alt-country, gathering together elements of country, bluegrass, folk and roots rock into a . . . → Read More: The Harmed Brothers – Better Days
Beat Surrender favourites Sons of Bill are running a Pledge campaign in support of their new album and are touring in the UK and Europe in the new year.
10 Feb Austria at Goggolore Festival 12 Feb TueNuremburg, Germany 13 Feb Rosenheim, Germany at Kesselhaus Kolbermoor 14 Feb Geislingen, Germany 15 Feb FriVillingen-Schwenningen, Germany 16 Feb Heilbronn, Germany at Red River Saloon 17 Feb Ausburg, Germany at Spectrum 18 Feb Bad Salgau, Germany at Franziskaner 19 Feb Eppstein, Germany at Wunderbar Weite Welt 20 Feb Ravensburg, Germany at Zehntscheuer 21 Feb Borger, The Netherlands at Van Slag 22 Feb Terneuzen, The Netherlands at Porgy & Bess 23 Feb Venlo, The Netherlands at Perron 55 24 Feb Houffalize, Belgium at La Truite d’Argent 27 Feb Norderstedt, Germany at Music Star 28 Feb Oud Heverlee, Belgium at L’istwaar 3 Mar Enschede, The Netherlands at Nix en Meer 4 Mar Winchester, UK . . . → Read More: Sons of Bill – Euro tour / Pledge campaign
Herts based six-piece band Suburban Dirts follow their eponymous debut with a second album of UK Americana roots music, A Little Tiny Island In A Big Bad Sea is released on Nov 18th and the band have lined up a numbers of support slots including one with a big BS favourite Danny & The Champions of the World at What’s Cookin’ on Nov 27th.
The album will be released on Haven Records and was recorded in the capital at Metropolis Studios in a single day and the immediacy to the recording gives it an inherent energy, mixing was handled by Ian Rossiter (a Grammy nominee) and the mastering by Ray Staff (David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Seasick Steve) at Air Studios.
The band are John Wheatley (Lead Vocal / Acoustic Guitar / Harmonica), Ryan Davies (Lead Guitar), David Moyes (Guitar), David Austin (Drums / Vocals), Chris Varley (Bass), . . . → Read More: Suburban Dirts – A Little Tiny Island In A Big Bad Sea
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