Our second exclusive this week sees a harmonic alt-country trio performing a touching live rendition of a brand new track
We reviewed their superb LP The Truth And The Lie this March and spoke to vocalist/keyboardist Shelly Poole in February. Now the excellent americana/alt-country trio Red Sky July are back with the opening track to their eagerly anticipated new mini-album Voyager.
Comprised of members of Alisha’s Attic (vocalist/keyboardist Shelly Poole), Texas (guitarist Ally McErlaine and The Alice Band (vocalist/fiddlist Charity Hair), the group have have some impressive successes to their name. They’ve supported artists such as Sheryl Crow, 10CC, Tom Jones and Jools Holland, featured heavily on the UK Country Chart and received the noted Tartan Clef award at the Scottish Music Awards.
Of House Of Cards, Poole says : “The opening track of our new mini-album Voyager – House Of Cards – is about a relationship teetering on the brink of death because the man pushes the woman too far and brings up old shit. She says you should have put the spade down and just left it because now it’s out there and it can’t go back in the box.”
They’ve been compared to Ellen And The Escapades, The Secret Sisters and Larkin Poe among others. Such is the tender nature of House Of Cards that we think fans of Rachel Sermanni and Emily And The Woods will also find much to enjoy in it. As always, though, we’re leaving the final decision up to your trusty ears…
Like that? Then find Red Sky July on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or at their own website. Voyager is out tomorrow (16 September) and our London based readers can catch Red Sky July headlining at Bush Hall on next Monday (19 September).