The Levellers announce new acoustic record

Celebrating their 30th anniversary next year, Brighton folk-punk band Levellers will be releasing “We The Collective” on March 9th via the band’s own label, On The Fiddle Recordings.  Wanting to do something a bit different with their back catalogue, they brought in a string section and enlisted producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses) to help develop new acoustic arrangements for eight of their previous singles including ‘Liberty’, ‘Hope Street’ and ‘One Way’ which they recorded straight to tape at Abbey Road Studios. They also recorded two new songs ‘Shame’  which you can see the video for below (which is excellent, very moving),  and ‘Drug Bust McGee’ about a yet to be told expose of the Strictly star.  Oh and there’s some tour dates too which are here:

Acoustic Tour 2018: Support from Ginger Wildheart (all dates except Glasgow & London)

FEBRUARY

Thurs 1st – Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow (Celtic Connections)
Fri 2nd – Wrexham, William Aston Hall
Sat 3rd – Preston, Charter Theatre SOLD OUT
Sun 4th – London, Roundhouse (In The Round Festival)

MARCH

Tue 13th – Buxton, Opera House
Wed 14th – Cheltenham, Town Hall
Thurs 15th – Yeovil, Westlands
Fri 16th – York, Barbican
Sat 17th – Milton Keynes, The Stables SOLD OUT
Sun 18th – Liverpool, Philhamonic
Tue 20th – Basingstoke, The Anvil
Wed 21st – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Thurs 22nd – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Fri 23rd – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
Sat 24th – Winchester, Cathedral SOLD OUT

Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield is the long-suffering editor of Americana UK, conceiving the idea in a dark room in 2001, although he ran out of words to personally review anything in about 2007.

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