Dead Bronco started just four years ago and have since gone from playing the street corners of their hometown Getxo to touring through Europe. Today we’re happy to announce a bunch of dates they’ll be doing over the course of summer.
Dead Bronco is due to release their new album Bedridden & Hellbound this month, an album with lyrics stripped straight from the gut. Dealing with pain, excess, deception, disease and sickness.
Recorded at Sweet Saul Music, a new bronco sound with shredding guitar solos and a driving rhythm that hits you like a freight train. The band has also renewed their line up with Manu Heredia – General Lee – on lead guitar, Dani Merino on the lap steel, and Danel Merin on drums. The album has gone to a whole new musical horizon, hitting sounds from classic outlaw country to punk to thick and heavy southern rock, a new Broncobilly sound more swampy than ever. Check out the new video for Bedridden & Hellbound below!
23-06-2017: Berlin (DE) @ Race Sixty One
24-06-2017: Waardamme (BE) @ Muddy Roots
28-06-2017: Eindhoven (NL) @ Rozenknopje
29-06-2017: Middelburg (NL) @ Kaffee ‘t Hof
30-06-2017: Husum (DE) @ Speicher
01-07-2017: Rossum (NL) @ Rosrock
04-07-2017: Krefeld (DE) @ Kulturrampe
06-07-2017: Jablonec nad Nisou (CZ) @ Amphitheatre
07-07-2017: Koetz (DE) @ Kulturgewaechshaus Birkenried
11-07-2017: Gothenburg (SWE) @ Holy Moly
14-07-2017: Eksjo (SWE) @ Backarp Kulla
16-07-2017: Lichtenvoorde (NL) @ Zwarte Cross
17-07-2017: Gent (BE) @ Gentse Feesten
JP Harris & Chance McCoy met under circumstances slightly different than many of Nashville’s duos: a week-long, muddy, moonshine-fueled fiddler’s convention, set high in the West Virginia mountains many summers ago. Over the last ten-some-odd years they continued to meet at random, drinking corn liquor and losing time in the drone of the old fiddle-and-banjo tunes of the 19th century they both love.
In time, JP formed his notorious honky tonky band JP Harris and The Tough Choices, while Chance went to join the Grammy clad, platinum-selling band Old Crow Medicine Show.
With their careers landing them both in Nashville, it was time at last for the pair to find an outlet for the old time music that had initially brought them together; however this time it is with a road-wizened ear, a new eclectic mix of folk, rock and country, and few more miles on their already- calloused fingers. It’s with great joy to see the duo’s first ever European tour start this week, see tourdates below!
In this configuration the duo will cross the Atlantic for the very first time to perform from Spain to Norway and all in between. For the occasion they will bring a very special album named Two Bad Hombres recorded at Nashville’s The Bear’s Den. We can’t wait to get our hands on that, get the EU Blues, and see a show. Find all tourdates right here:
17-02-2017: Madrid (ESP) @ Boite Live
18-02-2017: Liérganes (ESP) @ Los Picos
19-02-2017: Luanco (ESP) @ La Taberna de Hank
21-02-2017: Nantes (FR) @ La Scène Michelet
22-02-2017: Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
23-02-2017: Utrecht (NL) @ TivoliVredenburg
24-02-2017: Berlin (DE) @ House Show
25-02-2017: Hamburg (DE) @ Nochtspeicher
27-02-2017: Gothenburg (SWE) @ Woody West
28-02-2017: Malmö (SWE) @ Folk å Rock
01-03-2017: Gävle (SWE) @ Konserthuset
02-03-2017: Stockholm (SWE) @ Bryggarsalen
03-03-2017: Oslo (NO) @ Buckleys
04-03-2017: Trondheim (NO) @ Moskus
From Oklahoma, USA the Turnpike Troubadours have established themselves as one of the must see acts on the US Red Dirt Circuit. The Guardian included them in their top 10 best country album of last year. Premiering on Benelux soil, we’re excited to have them over for three exclusive shows this week.
After years of buzz on the indie circuit the Turnpike Troubadours are ready for their closeup. The band defies the assumption that making real country music is somehow antiquated or uncool, and their fiddle-laden Red Dirt compositions resonate with a new generation of country music fans.
The Troubadours’ s/t third album demonstrates a pitch-perfect balance of old school instrumental music (the sound of real drums is so sweet to ears too used to electronic drum beats) and memorable melodies with lyrics by lead singer Evan Felker and bassist RC Edwards that offer up a smart take on life, as seen through the eyes of young men that spend much of their time in smoky bars.
After a successful European tour last November Robert Ellis will return for a short tour in June. We’re happy to share the first two dates today.
Robert Ellis has named his new album after himself and the reason is clear. The album is both his most personal statement yet and a summation of his career thus far. Robert Ellis opens with Perfect Strangers, a meditation on what brings people together (and how tenuous that connection can be), and ends with It’s Not OK, a raw look at emotional compromise.
Also California is on the album of which the video was hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Best Country Videos of 2016. This breakup story unfolds like a film whose reels have been spliced out of sequence. Pulling double duty as the video’s co-director (with Cullen Kelly) and female lead, Erika Alexandrea Silverman gives us a non-linear swirl of memories – a Texas rodeo, a makeout session in the kitchen, a heated argument, an adorable toddler – and demands the viewer place them in order.
Between those three powerful bookends are nine other songs that set Ellis’s soaring vocals and knowing melodies against his sharp, dark observations, and that show him in full command of a vibrant set of songwriting skills – irony, distance, character, narrative, a thoughtful relationship between sound and sense.
With the heart of a genuine Texas bluesman, the head (banging) of a Zappa and Lemmy disciple, and boots resting in the dust outside of town at sunrise, Scott H. Biram journeys through the harrowing human condition like no one else. A walk on the Biram side straddles the chasm between sin and redemption and The Bad Testament lands somewhere west of the Old Testament and south of an AA handbook. It’s a record of hard-grinding lost love, blues and deep, dark Americana.
Scott H. Biram conjured the words and music for The Bad Testament during mad alchemical sessions at his homemade studio in Austin, TX. Through stacks of amps, spools of cable, and a prodigious collection of microphones, he spread his technical wings wide, while never losing the immediacy honed from a life on the road. He added a drum kit and rustic vocal duet to his skill set (which already includes all guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals, and percussion on the album). And strip away the one-man band eccentricity, SHB is out-writing any meeting taker on Music Row. The man writes on a razor’s edge of aggression and deftness, thoroughly contemporary but steeped in the backwaters, back porches and back alleys of our collective musical heritage.
Scott H Biram is THE one-man band. The master of the realm. Why? Because even though he’s one man, he ain’t one thing. The Bad Testament is due out February 24th through Bloodshot Records. Happy to announce a European tour in support of it.
01-JUNE: Groningen (NL) @ De Spieghel
02-JUNE: Ris Oranges (FR) @ Le Plan
03-JUNE: Utrecht (NL) @ De Helling
04-JUNE: Oud-Turnhout (BE) @ Goezot in ‘t Hofke
06-JUNE: Bilbao (ESP) @ Kafe Antzokia
07-JUNE: Gijón (ESP) @ Sala Acapulco (Casino de Asturias)
08-JUNE: Madrid (ESP) @ Boite Live
09-JUNE: Zaragoza (ESP) @ Sala King Kong
10-JUNE: Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
11-JUNE: Montpellier (FR) @ Puces Rock Nº6
12-JUNE: Lyon (FR) @ Le Periscope
13-JUNE: Verona (IT) @ Bar The Brothers
14-JUNE: Novi Sad (SB) @ China Town
15-JUNE: Kladovo (SB) @ Fusion Club / Border Rock Festival
16-JUNE: Belgrado (SB) @ Dorćol Platz
17-JUNE: Szolnok (HUN) @ Tiszavirag Fesztival
19-JUNE: Zürich (CH) @ El Lokal
22-JUNE: Essen (DE) @ Soul Hell
23-JUNE: Arlon (BE) @ Le Entrepot
24-JUNE: Waardamme (BE) @ Muddy Roots
25-JUNE: Rotterdam (NL) @ Bluegrass Rotterdam