Echo Town to play songs from new album in Bristol

PUBLISHED: 14:00 22 September 2018

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The dynamic Cornish duo Echo Town will play their new songs to fans at Crofter’s Rights in Bristol.

The band of brothers, comprising Ric and Rob Harrison, have just released their second album Kin – a follow-up to their benchmark album Be Strong Troop On which was released in 2016.

The thrilling new release features molten rock, acoustic tunes, reggae and bastardised blues and it has been produced by the legendary John Cornfield, who worked with the likes of Muse, The Stone Roses and Ben Howard.

With Kin, the tenacious jamming duo deliver their immense live sound to disc with panache.

Drummer Robert Harrison was given free reign to ‘do whatever he wanted’ on the album and the percussion for Kin provides a thunderous heartbeat for the songs.

With an impressive array of guitars, lap-slides, stomp boxes, harmonicas and didgeridoos, the band is set to raise the roof of the Bristol venue on October 26.

Mixing their love of surf culture and nature with contemporary freedom songs, the band have become instantly recognisable for their multi-instrumental performances and eclectic sound.

They have been touring widely across the UK with headline shows and festival billings at Oceanfest, Glastonbury, Boomtown, Boardmasters, Loose Music Fest and Montreux Jazz Festival.

They have also supported the likes of Xavier Rudd, Chali 2na, Morcheeba, My Baby, Ferocious Dog, Wille & the Bandits and Sound of the Sirens.

Kin is the brothers’ most bold and ambitious project to date and includes more up-tempo numbers than their other records.

Speaking about the album, Ric said: “A good half of the album is made up of tunes we have been jamming at gigs for years which have never progressed beyond being jams, but now they have lyrics and some additional structure.

“We have a lot more up-tempo tunes on this record which reflect our live show more accurately.

“Wrapped up in these refined jams are conscious lyrics addressing themes such as overcoming personal struggles, caring for the planet, recognising our place and what is truly important in life as well as having fun.”

Tickets, priced £8.80, are available from www.echotown.co.uk

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