New EP – ‘Everything Changes’ – January 27
London shows: Hospital Club – November 26
Union Chapel – February 6
‘Really something special. She’s amazing. Quite astonishing’ Guy Garvey, Elbow/BBC 6Music
‘a folk noir gem…a voice and songs to go stellar’ The Sunday Times
‘powerful and graceful’ The Independent
‘confident, enchanting and ballsy’ Q Magazine
22 year old folk noir balladeer Rachel Sermanni will release her new EP Everything Changes on January 27, 2014. The EP will be supported by Rachel’s biggest headline shows to date at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum on January 31 and London’s Union Chapel on February 6. A preview of new material is available at London’s Hospital Club on November 26. The title track and first taste of the forthcoming EP is streaming below-
Everything Changes is the first new material since Rachel’s acclaimed debut album Under Mountains from September 2012. With the seeds of the new material being planted whilst on the road touring, Rachel admits that she found the required space to reflect and develop the songs at her family home (and in her childhood bedroom no less) in the remote village of Carrbridge in the Scottish Highlands. There are personal inflections present throughout the EP – with Rachel confessing that even the title track (which she was asked to write for a film with a preconceived subject matter) is instantly relatable to her own life. The humble tales of the Everything Changes EP were recorded in a New York City recording studio with producer Alex Newport (Bloc Party, City & Colour, Mars Volta), a million miles away from the peace and quiet of her native Carrbridge.
Rachel launched her foray into the world of singer-songwriting when only 17, and has since played in excess of 600 shows across the UK, Europe, North America and a handful of shows in Asia. 2013 has been spent touring North America and Canada, including the Dawson City Music Festival as well as the Calgary, Ottawa and Interstellar Rodeo Festivals where Rachel shared main stages with the likes of Steve Earl, Sharon Van Etten, The Alabama Shakes and Vampire Weekend.
Upcoming UK gigs:
November 26th, 2013 – London, The Hospital Club
January 31st, 2014 – Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
February 6th, 2014 – London, Union Chapel
February 26th, 2014 – Dublin, The Workman’s Club
Tickets available at www.rachelsermani.net/shows