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Hey Negrita – Burn the Whole Place Down (FatFox 2009)



























One of my favourite bands Hey Negrita release their new album “Burn the Whole Place Down” on the 5th of the month, have been looking forward to this album as it has some live “in the studio” versions of some of my favourite Hey Negrita tracks.  The title track is the only “new” track on the album, you can get a listen to it below along with a live cut and a track not released on any of the bands previous three official studio releases.


Check out the excellent review at Americana UK “A real live acoustic smoke out” and the zombie animations at the bands Myspace site 


Burn the Whole Place Down (from SXSW sampler)


Room Service (Live At The Luminaire)


Where Are You (from The Minnesota Method – FatFox Promo)

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SXSW 2009 Sampler

One of these years I will get the opportunity to travel to Austin for SXSW, for now I’ll have to console myself and get by with the reports, video and music that will be all over the web during the festival. The official SXSW music section has links to a whole load of sample download tracks, the selection in the link below are all tagged “alt-country”, I’ve selected a top twenty some you’ll know and others maybe not, but all worth a listen I feel, stand out track for me is the Hey Negrita tunes, really looking forward to their acoustic release……

SXSW 2009 – Alt-country (Zip)
1 Ali Eskandarian – Government Meat
2 Amy Wadge – One More Day
3 Ariel Abshire – Exclamation Love
4 Birds of Wales – Cinderella Has Nothing On You!
5 DADDY Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack – The Ballad of Martin Luther King
6 Hey Negrita – Burn The Whole Place Down
7 Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs – Gettin’ High for Jesus
8 Johnny Goudie and The Little Champions – Battlescar
9 Justin Townes Earle – Midnight At The Movies
10 Melissa McClelland – Cry On My Shoulder
11 Mitch Webb and the Swindles – Lonely Kind
12 Murder – Daughters Of Heavy
13 Patricia Vonne – Texas Burning
14 San Saba County – Cowboy Song
15 Shelley Short – Swimming
16 The Devil Makes Three – The Plank
17 The Dirt Drifters – Trouble
18 Theodore – Vivian and Wade
19 Thrift Store Cowboys – Dirtied Your Knees
20 White Swan Black Swan – Zona Rosa

We Dreamed America
























Do you ever get a fixation for an artist and play them to death for days on end, I do often, currently over dosing on Hey Negrita.

I had a copy of We Dreamed America as a christmas pressie and got around to watching it last week, since then I’ve been listening to a few of the artists featured on the DVD but none more than Hey Negrita.
Their Wiki entry describes them as English Country Blues, I’m not really one for genre tags, but the band is essentially English and the music has both a country and blues tinge, so I’ll let that one go, however you describe there music they are just a damn good band.

Highly recommend all three of their albums, the first We Are Catfish that was released in 2005 is available from the indie label Fat Fox and at iTunes, the band expanded their line up and released The Buzz Above in 2006, which includes a couple of my favourite tracks “Charlene”” and “Abandon Ship” ,the later of which you can check out on their MySpace , after another change of line up band released You Can Kick last year, here’s a review from Americana UK

The band are appearing at SXSW again this year and at the Darvel Music Festival in May with the Jawhawks and Eileen Jewell, hoping they’ll find time to do a few more UK gigs too.


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