Californian singer-songwriter Angelica Rockne will be coming to the UK this Summer for a short run of live shows.
Taking in headline dates in Nottingham, Birmingham, and London, Rockne will also be appearing at The Long Road Festival in Leicestershire. All dates take place between 24th-27th August – with tickets on sale now here.
Touring in support of her critically acclaimed new record ‘The Rose Society‘ (out now, via Loose), her second solo album was praised as ““radiant… sensory songs, pitted with subtle details, unfurl at their own unhurried pace” by UNCUT (8/10), with MOJO also enthusing “there’s a touch of Emmylou Harris to Rockne’s gravitas and trills, and also something less rootsy, more ethereal and soulful…a real find” (4*).
Catch Angelica Rockne preforming songs from ‘The Rose Society’ at these venues as follows:
ANGELICA ROCKNE – UK TOUR
24 – NOTTINGHAM, The Angel Microbrewery
25 – BIRMINGHAM, Thimblemill Library
26 – THE LONG ROAD FESTIVAL, Leicestershire
27 – LONDON, Green Note
Tickets on sale here:
California songstress Angelica Rockne released her second album ‘The Rose Society‘ in May 2023. Rockne came to Loose’s attention with her startling debut ‘Queen Of San Antonio’. Released back in 2017 the album led to LA Weekly heralding her as Best Country Singer of 2019. Closer to home, Rockne has already come to the attention of Uncut Magazine who made her debut album one of their Americana Albums of The Month and have just featured the opening track of her new album on Volume 6 of their iconic and Influential Sounds Of The New West series of covermount CDs.
Rockne’s debut, ‘Queen of San Antonio’, was immediately labeled “cosmic country.” It served as an ode to a town, a group of ride-or-die friends, and the 1970’s lifestyle they were living. After moving every few years as a child and young adult, she explored the then-revelatory concept of sticking around. ‘The Rose Society’ drops the confines of cosmic country, the arrangements are wholeheartedly devoted to the song.
Now, sitting amongst the orchards of Corralitos, California, Angelica Rockne reflects on the recent past. Her forthcoming album, ‘The Rose Society’, has been in a process of distillation for five years now. “It sounds like a lifetime, but really it’s been equally ephemeral as it has been eternal.” The album was self-produced, with Oz Fritz at the helm. Rockne called upon longtime collaborators Jason Cirimele on guitar and bass, Cody Rhodes on drums and percussion, and a new friend, Patrick McGee, on piano and organ. The band referenced everything from Ethiopian jazz to Stravinsky, back to folk standards and iconic rock like Harry Nilsson’s Pussy Cats, produced by John Lennon. The arrangements have a fluidity to them, the music lives comfortably within the spaciousness – on top of a desert mesa or pastoral lands untarnished by man. They recorded in a small studio in Nevada City, California in June, 2021. Rockne continued to sculpt the material for eight more months before developing a strategy for string arrangements with Scott McDowell, Graham Patzner, and Lewis Patzner at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco.