06 Oct Gill Landry’s New Album ‘Love Rides A Dark Horse’ Is Out Today
We highly recommend you check out this new album from Gill Landry, Love Rides A Dark Horse. The record is available to stream and download from today, but due to a production fuck up, the CDs and beautiful blood red heavyweight vinyl won’t officially be released until October 20th. However, we do happen to have a limited number of CDs & LPs here at Loose HQ, therefore we’ll be posting any orders placed here through the Loose shop on Monday (9th October).
Gill will be hitting Europe next month, for UK tour dates with Ian Felice and possibly a few shows in Scandinavia… We’ll be letting you know more about that very soon.
22 Nov – MANCHESTER Night And Day
23 Nov – EDINBURGH The Voodoo Room
24 Nov – NEWCASTLE Live Theatre
25 Nov – LEEDS High & Lonesome Festival
26 Nov – NOTTINGHAM The Maze
27 Nov – LONDON The Borderline
Now, as is the way with these things, we’d like to share a few press quotes with you:-
“Song cycles about broken relationships from moody singer-songwriters are almost a cliché at this point. But when you hear Landry’s looming yet subtle baritone — somewhere between Leonard Cohen, Kris Kristofferson and Dave Alvin — unspool stories of broken hearts, there isn’t a predictable or insincere moment to be found.”
“…these tunes are nearly cinematic in their approach, taking time to unwind at their own pace like a foreign film that gradually gets under your skin.”
“Landry crafts beautifully, often heartbreaking scenarios played out over rootsy, Americana folk/country ballads that, even with the somewhat shadowy subject matter, are conceived from a hopeful heart.” ★★★★
“The record is a beautiful combination of evocative storytelling and aural cinematography, with subtly graceful instrumental elements and Landry’s exquisite baritone hitting their emotional targets throughout. Emerging from the darkness of professional and romantic disillusionment, Gill Landry has created a triumphant album that singularly fits his definition of “dark horse” – “a candidate or competitor about whom little is known, but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds.” 9/10
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“not only a vocally candid experience but a visually rich and evocative one that lingers long after the fire has burnt down and that bottle has been drained.” – You’ve GOT to hear this
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“a dark gem” ★★★★
“Love Rides A Dark Horse” sounds as if Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits had recorded a country album …one of the best and most impressive dark country releases all year.”
“you can not help thinking about artists like Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits… Gill Landry belongs among those artists” ★★★★