If after pressing play on the new Sturgill Simpson video below you think ‘this sounds familiar’ it may well be because The Promise was the song played on the closing scene of the film Napoleon Dynamite…or…it may because you remember 80s New Wave (look it up kids) Manchester band, When In Rome’s lone US hit single. Whatever the memory, this sounds nothing like the original, but it does sound like how it should really sound. There in lies the magic of Kentucky born singer Sturgill Simpson…This is soulful ‘hairs on the neck’ stuff…it blew me away!
The Promise features on Sturgill Simpson’s new album, “Metamodern Sounds In Country Music”.
Sturgill will be bringing his band over to the UK for the first time this autumn. Tickets for October tour dates are now on sale now.
SUMMER TOUR DATES 2014
29 Jun – GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
24 Jul – LONDON, Bush Hall
25 Jul – SHEFFIELD, Greystones
26 Jul – PERTH, Southern Fried Festival
27 Jul – AMSTERDAM, Paradiso
UK TOUR OCTOBER 2014 (FULL BAND)
30 Sep – NOTTINGHAM, The Maze
01 Oct – BRISTOL, St. Bonaventure’s
02 Oct – LIVERPOOL, Leaf
03 Oct – CORK, Triskel Arts Centre
04 Oct – DUBLIN, Whelan’s
05 Oct – GLASGOW, Oran Mor
06 Oct – GATESHEAD, The Sage