Nashville’s The Grahams have a very busy 208 ahead. In addition to a new studio album with Black Keys producer Richard Swift in charge of twiddling the knobs and extensive live appearances, the duo will also unveil a new documentary ‘Love & Distortion’, where The Grahams “explore the real America…on Route 66“.
The documentary will feature an all-star Nashville soundtrack, with contributions from Lilly Hiatt, Dylan LeBlanc and many more. Most importantly, it will feature previously unreleased tracks by The Grahams themselves, in the form of two classic cover tunes.
In addition to an upbeat and countrified take on the Pretenders’ classic ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’, The Grahams also put their mark on the Mazzy Star classic ‘Fade Into You’. ‘Fade’ has been covered by various artists in the past, but the Grahams’ woozy take on it holds up with the very best. They take the original melody, add a moody country twist and heavy bass drum, all without losing too many of the hazy dreampop qualities of the original version. You can take a listen for yourselves below.
‘Fade Into You’ and ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ will also be included on a strictly limited edition 7″, only available on The Grahams’ UK tour, which takes in various small venues up and down the country, before culminating in two shows at London’s O2 in March.
Full UK tour dates:
Wed 14 Taddington, nr. Buxton Village Institute
Thu 15 Swayfield, nr. Grantham Village Hall
Fri 16 Caunton Dean Hole, nr. Newark Community Centre
Sat 17 Crich, nr. Matlock Crich Glebe Field Centre
Sun 18 Yoxall, nr. Burton-on-Trent Parish Hall
Thu 22 Drimpton, nr. Beaminster Village Hall
Fri 23 Ashmore, nr. Shaftesbury Village Hall
Sat 24 Hinton Martell, nr. Wimborne Village Hall
Sun 25 Milborne St. Andrew, nr. Blandford Village Hall
Tue 27 Liverpool Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Music Room
Wed 28 Sheffield The Greystones
Thu 1 Bristol The Tunnels
Fri 2 Poole Lighthouse
Sat 3 Lichfield Lichfield Arts
Sun 4 Maidenhead Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
Mon 5 Cardiff The Moon
Thu 8 Newbury Arlington Arts Centre
Fri 9 London C2C, Country to Country, The 02, The Big Entrance Stage
Sat 10 London C2C, Country to Country, The 02, The Big Entrance Stage
With thanks to Red Guitar Music for the heads up.