Lucy Spraggan Tour Support

Lucy Spraggan with The Rising

We are thrilled and honoured to announce that we will be joining Lucy Spraggan on the Irish dates of her upcoming tour.

We will be playing The Empire, Belfast on 15th May, followed by Opium, Dublin on 16th May. Limited tickets remain for both shows. So if you want to see the show make sure you grab your tickets here.

We have followed Lucy’s music for a long time and we first shared a bill and met at The British Country Music Festival.

Thanks to Lucy, Number 34 and Singular Artists for the opportunity.

When You Were Mine

We have a new single coming out on the 20th May – called “When You Were Mine”. We are honoured to announce that it is now available to pre-save on all digital platforms. Simply click HERE.

As independent artists we really depend on pre-saves, Spotify especially. The reason for this is because it lets Spotify know that people are interested in the song. Therefore, it will push the song further up the rankings, giving it more of a chance of landing a vital Spotify Editorial Playlist.

Here is a sneaky peak of the artwork:

When You Were Mine – Single artwork

The single is our first release of 2022 and it is also the first release from our upcoming album which will be released on Vinyl boxset thanks to the awesome people who helped fund our kickstarter campaign.

This one is a bit of a different sound for us, so we are looking forward to seeing how you respond to it.

New Christmas Single – Pre Save

We are pleased to announce that our brand new single “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” will be released on 10th December and it is available to pre-save now by clicking HERE.

You can check out a teaser of the song/video below:

We are huge Christmas nuts here. Having already released three Christmas songs, including two originals we thought that it was time for another.

This year we decided to reimagine one of our favourite Christmas songs, the classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. We hope that you connect with our version and make it part of their family Christmas for years to come.  

New Single – Bruise You Left

We are so happy to announce our new single, “Bruise You Left” will be released on 4th June 2021. Bruise you left is the second single from our upcoming five-track EP ‘No Hope Without Love’. You can pre-save the song on all digital platforms by clicking HERE.

You can also buy a signed limited edition (Limited to 50) CD copy of the EP.

The song was written and recorded completely independently by Chris and Chantelle during lockdown at their own recording studio. The Drums however, were tracked by Chris Brush in Nashville, TN. The track was Mastered by Pete Maher (U2, Rolling Stones, The Killers, Snow Patrol and many more). 

Written by the duo the song started out as a title, melodic idea and a drum machine pattern. Since the beginning, the duo have kept with a routine of keeping a weekly allocated “writing session”. This is where the duo get together to focus solely on writing. They will swap ideas, show each other what they have been working on or start a brand new song together. This song was written over the course of two weekly writing sessions. 

The premise behind the song is the hurt caused by a long-term relationship coming to an end. Despite promising never to hurt each other, in the end, they do. Those wounds take a while to heal, some never do. So, whilst they may be in a better place apart the wounds/bruises of the relationship will stay with them forever.

In something that has become something of a trademark, the duo enjoy putting darker lyrics with upbeat music. 

Throughout the making of this song the duo experimented with sound and sonic textures. One such example of this is the percussion elements. Pinned against the live drum kit is a series of drum loops that were made by chopping up percussion sounds, processing and reversing the sound to create a interesting texture. Something the duo really enjoyed doing. Treating the recording studio like another musical instrument. Something they look forward to exploring more in the future.