Kacy & Clayton announce May UK tour + new album The Siren’s Song out via New West

February 4, 2018

Kacy & Clayton
Announce UK/European Tour in May
New album The Siren’s Song out via New West on 27 April
UK Tour Dates:
1 May – Nottingham – The Maze
2 May – Oxford – The Bullingdon
3 May – London – Bush Hall
7 May – Belfast – Cathedral Quarter Arts Fest (Venue TBA)
8 May – Glasgow – Broadcast
9 May – Liverpool – Leaf
10 May – Newcastle – The Cluny 2
11 May – York – The Crescent
12 May – Bedford – Ent Shed
12 May – Brighton – The Prince Albert
15 May – Bristol – The Tunnels
16 May – Winchester – The Railway

Canadian psych/folk duo Kacy & Clayton have announced a European tour in May 2018, following the UK release of their new album The Siren’s Song via New West on 27 April. They shared the video of their new single “Seven Wonders” via Clash, who wrote; “There’s a feeling of full, ripe summer in its wide-open splendour, coupled with roots that extend back through the centuries.” See full European tour dates below.

The Siren’s Song set was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at Wilco’s The Loft in Chicago. The Siren’s Song, is the follow up to their acclaimed 2015 New West Records debut Strange Country, and for the first time incorporates full, electric band arrangements. Combining the startlingly expressive voice and violin of Kacy Anderson with the intricate guitar work and warm harmony vocals of her cousin and musical partner Clayton Linthicum, their sound is an arresting amalgamation of psychedelic folk, English folk revival and the ancestral music of Southern Appalachia. Now rounded out by Mike Silverman on drums and percussion and Shuyler Jansenon bass, The Siren’s Song encompasses their 60’s and 70’s Folk and Traditional Country influences, but also introduces a new emphasis on groove. They make music that seems to exist outside of time, tapping into centuries of tradition while effortlessly channelling fundamental human truths.

In the US, Kacy & Clayton  recently toured with Wilco and Robyn Hitchcock. They have previously toured the UK in support of Ryan Boldt (of Clayton’s previous band The Deep Dark Woods) as well as New West labelmate Daniel Romano last year. Their May tour encompasses Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter festival as well as London’s Bush Hall. Full European tour dates below.
Kacy & Clayton are second cousins who hail from the Wood Mountain uplands of Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. Their 2015 New West Records debut Strange Country was met with critical acclaim by Q Magazine stating, “Linthicum’s acoustic playing and vocals dovetail perfectly with Anderson’s crystal voice like prime Richard and Linda Thompson.” They also stated, “You’d be forgiven for thinking it was a lost late-’60s Brit-Folk gem,” continuing with “A beautiful album that nudges a classic past into a brave future.” NPR Music also offered, “Ambient textures like cursive strings, washy steel guitar, glistening vibraphone and enveloping reverb frame Kacy & Clayton’s performances…one more way that these two ground their traditional inclinations in the here and now.”
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Kacy offered “Jeff knows so much about recording, music and gear that it’s overwhelming, but we have a lot in common with him in regards to our tastes of production and albums from the Sixties and Seventies,” says Anderson. “It’s pretty inspirational to think that he wakes up every morning and works to advance the folk-country-rock medium constantly, considering he’s already released dozens of great albums. This was very motivating for us recording this album, seeing his dedication in motion.” About its recording, she also states,“We recorded the album live off the floor. A lot of people say they do this, but we actually did and that’s because the Loft is setup to record and play live music. Live music is better. There are mistakes on the record, nothing was scrutinized to the point of repulsion.”
Kacy & Clayton
The Siren’s Song
1. The Light of Day
2. Just Like A Summer Cloud
3. Cannery Yard
4. A Lifeboat
5. White Butte Country
6. A Certain Kind of Memory
7. This World Has Seven Wonders
8. The Siren’s Song
9. Go and Leave Me
APR 06 the Casino  Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
APR 07 Gigant   Apeldoorn, Netherlands
APR 08  Poppodium Grenswerk/ Down By The River  Venlo, Netherlands
APR 09 Konrad Cafe & Bar  Luxembourg, Luxembourg
APR 10  Yuca Club  Cologne, Germany
APR  11  Tab Tap Music Room Schaffhausen, Switzerland
APR 12  Künstlerhaus K4  Nuremberg, Germany
APR 13 TivoliVredenburg  Utrecht, Netherlands
APR 15  De Oosterpoort  Groningen, Netherlands
APR 16  Kantine am Berghain Berlin, Germany
APR 17  Nochtspeicher  Hamburg, Germany
APR 18  Atlas Aarhus, Denmark
APR 19 Folk Å Rock Malmö, Sweden
APR 20 Tryckhallen Falkenberg, Sweden
APR 21 Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden
APR 22  Plan B Tranås, Sweden
APR 24  Ole Bull Bergen, Norway
APR 25 Blues Club Odda, Norway
APR 26 John Dee Oslo, Norway
APR 27 Kulturkvarteret Kristianstad, Sweden
APR 28 Klubb Uffe  Uppsala, Sweden
APR 29 Kägelbanan Södermalm, Sweden
MAY 01 The Maze Nottingham, United Kingdom
MAY 02 The Bullingdon Oxford, United Kingdom
MAY 03 Bush Hall London, United Kingdom
MAY 07 Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Belfast, United Kingdom
MAY 08 Broadcast Glasgow, United Kingdom
MAY 09 Leaf Liverpool, United Kingdom
MAY 10 The Cluny 2 Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
MAY 11 The Crescent York, United Kingdom
MAY 12 Ent Shed Bedford, United Kingdom
MAY 13 The Prince Albert Brighton, United Kingdom
MAY 15 The Tunnels Bristol, United Kingdom
MAY 16 The Railway Winchester, United Kingdom

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