Larkin Poe have a new album coming out at the start of November: entitled ‘Venom & Faith’ it cements the pair’s move into a harder, rockier sound full of glam stomp and buckets of attitude. They haven’t abandoned their roots background entirely though.’Sometimes‘ is a case in point. It’s a song they got from the repertoire of Bessie Jones – as the duo say of the song: “We first heard ”Sometimes” being sung by blues legend [Jones]. Her 1960 recording of the song is powerful, raw, and – except for a few sparse hand claps – completely a cappella. We were transfixed and had to create a Larkin Poe rendition. We wove some new lyrics into the fabric of the song and we even wrote out parts for a horn section in the bridge! Bessie Jones was a Georgia girl too, so we find it especially cool to sing this song in her honor.” Larkin Poe will be undertaking a European tour at the end of November. Eight dates. The first is at Islington Assembly Hall on November 21st – that’s actually the only UK date. Yeah, that’s a sad smiley face moment.
>>> Please help to support the running costs of Americana UK, run by a dedicated team in our spare time, by donating £2 a month to us - we'll send you an exclusive 20 track curated playlist every month plus the opportunity to win our monthly giveaway. Click here for more information.