This month sees the release of We’re Not Going Anywhere via Thirty Tigers, the latest offering from Texas born David Ramirez.
For the first time, Ramirez – who has always co-produced or self-produced – hired a producer in the form of Sam Kassirer (previously helmed Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, Bhi Bhiman) to help evolve and change the recording process. In January 2017 Ramirez and his band decamped to the Great North Sound Society, an eighteenth-century farmhouse in rural Maine that serves as Kassirer’s studio. “It’s very secluded, which was part of the appeal. We were able to get out of our touring headspace and stay completely involved with the record and what we were doing. That allowed the band to concentrate on the music, to pursue ideas without distractions and misgivings, but it also removed them from the world during a momentous event.”
The album is one of our Featured Albums of the Month in which Paul Kerr concluded “He’s an acute observer of the fractured state of the nation, its lost souls and lost ideals but even as he sees discord, he is hopeful for the future as he sings in the life affirming death note that is the closing song. This notion is reflected in the cover art which features two survivors of breast cancer with Ramirez noting that they “Perfectly embodied the meaning of my album’s title: Death, take our bodies, but our presence will remain.” It’s a sentiment worthy of Woody Guthrie and a fine note of defiance.” Read the full review here.
David Ramirez has announced details of an eight-date UK headline tour, set to run throughout January 2018 and taking in a date at London’s St Pancras Old Church on January 12, 2018. See below:
UK Tour Dates
12 – Old St Pancras Church – London, UK
13 – Open Studios – Brighton, UK
14 – The Greystones – Sheffield, UK
15 – Louisana – Bristol, UK
16 – Bodega – Nottingham, UK
17 – Duffys – Leicester, UK
18 – The Castle – Manchester, UK
Tickets go on sale via Ramirez’s website on Friday 15th September davidramirezmusic.com