South Wales five-piece folk rockers Rusty Shackle are set to launch their UK tour in Cardiff to support the release of their forthcoming album, The Raven, The Thief & The Hangman.
The band have already released three successful albums as well as played festivals and venues around the world for the last eight years.
In recent times, Rusty Shackle have been researching folk music – trawling through libraries, manuscripts and interviews, gathering together stories from through the ages. Reading the words and stories, they set about writing music, inspired by what they read.
The result is ‘The Raven, The Thief & The Hangman’. A mix of traditional folk lyrics from around the world, with brand new music and melodies written for them. From the subtle to the sweet, the bombastic to the brooding, the haunting to the hallowed; the album is a genuinely fresh look at how stories can inspire music and push the boundaries of folk music at the same time.
‘The Raven, The Thief & The Hangman’ will be released in February 2019.
The bands tour in support of the new album kicks off at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach on February 8, before visiting several other venues across the UK.
The full tour is as follows:
08/02/19 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
09/02/19 – The Borderline, London
15/02/19 – The Exchange, Bristol
16/02/19 – Wroot Rocks, Doncaster
22/02/19 – Fat Lil’s, Witney
23/02/19 – The Bodega, Nottingham
For more information and the latest tour dates, visit www.rustyshackle.com
Photo by Natasha Collins.