The Hanging Stars tour mainland Europe in October/November05-10-2022
Channelling the sounds of The Byrds, Big Star and The Flying Burrito Brothers, as well as hints of Mojave 3 and The Allah Las, The 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 Olson, Sam Ferman on bass, Paulie Cobra on drums, Patrick Ralla on banjo, guitar, keyboards and assorted instruments, with pedal steel courtesy of Joe Harvey-Whyte.
The Hanging Stars place themselves firmly as part of a long folk tradition encompassing European and North American influences – as a continuation rather than a pastiche of these styles. With their 2022 release Hollow Heart on Loose Music they've been across the UK, did European summer festivals and now hit off the fall with some support shows for The Sheepdogs before making their way over to the European mainland for a string of shows.
07/10: Bristol, UK - Thekla
08/10: Manchester, UK - Gorilla
09/10: London, UK - Electric Ballroom
21/10: Glasgow, UK - Stereo
22/10: Barton-upon-Humber, UK - The Ropewalk
23/10: Nottingham, UK - The Running Horse
01/11: Leiden, NL - Q-Bus
02/11: Dortmund, DE - Subrosa
03/11: Oberhausen, DE - Zentrum Altenberg
04/11: Oostende, BE - De Zwerver
05/11: Groningen, NL - Take Root
07/11: Norderstedt, UK - Music Star
08/11: Malmö, SWE - Folk å Rock
09/11: Kristianstad, SWE - Kulturkvarteret
10/11: Stockholm, SWE - MelodyBox
11/11: Falkenberg, SWE - Tryckhallen
12/11: Göteborg, SWE - Pustervik
21/12: Winchester, UK - The Railway Inn
22/12: London, UK - The Lexington
Recorded at Edwyn Collins' Clashnarrow Studios in Scotland with Sean Read (Soulsavers, Dexys) at the controls, Hollow Heart is the band's most assured collection of songs to date and exudes the warm, rootsy psychedelia that they have become renowned for.