On the back of their success with their recent album ‘Self Made Man‘, Larkin Poe have quickly returned to the recording studio to produce an album of stripped back acoustic songs called ‘Kindred Spirits‘. Cover versions all, they are drawn from favourite songs of the duo as they explain “ Coming up in a family of music lovers, a lot of the songs we have always seemed to gravitate towards learning have been with us since childhood; we started a YouTube series dedicated to paying tribute to our musical heroes in 2015 that unexpectedly took off and when fans began requesting recorded versions of the songs, we started daydreaming about how an interpretive album might take shape.” Continue reading “Larkin Poe announce new album of covers”
It’s bad news for anyone hoping that the Lovell sisters Rebecca and Megan will one-day revert to their bluegrass acoustic roots as ‘Self Made Man‘ firmly anchors their band Larkin Poe to their trademark glam-stomp heavy slide guitar rocking sound. Although there are some aspects to the new record which are definitely backward looking, only it’s within the confines of that sound and its traditions and roots. For rock has been with us now for some 50 years and rock and roll some 65 years or so, as Larkin Poe acknowledge with the tragically timely ‘Back Down South‘. Continue reading “Larkin Poe “Self Made Man” (Tricki-Woo, 2020)”
Larkin Poe rip a rock shaped hole through this song, ably assisted by Tyler Bryant on lead guitar. It’s something of an homage to the origins of rock and roll and the influence that Southern musicians had – Little Richard gets a big nod early on. Continue reading “Larkin Poe “Back Down South” – Listen”
What a great way to start your day. Get yourself going with the lively ‘Keep Diggin” from Larking Poe. This is the latest single from the sisters ahead of the new album, ‘Self Made Man’, due to drop on 12th June. Larkin Poe’s last album, ‘Venom & Faith’, was a Grammy-nominated, international success, so anticipation for the new album is high. The Nashville-based Rebecca and Megan Lovell have, once again, self-produced the album and will release it on their own label, Tricki-Woo Records. Something to look forward to.
Larkin Poe have long completed the transition from their early Bluegrass leanings to their harder edged roots/southern rock stylings. That’s no bad thing as without the change we wouldn’t have the grungy sophisticated-garage rock of today’s single ‘Keep Diggin’ .‘ The song comes from their latest album ‘Self Made Man‘ which will be released on June 12th via Tricki-Woo Records. Continue reading “Larkin Poe “Keep Diggin’ ” – Listen”
Aggressive, bluesy and featuring fabulous guitar work, here is the latest video from Larkin Poe. This is the first release from their forthcoming album, which is due out on 12th June. The album, ‘Self Made Man’, promises to be a record-of-the-year contender from the Grammy-nominated sisters from Georgia. Now based in Nashville, Megan and Rebecca Lovell achieved international success and number 1 on the Billboard Top Blues Chart with their last offering, ‘Venom & Faith’. Definitely one to watch out for.
Nashville-based sister duo Larkin Poe have announced a European Tour throughout May 2020. Following their sold-out show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall late last year and an appearance at Black Deer Festival this summer, Larkin Poe aka Rebecca and Megan Lovell will play their biggest UK headline show to date when they headline Shepherds Bush Empire on May 7th. The extensive 2020 tour will also take in shows in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Czech Republic. Continue reading “Larkin Poe announce UK dates for 2020”
The first names have been announced this morning for the americana and country festival Black Deer’s 2019 line up, and there are some belters on there. In a victory for equestrians, South Califonia’s Band of Horses have been confirmed as the first headliner, with other artists announced including Australian roots-rockers the John Butler Trio, Northumberland’s Jade Bird, Canadian bluegrass and hillbilly folk band the Dead South, Oscar-winning Ryan Bingham and Old Crow Medicine Show’s guitarist Chance McCoy. Continue reading “First names for Black Deer’s 2019 line-up announced”