Nathaniel Rateliff “And It’s Still Alright” (Stax, 2020)

It was no secret that the new album from Nathaniel Rateliff would take on weightier subjects than what you’ll find in his work with the Night Sweats. Rateliff was open about the central role that dealing with the breakup of his marriage and the loss of a close friend played in writing the songs for … Continue reading “Nathaniel Rateliff “And It’s Still Alright” (Stax, 2020)”

Video: Nathaniel Rateliff “What a Drag”

Here’s another great song and great video from Nathaniel Rateliff.  It’s taken from the just-released new album ‘And It’s Still Alright’.  The atmospheric video was directed by Danny Clinch, who says: “I was excited to work on this tune the moment I heard its moody cinematic opening. I felt we could make a strange little … Continue reading “Video: Nathaniel Rateliff “What a Drag””

Nathaniel Rateliff “All Or Nothing” – Listen

Is it just our imagination or does this latest song from Nathaniel Rateliff’s new album ‘And It’s Still Alright‘ (newly out on Stax Records) have something of a Harry Nilsson vibe to it ?  There’s a laid back, smooth feel to the vocal, and a whole pile of the sweetest strings.  Take a listen, see … Continue reading “Nathaniel Rateliff “All Or Nothing” – Listen”

Video: Nathaniel Rateliff “And It’s Still Alright”

It’s Nathaniel Rateliff.  What’s not to like?  This is the title track from Rateliff’s first solo album in seven years, due out on 14th February.  It’s a beautiful song, showcasing Rateliff’s characterful vocals and masterful song writing.  It’s theme is the passing of his friend Richard Swift, who produced two albums for Nathaniel Rateliff and … Continue reading “Video: Nathaniel Rateliff “And It’s Still Alright””

Nathaniel Rateliff announces UK dates for 2020

In support of his anticipated forthcoming solo album, Nathaniel Rateliff is returning to his early acoustic days with the And It’s Still Alright tour which will be heading to the UK and European shores in April. The show will feature many facets of Rateliff’s musicianship—ranging from stripped-back moments with just his voice and an acoustic … Continue reading “Nathaniel Rateliff announces UK dates for 2020”

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats + Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 12th April 2018

Nathaniel Rateliff managed a remarkable feat for an artist whose name is not part of the musical mainstream. He sold out 3 nights at Shepherd’s Bush, which means 6000 people turned up to watch what surely must have been one of the best run of gigs held there for a long time. Rateliff was supported … Continue reading “Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats + Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 12th April 2018”

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Tearing at the Seams” (Stax Records, 2018)

When you think of the good ol’ USA and start to muse on the hotbeds of music over the years, the names of the famous music cities start to drift through the psyche as a misty-eyed reverence pulls you towards them.  You ponder all the greats that have emanated from the fabled places like Detroit, … Continue reading “Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Tearing at the Seams” (Stax Records, 2018)”

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Omeara, London, 15th February 2018

Largely due to the success of the crowd rousing (and Father Jack like) ‘S.O.B.’ their “gimme a drink” song, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats self titled debut LP sold over a million copies. They were catapulted from Colorado bars to this year’s upcoming Stateside tour of arenas and amphitheatres – The Greek, Red Rocks … Continue reading “Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Omeara, London, 15th February 2018”

Neil Young endorses Bernie Sanders: “The Real Deal”

Neil Young has declared his support for US Democratic nominee hopeful Bernie Sanders in an article on his website entitled “Viewpoint: Bernie Sanders for President” – writing on the site he says: “I support Bernie because I listen to what he says. Every point he makes is what I believe in. Every one. In 2016, … Continue reading “Neil Young endorses Bernie Sanders: “The Real Deal””