Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator

The PR tells me that The Navigator is a political concept album, inspired by Alynda Segarra’s journey from the South Bronx to the downtown punk scene and beyond, there is a story here and important messages for sure, but for the listener, casual or otherwise, more importantly there are some damn good songs; lyrically and stylistically, a heady mix of rock, pop, balladry and Latin rhythms the album features guest appearances from percussionists Juan-Carlos Chaurand, Gregory Rogove, a trio of Bomba drummers, and New Jersey Doo Wop singers – all brought together by producer Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Devendra Banhart) and recorded at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York and Panoramic House in California.

There will be few better albums released this year, highly recommend it.

March 20 – Leeds – Brudenell
March 21 – Manchester UK – Deaf Institute
March 22 – London UK – The Dome
March 23 – Winchester UK – The Railway Inn
March 25 – Brighton UK – Sticky Mikes

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Hurray for the Riff Raff – January + March UK Dates

Hurray for the Riff Raff will be playing dates in January and March in the UK in support of their forthcoming album release, The Navigator will feature a dozen original songs, is out on ATO on the 10th of March and is available to pre-order now at PledgeMusic, iTunes and Amazon, here’s a taster.

Tour dates:
January 18 – London UK – Sebright Arms
January 19 – Newcastle UK – Cluny 2
January 20 – Glasgow UK – Celtic Connections at Drygate
January 21- Bristol UK – The Lantern
March 20 – Leeds – Brudenell
March 21 – Manchester UK – Deaf Institute
March 22 – London UK – The Dome
March 23 – Winchester UK – The Railway Inn
March 25 – Brighton UK – Sticky Mikes

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Hurray for the Riff Raff – UK Dates

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

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