Gypsy Outfit made use of a pile of vintage equipment to record their new album which carries the suitably retro title of ‘1969‘. Gypsy Outfit are guitarist/vocalist and primary songwriter, Brandon Maddox and vocalist/violinist Kate Lovely. They worked with producer/engineer and owner of West End Sound, Tom Tapley, to record ‘1969‘ – working away in Atlanta they lay down 13 songs in just 3 days.
‘Pyromaniac‘ is a confession of self-destruction – with Maddox singing “I set a blaze to everything we got” over smooth slide guitar. Everything goes – possessions, and love: there’s a shimmering final statement of dispassion “she left the black rose on the pillowcase on the day she walked away, and I didn’t even cry.”
The album ‘1969’ has been a labour of love for Maddox – these are songs he’s been playing for up to a decade already. Kate Lovely joined the project in 2017 and began adding fiddle parts to Maddox’s existing originals and the band was born. The pair now write as a duo, playing shows as a full band with the same musicians who played on the record.