Brooklyn three-piece The Lone Bellow will release their new single 'Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold' on March 10th 2014 through Descendant Records / Sony Music. Following on from the trio's exuberant debut UK EP 'The One You Should've Let Go' which was released in December and given national radio support from BBC Radio 2 (Huey Morgan & Bob Harris), XFM (John Kennedy & Communion Presents) and BBC Scotland, 'Green Eyes...' swells with three-part harmonies and rousing group choruses to a climatic and rousing ending. The single release coincides with a seven date UK tour in March that concludes at London's Borderline on 11th March (full dates below).
Born in Brooklyn, New York, with deep family and musical roots in Georgia, the fast-rising acoustic trio The Lone Bellow is proving, show by show, that the sounds and stories of Main Street resonate on Main Streets everywhere, winning fans across America and now around the world with their particular brand of 'Brooklyn country'. Led by Zach Williams, the Lone Bellow's lead singer and principal songwriter, the band begun with what as meant to be just a jam session with Williams' old friend Brian Elmquist and fellow singer Kanene Pipkin at a Brooklyn diner. Williams recalls, "three songs in, I realized I should quit what I'm doing and just make music with these people."
The Lone Bellow released their self-titled debut album in the US in 2013 to unanimous rave reviews from everyone from USA Today, The New York Times, NPR and The Associated Press, to Paste, Forbes and Filter. The band subsequently appeared on both Conan O' Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Since the US release the band haven't stopped touring. They have recently completed a summer-long national tour of festivals, including Stagecoach, Austin City Limits, Outsidelands and Newport Folk Fest, as well as playing with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Robert Plant and The Civil Wars. They've also recently played their first run of headline shows, one of which drew a jubilant hometown crowd of over 3,000 on a rain-soaked Brooklyn night.
Williams first came to songwriting via near-tragedy when his young wife was catastrophically injured in a horseback riding accident. Physicians initially told Williams that, at best, his wife would leave the hospital a paraplegic, but after pioneering treatment she ultimately regained the ability to walk. Having experienced a feeling of something close to a miracle, it revitalised Williams' drive to be creative. Two years ago, following a soul-searching trip he'd taken with his wife, Williams re-emerged with a stack of deeply personal songs -- tender but frank tales of romantic rupture and hard-fought redemption -- rooted in the country, folk and gospel of his Southern youth. Having played in Philadelphia opening for their friends in The Civil Wars, Williams met with Grammy Award Winning producer Charlie Peacock who went on to record their debut album in three days at New York's Rockwood Music Hall, capturing the spirit and the sound of these three closely-harmonized individuals, both at their most confident and their most vulnerable.
The self-titled debut album will be released later in 2014. The Lone Bellow will be touring to the UK in March 2014. Dates below :
Tuesday 4 March Gateshead, Sage
Wednesday 5 March Glasgow, Stereo
Thursday 6 March Manchester, Chorlton, The Dulcimer
Friday 7 March Sheffield, Greystones
Saturday 8 March Kendal, Library
Sunday 9 March Bristol, Louisiana
Tuesday 11 March London, Borderline