The Deslondes add more shows to their European tour01-02-2023
Stop what you’re doing! The Deslondes are back! They’re set to return this summer with their first album in five years: Ways & Means. Mid-December we announced the first couple of festival shows, now adding more festivals and club dates:
27/05: Nijmegen, NL - Doornroosje
28/05: Beverungen, DE - Orange Blossoms Festival
29/05: Raalte, NL - Ribs & Blues
30/05: Den Haag, NL - Paard
31/05: Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
01/06: Brussels, BE - Indies Keeping Secrets
03/06: Amen, NL - Cultureel Café de Amer
04/06: Oud-Turnhout, BE - Goezot in 't Hofke
06/06: Cologne, DE - Yard Club
07/06: Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache
08/06: Odense, DK - Dexter
09/06: Malmö, SWE - Malmö Americana
10/06: Stockholm, SWE - Sthlm Americana
11/06: Oslo, NO - Oslo Americana
Ways & Means follows the Deslondes’ 2014 self-titled album and their 2017 full-length Hurry Home. The new LP spans 14 tracks in total and includes collaborations with Margo Price, Twain, and Billy Contreras. It was co-produced by the band and Andrija Tokic.
We shed old skin in order to evolve and move forward. We let go of who we were in the past and embrace who we’re meant to be now. The Deslondes have taken such steps as not only bandmates, but as brothers. The New Orleans quintet — Dan Cutler, Sam Doores, Riley Downing, Cameron Snyder, and John James Tourville — have weathered ups, downs, and everything in between only to strengthen the bond between them. Infusing everything from saxophone, flute, and synth to string arrangements and a full drum kit for the first time, the group naturally progress and evolve in real-time on their third full-length offering, Ways & Means.
The “other side” might just be their brightest yet. The Deslondes revealed their self-titled debut to widespread tastemaker applause during 2015. However, they really hit their stride on Hurry Home in 2017. Right out of the gate, Noisey proclaimed, “The Deslondes have found a comfortable sound to create art in, and it serves them well,” while Rolling Stone noted, “The Deslondes’ take on country relies on a gritty, grimy mix of early rock ‘n’ roll and lo-fi R&B.” In addition to praise from American Songwriter, Paste, The Boot, and more, the record closed out the year on Uncut’s “Favorite Albums of 2017.”
Then, the musicians opted to quietly take a break. In the meantime, Sam shared his self-titled debut as Riley also served up his solo album, Start It Over. Maybe it was something in the air, but 2021 seemed like the perfect moment for the boys to pick up where they left off. Missing the camaraderie, the guys congregated at old haunt The Tigermen Den. Together, they worked out the songs before they entered the Bomb Shelter with longtime producer Andrija Tokic. This time around, members brought in a host of ideas and agreed upon the process before recording. In the end, The Deslondes draw on their own familial union to forge a similar connection with listeners.