Marie Danielle “Soldier” – Listen

Americana singer-songwriter Marie Danielle releases her debut UK single “Soldier” today which features The Felice Brothers/Fleet Foxes’ Christian Wargo on backing duties. She’s currently touring the US, working on a new album with Simone Felice & Drive-By Truckers’ Mike Patton and will be touring the UK later this year. And if you needed any more proof that anything involving the Felice Brothers sounds anything less than perfect, just hit play.

Miranda Lee Richards: “Lucid I Would Dream” – Listen

Following 2016’s “Echoes Of The Dreamtime” album, LA-based Miranda Lee Richards has announced the release of new album “Existential Beast” on June 16th via Invisible Hands Music, a “beautifully constructed album characteristic of the effortless, 70’s influenced, country-tinged psychedelia, evident through Miranda’s work.” The first track to be released from the album was chosen as Lauren Laverne’s Headphone Moment on her BBC 6 Music show, although even the non-headphone moments on her show are recommendation enough. Don’t be disappointed by the lion not moving in the clip below incidentally, it’s audio via YouTube, although what the girl’s parents were thinking of when they let her choose her first pet…

The Americans: “The Right Stuff” – Listen

“The Right Stuff” is the new single to be released by The Americans who have just signed to one of our favourite americana labels, Loose. Hailing from Los Angeles, the quartet blend country and blues with fiery blue collar rock’n’roll, absorbing and reconfiguring the history of American music from Chuck Berry and Tom Waits to Bruce Springsteen. The band have appeared on US TV talk shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman, and served as a backing band for Lucinda Williams, Nick Cave and Courtney Love. They will release “The Right Stuff” as part of a four-track EP in April, with a one-off show at Sebright Arms in London on 3 May.

Joe Innes & The Cavalcade: “Moscow” – Listen

The new single from Joe Innes and the Cavalcade comes from their upcoming album ‘Foreign Domestic Policy’, and has been described as “post-Brexit indie.” It is a document of Joe’s life as it currently is, on both a macro and micro scale. It’s about the artist’s relationships, his mental health and his experience, all framed by the political events of the past year – “it’s how I feel about where I am as a person, as a husband, and as a citizen of the UK in 2017”. In this vein, new single ‘Moscow’ weaves a familiar narrative of lost love, but one framed by the West’s uneasy relationship with the Russian Federation. Have a listen and then forward on to Donald Trump if you think it’d be helpful.