Larkin Poe Share 'An Acoustic Companion' EP Featuring Stripped Down Fan Favourites
By Stevie Connor.
Larkin Poe – the GRAMMY® Award-nominated duo of Georgia-bred, Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell – are thrilled to share their new EP An Acoustic Companion, featuring stripped-down versions of four fan favorites and is available on all US and UK DSPs and streaming services via their own Tricki-Woo Records today.
“In our world, almost all of our songs start out ‘acoustic,’” says Rebecca, “with quiet beginnings at the kitchen table on an acoustic guitar. In recording ‘An Acoustic Companion’ we really enjoyed stripping a handful of our songs back down to their roots and we hope folks will enjoy getting an earful of these songs as they originally came into being.
“From the jump, ‘Bad Spell’ was intended to be a big, bad, swaggy rock song,” adds Megan, “but we’ve found that there’s nothing more creatively freeing than challenging and burning down one’s own preconceived notions. We did just that in re-envisioning the arrangement for ‘Bad Spell’ and letting it bloom into new life.”
An Acoustic Companion will be available on limited edition 7” vinyl available through pre-order via the band’s online store.
Larkin Poe has been hailed as one of hardest working live acts on the road today, and on the heels of their epic North American tour which featured festival appearances, as well as sold-out dates alongside Blackberry Smoke, Larkin Poe are ready to kick off their biggest EU/UK headline tour to date. The EU/UK tour kicks off on October 6 at Trondheim, Norway’s Tapperiet Trondheim, followed by eagerly awaited shows in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, and Spain. For complete details and remaining ticket availability, please visit www.larkinpoe.com/tour.
LARKIN POE - BLOOD HARMONY TOUR 2023
12 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique †
14 – Rouen, France – Le 106 †
15 – Paris, France – L’Olympia †
17 – Bristol, United Kingdom – O2 Academy Bristol †
18 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – O2 Academy Glasgow †
20 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Albert Hall †
21 – London, United Kingdom – Roundhouse †
23 – Cologne, Germany – E–Werk †
24 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Vredenburg †
25 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie Artefact †
27 – Villeurbanne, France – Transbordeur †
28 – Zürich, Switzerland – Volkshaus †
30 – Munich, Germany – Circus Krone †
31 – Karlín, Czech Republic – Forum Karlín †
1 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Welt †
3 – Wien, Austria – Brauerei Ottakringer †
4 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique †
6 – Ramonville-St-Agne, France – Le Bikini †
7 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz †
8 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Riviera †
24 – Atlanta, GA – Coca–Cola Roxy ^ (SOLD OUT)
18-21 – Miramar Beach, FL – Moon Crush Pink Moon 2024 *
* Festival Appearance
† w/ Special Guests The Sheepdogs
Hailed by American Songwriter as “a roaring, impassioned set that leaves no doubt about who the queens of contemporary Southern blues rock are, and will likely stay, for the foreseeable future,” Blood Harmony affirms Larkin Poe as an essential force in shaping the identity of Southern rock ‘n’ roll, breathing new energy into the genre with both forward-thinking perspective and a decidedly feminine strength. Co-produced by Larkin Poe alongside Texas-bred musician Tyler Bryant (also Rebecca’s husband), the album fully harnesses the fiery vitality shown in touring across the globe, imbuing songs with equal parts soulful sensitivity and thrilling ferocity. From the feverish guitar work of “Bad Spell” to the soul-stirring “Southern Comfort” and smoldering title track, Blood Harmony reveals a band in complete touch with their formidable intuition, their storytelling fortified with a blues-heavy sound that hits right in the heart.
Blood Harmony was met by enthusiastic applause from such outlets as FORBES, which declared it to be “11 songs and 42 minutes of pounding driving guitar and slide guitar virtuosity…There is one problem with listening to an album of Larkin Poe – you just want to listen to more and more Larkin Poe songs.” “Blood Harmony showcases Larkin Poe’s command of the blues,” affirmed No Depression, “and their ability to write and deliver songs that reveal the shadows and light through which we pass in our everyday world. Even in the midst of the blues there still resides hope and joy, and Larkin Poe leads us through to that other side.”
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