Absolutely wonderful countrified version by Sturgill Simpson of The Promise a 1988 chart hit for Manchester electro-pop band When in Rome.
Sturgill will be bringing his band over to the UK for the first time this autumn. Tickets for October tour dates are now on sale now.
SUMMER TOUR DATES 2014
29 Jun – GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
24 Jul – LONDON, Bush Hall
25 Jul – SHEFFIELD, Greystones
26 Jul – PERTH, Southern Fried Festival
27 Jul – AMSTERDAM, Paradiso
UK TOUR OCTOBER 2014 (FULL BAND)
30 Sep – NOTTINGHAM, The Maze
01 Oct – BRISTOL, St. Bonaventure’s
02 Oct – LIVERPOOL, Leaf
03 Oct – CORK, Triskel Arts Centre
04 Oct – DUBLIN, Whelan’s
05 Oct – GLASGOW, Oran Mor
06 Oct – GATESHEAD, The Sage
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Later can be a bit hit or miss these days, though given there’s not much else besides it on the BBC it remains an important programme for artists and there’s none more deserving of a wider audience than Sturgill Simpson, so let’s be hoping that Joe Public can drop their pre-conceived ideas about country music and open their eyes and ears to the Metamodern Sounds in Country Music , the album is out on May 12th in the UK and you can pick up a copy from the fine folks at Loose.
Other guests on next week’s edition of the show include The Horrors, The Afghan Whigs, Little Dragon and Aloe Blacc.
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).
Beat Surrender favourites and creators of one of the best albums of 2013 are touring in Ireland and the UK from November through December – try and catch them live.
13 Old Oak Bar, CORK
14 Whelans, DUBLIN
15 The Goats Toe, Bangor, BELFAST
16 The Sky And The Ground, WEXFORD
17 Cleeres, KILKENNY
19 Caroline Social Club, SALTAIRE |
20 Pivo Pivo, GLASGOW
22 Town Hall, STORNAWAY
24 The Cluny, NEWCASTLE
25 The Basement, YORK
26 Rugby Club, RIPON
27 What’s Cookin’, LEYTONSTONE
28 The Bullingdon, OXFORD
29 The Donkey, LEICESTER
30 The Palmeira, HOVE
01 The Maze, NOTTINGHAM
03 The Railway, WINCHESTER
04 The Fountain, HASTINGS