Track Premiere: The Black Denims “Ain’t All Roses”

A second premiere for the day and this time we’re really happy to feature the Glasgow based band The Black Denims.  They are the new project of singer songwriter August Saint-Giles who has gathered a crack team of musicians around him all of whom have band experience of their own.  To blandly describe them as a folk band would be a disservice – on this new song there’s a wealth of talent on display from the banjo of Red Canyon to the string quartet headed by Roo Geddes playing arrangements by Liam Shortall as well as beautiful backing vocal arrangements sung by Katie Doyle.  The upright bass player is Ewan Hastie, who was a recent award winner of Young Musician of the Year (UK).  There’s more than just musical playing talent though as ‘Ain’t All Roses‘ tells the tale of a crumbling relationship that finds solace in the familiarity of misery.

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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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