I’m a little late getting to this but Leeroy Stagger released a great new album last month, Love Versus came out via True North Records on April the 7th – more info.
Stagger has a knack for a sad melody and the songs on this record flow from glass 1/2 empty to glass 1/2 full; the themes are familiar but have an elusive resonance, they’re reflections of life’s up and downs, the good, the bad and the ugly, sometimes all we need is someone singing our life back to us * and Leeroy Stagger does that exceptionally well.
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* Neko Case
Daniel Romano will release his seventh solo album in as many years this week via his own You’ve Changed Records in Canada and New West elsewhere; the prolific singer-songwriter continues to surprise and delight listeners in equal measure with each new release and this one is no exception.
His latest offering is the most eclectic yet and one that takes the listener on a postmodern genre meandering ride, weaving together elements of country suffused retro-rock, indie and psychedelia.
Modern Pressure represents his most accomplished recording to-date, a sum of it’s parts, writing playing and production, for me it’s one of 2017 benchmark recordings – highly recommended.
“’Roya’ is a celebration of women. Roya’ is to represent the femininity in nature and the universal She. This is a devotional memoir pertaining to the strength, endurance, spirit, and godlike gravity of our mothers, sisters, lovers, and friends.”
Annie Keating is back on this side of the pond in June and July for a series of dates in The Netherlands and the UK with some Italian dates also planned later, Annie will also be appearing at the Maverick Festival in July and will be dropping in on Bob Harris to record an Under The Apple Tree session too.
16th House Concert, Nootdorp NL
17th In the Woods, Utrecht NL
18th Lazy Sonnie, Son en Breugel NL
19th Podium Cafe, Steendham NL
20th Private Concert, Veendam NL
22th Garstang Unplugged, Garstang
23th Kelvingdale Bowling Club, Glasgow
24th Viking Club (w/Ags Connelly), Corby
25th City Screen w/Dan Webster, York
26th The Maze, Nottingham (w/Gallery 47)
27th Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham, w/Danielle Cawdell)
28th The Pavilion w/Danni Nicholls Bedford
29th The Dorset Arms, East Grinstead
30th Square & Compass, Dorset
1&2 Maverick Festival Suffolk
3rd Greys, Brighton UK w/Porchlight Smoker
4th Under the Apple Tree Session (closed)
7th The Green Note, Camden UK
8th Little Rabbit Barn, Essex/Suffolk UK
9th The Prince Albert, Stroud UK
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