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Caitlin Rose: gigs + video

January 5, 2011 by  

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Caitlin Rose: gigs + video

Caitlin Rose has announced that the brand new single from her hugely-acclaimed debut album will be the wonderful ‘Own Side’, which will be released on the 21st February via Names Records.

The video for ‘Own Side’ is now available:

Caitlin has also unveiled details of a full UK tour in March and a show as part of HMV’s Next Big Thing series. The full list of tour dates are as follows:

Caitlin Rose UK Dates 2011
Fri 11 Feb London Barfly, HMV Next Big Thing SOLD OUT
Mon 7 Mar London Borderline
Tue 8 March Oxford Jericho
Wed 9 Mar Exeter Phoenix
Fri 11 Mar Glasgow Stereo
Sat 12 Mar Manchester University
Sun 13 Mar Birmingham Glee

Caitlin Rose rounded off the perfect year with her highly-acclaimed debut album at number 4 in Rough Trade’s Album’s of the Year, hitting the Sunday Times number 3 best newcomer of 2010 list (and number 2 Best Song of the Year for ‘Shanghai Cigarettes’), Number 11 in The Sun and voted Album of the Year at the Nashville Scene newspaper (quite a feat given her album doesn’t drop stateside until March 2011!).

Released in August to much excitement, ‘Own Side Now’ also achieved ‘Albums of the Week’ in The Sunday Times, The Independent, Independent on Sunday and The Evening Standard. Having done sessions all over the BBC for the likes of Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley, Bob Harris and Radcliffe & Maconie, Caitlin will be back on the airwaves in February performing a live performance for Loose Ends. She also gave a sterling debut UK TV performance on BBC 2’s The Late Review recently. You can view her charmingly effortless showing here Phew!

Having completed a successful headline UK tour under the Twisted Folk banner to a plethora of freshly adoring fans, she is witty, charismatic and her voice will pierce the coldest of hearts. The Independent and The Guardian both scored her performance at The Slaughtered Lamb 4/5, with the latter referring to her as a “rare and prodigious talent”. Caitlin has just finished touring mainland Europe with those other Nashville residents KORT (Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell) and is currently touring the US with Justin Townes Earle.

New single ‘Own Side’ mirrors Caitlin’s wish that “simple songs needing simple sounds” and the avoidance of “Broadway bullshit”. From its humble acoustic openings it morphs into a majestic soulful gem, with wonderful fragments of tear jerking backing vocals interspersed with a subtle blend of piano and pedal steel. “I’m on my own side now… Who’s gonna take me home? / Cause I don’t wanna go it alone / Who’s gonna want me when / I’m just somewhere you’ve been?” Everyone, it would seem, after hearing this particular tune. It comes backed by a cover version of ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and album favourite ‘For the Rabbits’ lifted from a Marc Riley 6 Music session.



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