The Hanging Stars join Sedate Bookings and announce April/May 2021 UK tour25-09-2020
The Hanging Stars channel the sounds of The Byrds, Big Star and The Flying Burrito Brothers with hints of Mojave 3 and The Allah Las – mainlining the dying embers of the early 70s psychedelic folk and cosmic country scenes. The band is comprised of songwriter, singer and guitarist Richard Olson (Eighteenth Day Of May / The See See), Sam Ferman (The Light Shines) on bass, Paulie Cobra on drums, Patrick Ralla (The Alan Tyler Show) on banjo, guitar, keyboards and assorted instruments, with pedal steel courtesy of Joe Harvey-Whyte.
The Hanging Stars released their third album of beautifully crafted Cosmic Americana, A New Kind of Sky, in February 2020, winning four-star reviews from Uncut Magazine, Shindig Magazine and The Times and receiving radio play by BBC 6 Music (Gideon Coe) and BBC Radio 2 (Bob Harris).
The band recently played ‘I Woke Up In July’ for the Shindig Lockdown Festival and sold out the 7” vinyl EP when released in July. When Bob Harris played it on his BBC Radio 2 show he declared “I love this band!”.
Americana UK wrote that with “A New Kind Of Sky’ “… the band have forged a sparkling album which, on the strength of the songs and the sheer excellence of the playing, allows that it too might one day be considered a classic.”
The Hanging Stars’ second album Songs for Somewhere Else (2018) won acclaim from Uncut Magazine, Shindig (several features and four-star review), The Quietus and The Line of Best Fit.
Their critically acclaimed 2016 debut Over the Silvery Lake 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 BBC 6 Music and “The House on the Hill” scored a much coveted 10/10 by John Robb on Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable.
We're excited to call The Hanging Start part of the Sedate Bookings family now and have line-up a UK tour in May 2021, which we're happy to share with you today:
28/04: Newport, UK - Le Pub
08/05: Bristol, UK - The Crofter’s Rights
09/05: Portsmouth, UK - The Square Tower
12/05: Manchester, UK - Gullivers
13/05: Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
14/05: Edinburgh, UK - Opium
15/05: Todmorden, UK - The Golden Lion
16/05: Nottingham, UK - The Running Horse