Sturgill Simpson’s debut album was one of my favourite releases of 2013, the album got it’s formal Euro release only recently via Loose which tied in nicely to Sturgill’s recent UK tour.
The follow up to the excellent High Top Mountain has the wonderful title Metamodern Sounds In Country Music and is due for release on the 12th May, enjoy the first single now and pre-order the album on CD or Vinyl at Loose
The Handsome Family have taken on the prestigious task of providing the theme song to HBO’s big new drama series, True Detective. Their 2003-released track, Far From Any Road, taken the album Singing Bones, was hand-picked for the role by Oscar-winning producer T Bone Burnett.
The band will be visiting Europe in April & May, taking in shows in Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, UK & Ireland. The band described by Greil Marcus as “the Beatles of the folk world”, will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed 9th studio album, “Wilderness” .
26 Apr STOCKHOLM, Stacken
27 Apr GOTHENBURG, Pustervik
28 Apr AARHUS, Radar
29 Apr COPENHAGEN, Musikcaféen
30 Apr AMSTERDAM, Paradiso
01 May DEVENTER, Burgerweeshuis
02 May HENGELO, Metropoolcafe
03 May DEN HAAG, Paard Von Troje
05 May BELFAST, Black Box
07 May CORK, Crane Lane Theatre
09 May MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute
10 May HEBDEN BRIDGE, Trades Club
11 May SWANSEA, The Garage
12 May BRIGHTON, Komedia
14 May LONDON, 100 Club
16 May NEWBURY, Arlington Arts Centre
Sturgill Simpson has added an extra date to his UK tour on 21st Feb – details of all show below, plus it gives me an excuse to post some more of his fine music.
Listen to Strugill’s recent interview with Baylen Leonard on Amazing.
Sturgill’s killer album High Top Mountain is set for it’s UK release on the wonderful Loose on Feb 17th on CD and vinyl.
13 Feb LONDON, Kings Place*
14 Feb BRIGHTON, The Palmeira
15 Feb BRISTOL, St. Bonaventure’s*
16 Feb NOTTINGHAM, The Maze
17 Feb MILTON KEYNES, The Stables*
18 Feb DUBLIN, Whelan’s*
19 Feb BELFAST, Errigle Inn*
21 Feb LONDON, St Pancras Old Church
*with Laura Cantrell
Three of the UK’s top singer-songwriters will be performing together at a handful of intimate venues – Danny George Wilson (Danny & The Champions Of The World), Peter Bruntnell & Neil Halstead will be hitting the road together next week, for a handful of songwriter circle style dates.
15 Jan – LEICESTER, The Musician
16 Jan – WINCHESTER, The Railway
17 Jan – TINGEWICK, Village Hall
18 Jan – SWANSEA, The Chattery
Danny Wilson, having conquered 2013 with the release of Danny & The Champions Of The World’s hugely praised new record Stay True (“a gold standard album for UK Americana” – Q), has been wowing the crowds with his incredible new songs. A number of people claiming these shows having been amongst the top gigs they’d ever witnessed. Numerous end of year lists and polls echoed these thoughts, with the Americana UK reader’s poll crowning The Champs Best Band Of 2013, No.2 Album Of The Year and the Best Live Band of 2013.
Meanwhile, Peter Bruntnell (“one of Britain’s finest and most overlooked songwriters” – The Line Of Best Fit) released his Retrospective record back in the summer – a collection of songs from his outstanding back catalogue of albums, alongside a new version of Played Out, featuring Rumor.
Neil Halstead, previously known for his bands Slowdive and Mojave 3, following two solo records released through 4AD and then Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records label, has most recently released an album as a member of Black Hearted Brother. Neil’ll fit in perfectly, being another “one of Britain’s greatest songwriters” (Time Out).