Americana UK is recruiting writers again

It’s that time of year again as we slowly hurtle towards our graves and AUK is seeking enthusiastic writers who can write well to join our team. There is no remuneration but there is a lot of love/glory and you get to join our merry little throng, plus you’ll have the opportunity to listen to new records before everyone else. No previous experience of publication is necessary – you just need to be able to string a sentence together properly and be able to meet deadlines. You can find more details here or if you have any questions that aren’t answered there then do give me a shout.  While you think about it, here are some epic LOL cat fails.

Sturgill Simpson announces new album “Sound & Fury”

Sturgill Simpson has announced early details for ‘Sound & Fury’, the title of both his new album arriving this fall via Elektra Records and the original Japanese anime film he created with some of the biggest names in its genre which is simultaneously being released by Netflix.  You can watch the first trailer for the album including film footage and music from it below, which was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend during a panel featuring Simpson and two of the filmmakers, writer/director Jumpei Mizusaki and character designer Takashi Okazaki.  Continue reading “Sturgill Simpson announces new album “Sound & Fury””

Joshua Radin announces new album, European dates

The lovely man who is singer-songwriter Joshua Radin has announced his new studio album ‘Here, Right Now’, which will be released on 4th October 2019 via his new label home, Nettwerk. He’s shared the album’s title track which you can hear below, featuring vocals from Maria Taylor (Azure Ray). Continue reading “Joshua Radin announces new album, European dates”

Kacy & Clayton announce Jeff Tweedy produced album “Carrying On”

Canadian folk/roots duo Kacy & Clayton have announced details of a new album ‘Carrying On’ which is due out via New West Records on 4th October 2019. The 10-song album has been produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at The Loft, Wilco’s recording studio and rehearsal space in Chicago. Continue reading “Kacy & Clayton announce Jeff Tweedy produced album “Carrying On””

Jesse Malin announces UK dates for 2020

Jesse Malin has announced a headline UK tour to follow the release of his Lucinda Williams-produced new album ‘Sunset Kids’, which is out August 30 via Wicked Cool Records/Velvet Elk. The New York singer-songwriter will follow his previously announced show at London’s 100 Club on September 17th with an extensive UK tour in March 2020. Continue reading “Jesse Malin announces UK dates for 2020”

Bon Iver announce new record, due next month – Listen

Bon Iver have announced details of their fourth album which will be called “i,i” (it sounds Scouse to us) and is coming out on August 30th via  Jagjaguwar.  The band posted on their site: “Recording over a long time at April Base in Wisconsin but finishing at Sonic Ranch in Texas allowed us to feel confident, comfortable, and completely free of distraction. Continue reading “Bon Iver announce new record, due next month – Listen”

Jason Isbell and Sheryl Crow cover Dylan’s “Everything Is Broken” – Listen

Sheryl Crow has covered Bob Dylan songs in the past such as ‘Mississippi’ and ‘Tombstone Blues’, and she keeps up that tradition on her forthcoming ‘Threads’ album, due next month, where she covers Dylan’s ‘Everything Is Broken’ but recasts the song as a duet with Jason Isbell. As RS describes it, “their rendition opens with some fierce guitar runs from Isbell, before Crow sings about “broken lines,” “broken strings” and, in a nod to her album title, “broken threads.” Isbell steps in on the second verse, lamenting “streets filled with broken hearts.” It’s a true duet, with the vocalists eventually swapping lines and harmonizing together.” Have a listen below.

Leeroy Stagger announces new album “Strange Path”

To say that Canadian musician Leeroy Stagger’s life journey has followed a strange path would be a bit of an understatement. 17 years as a singer-songwriter and 10 years sober, with two kids, a home in Lethbridge, Alberta and a nice recording studio to go with it, he’s far removed from the hard-living twenty-something who started on this musical path. Continue reading “Leeroy Stagger announces new album “Strange Path””

Frank Turner heads to No Man’s Land next month

Frank Turner has released the latest track lifted from his forthcoming eighth album, ‘No Man’s Land’ due out August 16th on Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records, produced by Catherine Marks and featuring an all-female cast of musicians. To be honest, we’ve avoided Frank in the past due to that interview but ‘The Death of Dora Hand’ is a belting tune – you can hear it below, along with another track from the new record. Continue reading “Frank Turner heads to No Man’s Land next month”

Tyler Ramsey announces UK dates for autumn

Tyler Ramsey, the former Band of Horses co-writer and lead guitarist, has today announced his return to the UK, this time with full band, following his sold-out solo show at St Pancras Old Church in May of this year which we reviewed in rather glowing terms. As well as a headline show at London’s Bush Hall on 30th October, Tyler and his band will also play Glasgow and Manchester, before heading into Europe for a 13- date run. Continue reading “Tyler Ramsey announces UK dates for autumn”