We posted this excellent song from Case Hardin’s Pete Gow a couple of weeks ago but make no apologies for sharing the new video. It’s a great song from a great writer and will be on his new album Here’s There No Sirens, out on Clubhouse in April.
Teenage Fanclub are back after the departure of their founding bassist-singer Gerard Lovetap and there’s a bit of a new vibe to their first song ‘Everything is Falling Apart’ which you can watch the video for below. It’s a bit less jaunty than the Fannies of recent years, with lines such as “Walk, don’t run, but run from the miserablites / Who believe in no fun, unless it’s what they think is right.” Which miserablite are they talking about? Continue reading “Teenage Fanclub return with new line-up, video – Watch”
Another much-missed turn of the century band in this week’s retro slot. From their album Digging You Up this is the wonderful Hazeldine recorded live in 1998.
Here’s some great upbeat pop country from Australian trio Jetty Road. It’s their new single from their latest album, which is due later this year.
Son Volt’s new album is on the way next month and our over-excitement isn’t being helped by the drip drip of material from the record, including now a new video which focuses on the daily grind of being working musicians in their new video for the track ‘Devil May Care’, which premiered yesterday on Rolling Stone Country. RS describes the track as “Cruising along with breezy acoustic strumming, the carefree Americana tune soundtracks a montage of road scenes, featuring frontman Jay Farrar and his longstanding alt-country crew moving from gig to gig. The vintage-hued footage unfolds like a scrapbook of tour memories with shots of highway signs, stage time and laughs over backstage beers. Continue reading “Son Volt release video for new track “Devil May Care””
Here’s the latest single from the excellent Orange Circus Band, out on March 1st. It’s a high energy foot-stomper, with a fun video taken at various festivals where they played last year, that captures their live experience perfectly. You can catch them on tour from March 1st too, and you should.
From his imminent new album, Halfway Home By Morning, out on March 22nd, this is Canadian bluesman Matt Anderson with Amy Helm and a seriously soulful slice of of the blues. He’s also on tour in the UK soon: Dingwalls on March 22, Leeds Brudenell Social Club on the 23rd, Glasgow’s Blue Arrow on the 24th and the Bodega in Nottingham on the 25th. Well worth checking out. You can pre-order the album here too: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Halfway-Home-Morning-Matt-Andersen/dp/B07MJMC9SN
A new name to Americana UK, this is New Orleans man’s Conor Donohue and a track from his new album Let Love Contaminate, out on April 12th. A bit bluesy, a bit country and a lot Big Easy, it’s really rather good and you can pre-order it here: https://conordonohue.bandcamp.com/album/let-love-contaminate
From her new album Steady Heart, out now, this is Minneapolis singer-songwriter Vicky Emerson singing about the storm rolling in. A driving, dramatic and every so slightly gothic country song , it’s a delight. Great video too.
Back to 1998 for this week’s retro slot and the much missed Jolene, who released five great albums around the turn of the century. This is Pensacola from In The Gloaming. Have a great weekend everyone.