Leeds rockabilly and roots duo The Burner Band have unveiled a first video from their debut album.
‘Blues Came In’ is taken from Signs And Wonders due out on 3 September through Shed Load Records.
The Burner Band bridge the gap between bluegrass, rock’n’roll and punk to create their own sound. After two solo albums, Lewis Burner (vocals/guitar) collaborated with Ian Blackburn (vocals/double bass) to forge a collection of songs which range in subject matter from mental health and murder to Liverpool’s campaign to rid the city of The Sun newspaper.
As a solo artist, Lewis Burner has supported the likes of Bob Log III, The Coal Porters and The Legendary Shack Shakers. He has also appeared at Broadstairs Folk Week, Orwell bluegrass festival and Strummer Camp.
“This is a song we wrote together about living dangerously and then getting walloped by the blues,” says Lewis if the video. “We filmed it in the Rodley Social Club because I really like pubs and this is one where I grew up in Leeds. Plus, they let us, so thanks! It would have been much funnier and better had we had more talent available. The telecaster you hear was £250, 000 but came with a free house.”
Signs And Wonders is available to pre-order on vinyl here and on CD and download here.
Catch The Burner Band on tour…
Sun 1 Aug – Deer Shed Festival, Thirsk
Sat 28 Aug – Caroline Club, Shipley (afternoon, Lewis solo)
Sun 29 Aug – Preston *
Fri 3 Sept – Calder Vale Hotel, Horbury*
Sun 5 Sept – Bradford Underground (Lewis solo)
Sat 11 Sept – Armley Festival
Fri 17 Sept – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (album launch gig)*
Sat 18 Sept – The Swan, Addingham*
Fri 24 Sept – Paradise Tap N Taco, Harrogate*
Sun 26 Sept – The Swinging Arm, Birkenhead*
Fri 1 Oct – Dorothy Pax, Sheffield*
Sat 2 Oct – What’s Cookin’, London*
Sun 3 Oct – Beak Brewery HQ, Lewes*
Fri 8 Oct – Village Hall, Terrington (LIAMS Club)*
Sat 9 Oct – Constitutional Club, Farsley*
Fri 15 Oct – Labour Rooms, Otley*
*with Serious Sam Barrett