Joana Serrat To Play Newport Venue

Catalonian singer-songwriter Joana Serrat has announced a handful of UK headlining shows for April, in support of latest album Dripping Springs.

Since the release of Dripping Springs back in September, Joana has been racking up radio plays on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Scotland, having had two songs added to the BBC 6 Music Recommends Playlist. 6 Music DJ, Lauren Laverne, has once again been singing Joana’s praises, calling her “an astonishing live performer” and encouraging 6 Music listeners to hit YouTube for evidence.

For her fourth album in five years, Joana Serrat travelled from her home in Vic near Barcelona to the Texas Hill Country outside Austin. There she teamed up with Israel Nash at his Plum Creek Sound studio near the town of Dripping Springs.

For the recording sessions Nash & Serrat corralled a stellar crew of musicians: Joey & Aaron McLellan, (Midlake, BNQT, Elle King, John Grant, Israel Nash), Eric Swanson & Josh Fleischmann (Israel Nash), Dave Simonett (Trampled By Turtles) and Dennis Love (Futurebirds), as well as Nash himself providing additional guitar and backing vocals. Israel Nash produced the album, with Ted Young (Grammy award winner for The Rolling Stones) on engineering and mixing duties.

It was no mean feat to gather all these creative talents and get them working together as a team,

Israel Nash commented, “it was very easy to work with Joana because she knows where she wants to go and she leads us all there. Joana’s lyrics are brilliant, but she uses images and colours to describe her songs and luckily that’s the way we are used to working.”

Joey McLennan added, “her voice was our guide”.

South Wales fans will have the opportunity to catch Joana perform songs from Dripping Springs live on April 3 when she plays Newport’s Le Pub.

  • Dripping Springs is out now on Loose.
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