Track premiere: Larkin Poe “Sometimes”

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.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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