Tyler Childers’ new album “Purgatory” (which would be a better title for the last five U2 albums) is produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, and RS Country premiered the track below yesterday. They describe it as blending “that ethereal, off-kilter edge of bluegrass with Seventies country and an analog, Southern rock slant… and lyrics that dig deep into the struggle to dull the pain of life in rural America.” Purgatory is out August 4th on Hickman Holler Records via Thirty Tigers.
Following the success of their single ‘Rhythm’, which made BBC Radio 2 and 6’s playlists, and opening for the likes of Old Crow Medicine Show, Bruce Springsteen and Ward Thomas – CC Smugglers have released their new single Dirty Money. In the words of lead vocalist & songwriter Richie Prynne, the song is about “remembering that even though in today’s consumer-driven world, it’s easy to think that having enough money will make you happy. Happiness is a state of mind, not a collection of possessions or a certain number in your bank account.” Which is as everyone knows empirically correct. Autumn tour dates below.
Jackalope Tales are a three-piece acoustic band who brings their sound of aalt-countryand americana to South Yorkshire via Texas, Alaska, Sheffield and Dronfield. Which is probably the first and last time we’ll ever write that sentence. Their new EP ‘Dancing In The Mirror Hall’ is out Friday – here’s the lead track as a taster from it.
Ex-Noah And The Whale bassist Matt Owens’ new band Little Mammoths have a new album called ‘Cargo For The Road’ coming out on Friday of this week to coincide with their appearance at this year’s Glasto. Known to play 8 hour long sets around the country, the band have been nicknamed ‘the hardest working band in rock n roll’. Here’s the track Hungover In New York from it.
We only featured indie-folk rock country singer-songwriter Erin Rae a couple of weeks back when we premiered her new track Like The First Time, a two minute 60s psych meets indie country smash which has been compared to the Lemon Twigs, Michael Nau & Aimee Mann. She’s now releasing her debut single which Line of Best Fit previewed yesterday describing it as an “Americana ode… dappled with sunny strums and a very human warmth.” Check out Erin’s UK tour dates here.
Indie-rock trio William The Conqueror have released their single ‘Tend To The Thorns’ – lead track from their debut album ‘Proud Disturber Of The Peace’ due to be released via our friends at Loose on August 4th. Hailing from the North coast of Cornwall, they draw influences from bands and artists as diverse as The Kings Of Leon, The Doors and Ryan Adams, with Mark Guarino from The Guardian describing them as “stomping country rock veering into stoner grunge”. Here’s that song, along with the album tracklist and forthcoming tour dates.
The Grass Fed Giants are an americana/alt-country band from Phoenix, Arizona whose new single “Traveling Light” they describe as “a heart-longing ballad featuring a lovely vocal outing from our own Ms. Bobbi Miller and some great dobro work from multi-instrumentalist Chad Marshall.” But bear in mind, not all giants eat grass, some eat people.