EUROPEAN TOUR KICKS-OFF OCTOBER 5TH IN BORDEAUX, FRANCE
“A raw, fuzzed-out, garage-boogie attitude and a riff-o-rama sensibility. Their sound can be heavy as a 2000 lb. budgie, menacing as a back-alley swaying drunk, and when they crank up the riffing or let rip with some high-octane slide, it’s as transporting as anything by post-Mississippi Fred McDowell.” – POPMATTERS
Following on the heels of their highly-praised debut Everything’s For Sale, South Wales duo Henry’s Funeral Shoe are set to unleash their second full-length effort Donkey Jacket – an album filled with the twosome’s distinctive punk-energy-blues-drenched-rock ‘n’ roll. With their incendiary guitars and hard-rock riot, fans of Radio Moscow, Left Lane Cruiser and The Black Diamond Heavies should find much to like in this explosive new release.
Comprised of brothers Aled and Brennig Clifford, this second offering evokes images of the Deep South, rather than the Welsh Valleys from which they hail.
Donkey Jacket features a number of guest appearances from a plethora of acclaimed musicians, including long time Van Morrison collaborator John ‘Ned’ Edwards on harmonica, slide guitar and mandolin, Pete Hurley of legendary ’70s Welsh band Lone Star on bass, and Justin Beynon of the Broken Vinyl Club on keys. The album was recorded in Wales with Tim Hammill at the helm, while mixing duties were undertaken by Jim Diamond (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Go) in Detroit.
Taking its name from the coat worn by Welsh miners, Donkey Jacket is a collection of rousing numbers ranging from the hard-hitting “Love Is A Fever” and “Anvil & Chains,” to their contrasting softer side on acoustic-driven tracks such as “Heart on Fire” and “Across The Sky.”
Donkey Jacket comes out October 11th through Alive Naturalsound Records and will be available on CD Digipack, Digital Download and Ltd. Edition Clear Vinyl of 700.
HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE TOUR DATES
OCT 05 France BORDEAUX – LE ROCHER DE PALMER w/ TEN YEARS AFTER
0CT 06 France PARIS – LA MECANIQUE ONDULATOIRE
OCT 07 France CREIL – LA GRANGE à MUSIQUE
OCT 08 France METZ – LES TRINITAIRES w/ THE MONSTERS
OCT 14 France ST BRIEUC – LA CITROUILLE
OCT 16 France LORIENT – TBA
OCT 20 France REIMS – TBA
OCT 21 France RENNES – L’ UBU
OCT 23 Netherlands HAARLEM – PATRONNAAT
OCT 28 Belgium DISKMUID – 4AD
OCT 29 Netherlands UTRECHT – DB’S
NOV 01 France MONTPELLIER – LA TAF
NOV 03 France LYON – BIG TINNITUS FESTIVAL
NOV 04 France MANTES LA JOLIE – FESTIVAL BLUES S/SEINE
NOV 05 France PERIGUEUX – RADIO FESTIVAL SANS RESERVE
(more dates to be announced soon)
FOR MORE INFO ON HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE:
Source- Pavement PR