Hurray for the Riff Raff will perform a string of UK shows this summer. Led by Alynda Segarra, Hurray For The Riff Raff is a dynamic part of the progressive folk scene. With songs including ‘The Body Electric’ and ‘I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)’ from their latest LP ‘Small Town Heroes’, the band is speaking out on behalf of women, LGBTQ and civil rights-minded communities. They do this not only with their music, but also with activism campaigns like ‘Women Are Powerful and Dangerous’ that have contributed to the Third Wave Fund and The Radical Monarchs.
A Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx, Segarra has also begun the process of recording a new record with producer Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, Devandra Banhart). “This next album is inspired by city life and all that it takes to survive: not just to eat and breathe but to survive culturally and spiritually,” Segarra explained. “I have been very inspired by the 70’s salsa scene of Fania Records and the Nuyorican poetry scene in the Lower East Side. I am excited about what is ahead and can’t wait to share it.” The album is currently scheduled for release early next year.
Tues 28th June – Cardiff – The Globe
Weds 29th June – Birmingham – The Rainbow
Mon 4th July – Leicester – The Musician
Tues 5th July – Norwich – Arts Centre
Weds 6th July – Leeds – Brudenell Club
Enjoy the new video for I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright) one of the excellent tracks from the Small Town Heroes album released on ATO earlier this year (streaming at NPR)- look out for a Letterman performance coming up later this month.
Live from the Heart
Studio 360: Hurray for the Riff Raff, “The Body Electric”
We’re very excited to announce the release of KITHFOLK Issue 2, Summer 2014! This new issue of our digital quarterly roots music magazine is chock-full of fresh content, from interviews with major artists to exclusive audio tracks, original graphic design, features and reviews on the hottest roots music out now, and music that hasn’t even made it over the ocean yet.
KITHFOLK ISSUE 2, SUMMER 2014
This is a full-size magazine with over 20 articles, all created to showcase the best roots music around the globe. KITHFOLK is available online and also for iPhones and iPads (and tablets) via the Creatavist App (download the app and search for “KITHFOLK).
KITHFOLK ISSUE 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Scott H. Biram
Flaco Jimenez & Max Baca
NW Roots: Timberbound
Inside Llewyn Davis
A Quieter Riot
Jessee Havey of The Duhks
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Travelogue: Cajun Music in China
Roots Music Duets
I Am the Center
The Okee Dokee Brothers
Galician Music 101
Pass It On: The Mizell Brothers
New Roots Voices
Short Album Reviews
Update: News from the folks at Loose Music – the album makes it’s UK début on August 20th
Beat Surrender favourites Hurray for the Riff Raff have released a great new album on their own label Born to Win in the US with funding via a successful Kickstarter campaign for the UK label the purveyors of the finest Americana Loose Records will release the album later this year. The album was recorded in Nashville and produced by Andrija Tokic who had a had in the much hyped Alabama Shakes album, Look Out Mama is the bands third / fourth album (for the explanation) and is little more polished but every bit as convincing as their previous output – Alynda Lee Segarra vocals are once again beguiling, I’ll try to keep you posted on the UK release in the meantime here’s the title track and a favourite from the album.
The wonderful folks at Loose Records are Amazon’s label of the month and this means you can now get hold of there fantastic label sampler which should get you the discerning music lover heading straight to the Loose shop to stock up.
THE FELICE BROTHERS – Fire At The Pageant
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Take Me
DAWES – Time Spent In Los Angeles
JIM WHITE – Rambler
THE FELICE BROTHERS – Ponzi
JIM WHITE – Speeding Motorcycle
THE HANDSOME FAMILY – Come Outside And See
DAWES – Million Dollar Bill
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Too Much Of A Good Thing