For those of you lucky enough to be heading off to Austin next week for this year’s SXSW, here’s a handy schedule of where and when you can catch Hurray For The Riff Raff, Jonny Fritz and Peter Bruntnell. Do also keep an eye out for Deer Tick, who will no doubt be putting in a couple of appearances, as will Dawes, who will be playing at all of these places.
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Hurray For The Riff Raff
Following on from the success of their visit to the UK last year, it seems we couldn’t bring them back soon enough. The band will also be paying their first ever visit to Ireland, kicking things off with two nights at the fantastic Kilkenny Roots Festival, playing alongside Loose favourites such as John Murry, John Grant and Phosphorescent.
03 May – Kilkenny Roots Festival
04 May – Kilkenny Roots Festival
06 May – Limerick, Locke Bar
07 May – Dublin, Wheelans
09 May – Oswestry, The Ironworks
10 May – Oxford, Bullingdon Arms
11 May – Winchester, The Railway
12 May – Brighton, Green Door Store
13 May – London, The Lexington
15 May – Glasgow, Pivo Pivo
16 May – Newcastle, The Cluny 2
17 May – Stockton On Tees, Georgian Theatre
18 May – Manchester, The Castle
19 May – Nottingham, The Maze
20 May – Liverpool, Mello Mello
You may well be aware of the band’s previous brief appearances in the HBO TV series, Treme, but this time they’re very much Hurray For The Riff Raff. Check out this clip, taken from the Season 3 premiere, which aired in the US last week. Pretty cool.
Tomorrow (Saturday) they’ll be heading down to the BBC to put in an appearance on Loose Ends, performing album opener ‘Little Black Star’. The show airs at 18.15 tomorrow evening (more info here).
On Sunday it’s the Huey Show. Huey Morgan’s proved himself to be quite a fan, dedicating a decent amount of airtime to tracks off the new album and this weekend you’ll get the chance to hear him interviewing the band on his 6 Music show. Tune in from 13.00 Sunday afternoon for that one (more info here).
If you live in or around Norwich, Winchester, London or Brighton, you still have a chance to catch them playing live, before they head off to Germany and beyond, and if you’ve read any of the reviews, you’ll know why you should. Full list of dates can be found at hurrayfortheriffraff.com.
You may well have spotted yesterday’s Sunday Times article on Hurray For The Riff Raff. If not, click on the image to have a read.
We’ll leave you with this message from Alynda:-
Dear Friends in the UK,
I couldn’t be happier to bring you our third full length LP “Look Out Mama” I feel like this record has really helped us find our roots musically. As a songwriter, I worked hard on these tunes and in the studio we did our best to push our limits and try to come out with something that we could be proud of for years to come. Here it is, for you to decide whether it will stand the test of time. With no false ideas of being the “next big thing”, with no pretension, “Look Out Mama” is for anyone and everyone who just loves a good song. Hopefully it’ll be a breath of fresh air, and I hope you’ll agree that we brought you ten of those songs that you can listen to down the line.
Thank you for all of your support, I can’t wait to meet ya’ll on the upcoming tour!
Alynda lee Segarra