ANNOUNCES DEBUT UK TOUR
NEW SINGLE ‘WATER IT’ OUT 10 FEBRUARY 2014
Taken from the album Sleeping with a Stranger – UK Impact date February 24
‘Sleeping with a Stranger does all the right things in all the right places’
Tim Merricks – Americana UK.com
Christina Martin has been developing her reputation in Canada for strong song-writing and timeless story-telling via her melodic Americana/Country-pop songs over the last several years. Winner of the 2012 ‘Female Recording of the Year’ at the Nova Scotia Music Awards and an East Coast Music Award Winning artist, her song-writing reflects the emotional highs and lows that we all experience as we travel the road of life. Christina’s vocal style is romantic yet ultimately wistful, reminiscent of the music she grew up with including Lucinda Williams, The Jayhawks and Wilco.
Water It, is the lead single from her award winning album and the perfect song to introduce UK audiences to one of Nova Scotia’s most beloved musical exports. Water It reflects on the light and shade of loving relationships in its lyrics and is typical of an artist who makes observations of life her stock in trade. It’s also the perfect song to inspire us as we head into the new year with its message of ‘Come On, Step Up’ Telling us that we ‘can do anything we want to in this life!’
Christina lives out the inspiration offered in her music too, by stepping up and taking her music around the world independently. As Americana UKrecently noted, ‘she is in demand – increasingly noticeable this side of the Atlantic.’ Christina has really earned her stripes with tireless touring across Canada and more recently in Europe where audiences and publications such as Rolling Stone (Germany) have taken to her alt -country inspired kitchen table confessions.
The UK gets its first chance to see and hear Christina Martin live in concert early in 2014 when she tours in England for the first time including aLondon show at The Slaughtered Lamb. Travelling with her on this run of dates is respected guitar and lap/pedal steel player Dale Murray (The Guthries, Cuff The Duke). Murray’s playing can be heard throughout Martin’s recordings and he is an acknowledged virtuoso of the guitar as evidenced by his playing and a sponsorship from Dusenberg Guitars.
The February dates will be an ethereal acoustic/electric affair taking Christina Martin to Brighton, Cambridge and Sheffield along with other dates – 11 shows in all.
UK Tour Dates:
Wed 05-Feb Slaughtered Lamb London
Thu 06-Feb The Latest Bar Brighton
Fri 07-Feb The Stables Milton Keynes
Sat 08-Feb The Dolphin Hotel St Ives – Cambridge
Sun 09-Feb Farnham Maltings Farnham
Tue 11-Feb The Old Ship Inn Lowdham
Wed 12-Feb The Fishpond Matlock Bath
Thu 13-Feb The Met Bury
Fri 14-Feb The Launderette Durham
Sat 15-Feb The Square Chapel Halifax
Sun 16-Feb John Peel Centre Stowmarket
Carousels & Limousines release moving new video ahead of tour dates and new EP.
Alt-rock band Carousels & Limousines are looking to make some serious moves on 2014 with this incredibly haunting song and video for ‘Greasy Hands’. It has the opus ambitions of a band twice their age or more akin to the heady days of 70s giants Led Zeppelin and Queen where the pressure to only make three minute pop songs was not something they adhered to.
The track is a slow building epic seemingly about a bar brawl over a woman that grows from solemn acoustic and accordion with gravelly vocal tones to big guitars and triumphant drums. Embroiled in the heroism of defending a woman, frontman Sam Gotley spits the lyrics “Get your greasy hands… off my woman… she’s a lady”.
The video directed by Panamanian David Santana Lorenzo, takes the track in a different direction but works to poignantly raise awareness of the devastating sadness of child labour. Entertainment site Contact Music said, “It’s definitely a tear-jerker, with the spine-chilling lyrics and mournful tone providing a great finish to an important story that needs to be told.”
Carousels & Limousines have been playing together relentlessly in support of last year’s acclaimed debut album ‘Home To Andy’s’ and are one of those very special bands well worth seeing live. They were awarded London’s 100 Club’s prestigious ‘Artist Of The Month’ title and regularly sell out their hometown Bath’s Moles Club.
With a trip to record and play in LA booked due to demand for their infatuating English style of blues Americana and a new six track EP set for release this summer, the buzz for Carousels & Limousines is starting to swell. See them at one of the following intimate venues while you still can.
Jan 29 Macbeth, London
Feb 01 Moles, Bath
Feb 03 Apt 58, London
Feb 06 The Monarch, London
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