Kacy and Clayton announce UK dates for 2020, release new single

‘That Sweet Orchestra Sound’ is the new single by Canadian psych-folk second-cousins Kacy & Clayton. The track is taken from the new album ‘Carrying On’, due out via New West Records on 4th October. The 10-song album was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at The Loft, Wilco’s recording studio and rehearsal space in Chicago. The track was written as a tribute to the rural dance bands of the area where Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum’s grew up, Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan (population very few). These dance bands referred to themselves as ‘orchestras.’ One such band, the Romansky Orchestra from Fir Mountain, featured Kacy’s Grandpa Carl in their line-up when he was in his teens.

Having toured almost nonstop for the last two years, ‘Carrying On’ was conceived and honed on the road and recorded immediately after a jaunt across Western Canada, mostly as live takes with the minimum of overdubs.  The songs having been tried and tested before audiences each night with Kacy & Clayton offering, “This album has, by far, the most intense and confident performances we’ve ever done on record and I hope that intensity will be felt by the listener.”

Of the record, Jeff Tweedy said “When I first heard Kacy and Clayton, I was struck by how much detail and nuance they had absorbed from what sounded like a large swath of my record collection. When I told them that they were as good as the artists they were drawing from, I’m not sure they believed me. On this record I don’t hear those influences as much as I hear them taking the things they love so intimately and telling their own story. I think they’re a truly great band.”

The band have also announced a UK and EU tour for Jan/Feb 2020. Here are the dates:

EU/UK Tour Dates:

January 31- Low Mill, UK – The Band Room
February 1- Gateshead, UK – The Sage
February 4 – Winchester, UK – The Railway Inn
February 5 – Bristol, UK – The Mother’s Ruin
February 6 – Witney, UK – Fat Lil’s
February 7 – St. Davids, UK – City Hall
February 8 – Coventry, UK – The Tin Music and Arts
February 9 – Whitstable, UK – Whitstable Sessions Music Club
February 10 – London, UK – The Victoria
February 12 – Eindhoven, NL – Rozenknopje
February 14 – Nijmegen, NL – Merleyn
February 15 – Groningen, NL – Lutherse Kerk
February 16 – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVredenburg
February 20 – Barcelona, ESP – Sala Rocksound
February 21 – Madrid, ESP – Cafe Berlin
February 22 – San Sebastian, ESP – Altxerri Jazz Bar
February 23 – Santander, ESP – Little Bobby


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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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