Luke today releases his long-awaited second album, ‘Time Is A Riddle’ (via Raygun Records/Red Essential) including singles ‘Hunger’ and ‘Killing Me’
Listen to ‘Time Is A Riddle’ via Spotify
The release of ‘Time Is A Riddle’ also coincides with the first in a series of short films Luke has made in collaboration with various Slow Makers round the country. Speaking about his interest in the ‘Slow Movement’ of makers & craftspeople, Luke says; “I’m inspired by people who step aside from the craziness and dedicate their lives to mastering making simple things well. I wanted to meet these people, highlight their work and see what I could learn about my own work through theirs.”
Speaking about the new album ahead of his upcoming 11 date UK tour, Luke says; “I wanted every single second of it to be thought through and yet remain organic and instinctual. Which is perhaps an impossibility, but I think we got close and I couldn’t be prouder of it. I’m so happy it’s finally out in the world.”
Luke Sital-Singh, Headline UK Tour May 2017
Fri 12 Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
Mon 15 Edinburgh, Teviot Debating Hall
Tue 16 Glasgow, Oran Mor
Wed 17 Sheffield, Picture House Social
Thu 18 Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen
Fri 19 Bristol, The Lantern
Sun 21 Nottingham, The Bodega
Mon 22 Manchester, The Deaf Institute
Tue 23 London, Union Chapel
Wed 24 Brighton, The Hope and Ruin
Fri 26 Exeter, Exeter Phoenix
Justin Townes Earle is set to release His New West Records debut 'Kids in The Street 'on 26th May. The 12-song set was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) at his ARC Studios, and is the first time in his career that Earle has worked with an outside producer.
Justin has announced three UK dates in the summer: so far
He has also shared the video for album closer 'There Go a Fool'. The video, directed by Alicia J. Rose which follows two young girls hitchiking together and ending up in a bar where Justin is playing. He told Billboard: "It reminded me a lot of playing the Springwater in Nashville. When I was 15 years old I would play from noon 'til seven at night there. There used to be this [girl] that showed up in mini-skirts and halter tops and she and her friends would dance in front of the stage. There'd be two old drunks at the bar, the girls dancing in front of me - and those girls never looked like the ones in the video, that's for sure."
'Kids In The Street' marks a decade into Justin's recording career which has already produced some wonderful music.
1. Champagne Corolla
2. Maybe A Moment
3. What's She Crying For
5. Kids In The Street
6. Faded Valentine
7. What's Goin’ Wrong
8. Short Hair Woman
9. Same Old Stagolee
10. If I Was The Devil
11. Trouble Is
12. There Go A Fool
Damien Dempsey released his debut album in 2000, 'They Don’t Teach This Shit in School', which set him apart as a unique and important voice which, is still true to this day.
Now seventeen years into his career, Damien Dempsey releases his seventh studio album, 'Soulsun', which featues a stellar cast of female guest vocalists, referred to in the sleeve notes as ‘the mighty Celtic Warrior High Queens’. Dido joins Damien on a tender love song, 'Beside the Sea' and fellow Dubliner, Imelda May, appears on 'Big Big Love', an anthemic rock love song and 'Pretty Bird Tree' features Dingle singer Pauline Scanlon, a regular collaborator over the years.
'Soulsun' was recorded with long-term producer and collaborator, John Reynolds in north London. Damien lived in London for months, immersing himself in writing songs and soaking up inspiration from London's rich tapestry of all human life. ‘This might sound strange but London is a real retreat for me” he explains. “I don’t know too many people in London, so I don’t go out raving or partying. When I go to the pub, it will usually be somewhere around Kilburn, sitting on my own with a notebook’
'Soulson' is released on 26th May followed by a tour of the UK and Ireland;
Watch the video for the title track from the album 'Soulsun' Here
Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have announced that they will be touring the UK this July including dates in Manchester, Bristol, and London as well as a main stage slot at the Cambridge Folk Festival on the 28th of July.
See full dates below:
THURSDAY 20 JULY - MANCHESTER, RNCM CONCERT HALL
FRIDAY 21 JULY - NOTTINGHAM, ALBERT HALL
SATURDAY 22 JULY - SHEFFIELD, LEADMILL
MONDAY 24 JULY - BIRMINGHAM, TOWN HALL
TUESDAY 25 JULY - BRISTOL, BIERKELLER
WEDNESDAY 26 JULY - BRIGHTON, CONCORDE 2
FRIDAY 28 JULY – CAMBRIDGE, FOLK FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 29 & SUNDAY 30 JULY - LONDON, ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL