The Hanging Stars “For You (My Blue Eyed Son)” – Listen

Rising new stars of jangly country rock The Hanging Stars released this, their new single, as they geared up for a tour supporting GospelbeacH.  The first date was yesterday but they’re playing Manchester tonight then up to Scotland for a couple of nights, scooting to Red Rooster Festival in Suffolk, a detour to Wales and … Continue reading “The Hanging Stars “For You (My Blue Eyed Son)” – Listen”

The Hanging Stars, the Victoria, Dalston, London, 22nd February 2018

The Hanging Stars brought the sound of summer to the Victoria pub in Dalston on an otherwise cold and dismal February night last Thursday. Launching their sophomore release, ‘Songs for Somewhere Else,’ The Hanging Stars were appropriately accompanied by a mindbending liquid light show from Innerstrings which acted as a perfect counterpoint to their music – … Continue reading “The Hanging Stars, the Victoria, Dalston, London, 22nd February 2018”

The Hanging Stars “On a Sweet Summer’s Day” – Listen

With four-part-harmonies and luscious twelve-string guitars London’s The Hanging Stars borrow a musical feeling from The Byrds for this perfect slice of psychedelic folk-rock.  On a Sweet Summer’s Day is from the band’s new album Songs For Somewhere Else which will hit the shops 9th of February.

The Hanging Stars “Songs For Somewhere Else” (Crimson Crow, 2018)

THS are carving out a nice niche for themselves. They sit somewhere between the Broken Family Band and the Rockingbirds with a dash of psychedelic hot sauce. At their most esoteric they are able to combine traditional Country sounds with something a little less traditional: Dig A Hole starts off with steel guitar leading the way … Continue reading “The Hanging Stars “Songs For Somewhere Else” (Crimson Crow, 2018)”

Video premiere: The Hanging Stars “Honeywater”

What better way to start your week than with this, the new single from London based quartet The Hanging Stars whose music has been described as “mainlining the dying embers of the early 70s psychedelic folk and cosmic country scenes, transforming them into an energized new sound for our times”. They’re releasing their second album “Songs … Continue reading “Video premiere: The Hanging Stars “Honeywater””

The Hanging Stars “Honeywater” – Listen

Honeywater is the new single from London-based psych folk outfit The Hanging Stars, taken from their forthcoming second album “Songs From Somewhere Else” due next year.  Taking cues from both sides of the Atlantic, the quartet mainline the dying embers of the early 70s psychedelic folk and cosmic country scenes, transforming them into an absolutely lovely … Continue reading “The Hanging Stars “Honeywater” – Listen”

AmericanaFest UK is back in January – here are all the details

British Americana fans – that includes us dear reader – will be flocking to Hackney, East London for 3 days of their annual conference in January as AmericanaFest UK returns for its 4th year. The event consists of two days of conferences and showcases which are then topped off by a third day of events and … Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK is back in January – here are all the details”