Thea Gilmore – who Uncut once described as “the best British singer-songwriter of the last ten years – and then some” – has announced the release of her new album The Counterweight, which will be released June 2nd through our friends over at Cooking Vinyl. The first single to be taken from the album ‘Sounds Good To Me’, is out now. You can listen to it below, and Gilmore says of it: “I like to think of it as a bit of an anarchist’s polka… Calling the dispossessed, the downtrodden, the weary to arms. Lighting a fire… remembering there’s more than one way to live and who wants to walk when you can dance!” The album deals with issues such as Brexit, Orlando and the murder of Jo Cox. It may not be the feel-good album of 2017 but then we should count our lucky stars for protest singers in this day and age.
Gilmore will be heading out on a UK headline tour to support the album, with full details to be announced soon.
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