The Hanging Stars share video for “I Will Please You” from forthcoming album ‘A New Kind of Sky’ out February 21st

January 27, 2020
The Hanging Stars

Share video for “I Will Please You”
Directed by St Etienne’s Paul Kelly
New album A New Kind of Sky 
out 21 February 2020

The Hanging Stars present the hip-shaking, foot-stomping new single “I Will Please You”, taken from the forthcoming album A New Kind Of Sky, out 21 February on Crimson Crow.  Appropriately for these troubled times, “I Will Please You” is the tale of a cult leader/world leader and his irresistible (for some) charm, from the point of view of his most recent victim. The atmospheric video for the track which was directed by St Etienne filmmaker Paul Kelly and filmed at London’s legendary rock’n’roll boozer, The Betsey Trotwood. The band also announce forthcoming live dates across the UK for 2020, including album launch gig at London’s Moth Club with special guests, GospelbeacH.

A New Kind Of Sky is The Hanging Stars’ thrilling third studio album, which carries on their exploration of transatlantic psychedelic folk and cosmic country, whilst blending twelve-string, harmony-laden lullabies with soft rock anthems. As well as the band’s signature wistful pastoral escapism, there are lyrical concerns about the recent past; the systematic division of people, values, facts and humanity in The West in general – and the UK in particular. The band weave the same thread they have always woven but this time with a more unified vision.

Channelling the sounds of The ByrdsBig Star and The Flying Burrito Brothers, as well as hints of Mojave 3 and The Allah LasThe Hanging Stars mainline the dying embers of the early 70s psychedelic folk and cosmic country scenes. The band is comprised of songwriter, singer and guitarist Richard OlsonSam Ferman on bass, Paulie Cobra on drums, Patrick Ralla on banjo, guitar, keyboards and assorted instruments, with pedal steel courtesy of Joe Harvey-Whyte.

A New Kind Of Sky follows their critically acclaimed debut Over The Silvery Lake in 2016. The album received plaudits from broadsheets such as The Times and The Guardian, as well as Uncut and Q. They picked up a good amount of support at 6 Music and “The House on the Hill” scored a much-coveted 10/10 by John Robb on Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable. Their second album Songs For Somewhere Else came out in 2018, with acclaim in Uncut (Revelations article), Shindig (several features and 4* review) as well as The Quietus and The Line Of Best Fit, plus radio support from Gideon Coe and Bob Harris, including an Under The Apple Tree Session.

They’ve shared the stage with Teenage Fanclub, The Clientele, Wolf People, The Long Ryders and GospelbeacH, as well as playing festivals such as Liverpool’s International Festival of Psychedelia, Red Rooster and Ramblin’ Roots. They played Americana Fest this year as well as the Loose stage at The Long Road Festival.

A New Kind Of Sky is the sound of a band who have found their voice. Varied yet cohesive, expansive yet intimate, universal yet personal, the ten-songs shimmer with brilliance and furthers The Hanging Stars’ shining legacy.

“I Will Please You” follows the band’s earlier single  “(I’ve Seen) The Summer in Her Eyes”

Live Dates:
26/02 – London – Album launch – Moth Club w/ GospelbeacH
19/3 – Nottingham – Old Cold Store
20/3 – Sheffield – The Shakespeare 
21/3 – Newcastle – The Brandling Villa 
15/4 – Newport – Le Pub
16/4 – Manchester – The Castle 
17/4 – Todmorden – The Golden Lion
18/4 – Bexhill on Sea – Record Shop Day at Music’s Not Dead
25/4 – High Wycombe – Ramblin’ Roots Revue 
9/5 – London – Daylight Music at Union Chapel
26/5 – Liverpool – Violette Records at Studio 2, Parr Street
3-4/7 – Hastings Americana Festival 

1. Choir of Criers
2. I Woke Up in July
3. Three Rolling Hills
4. I’ve Seen the Summer in Her Eyes
5. Heavy Blue
6. Song For Fred Neil
7. I Will Please You
8. Lonely Rivers
9. I Was a Stone
10. A New Kind of Sky

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