PREVIEW: The Staves @ Hare & Hounds, Nov 28th

Presented by Birmingham Promoters, in media association with Birmingham Review

The Staves released their first EP, ‘Facing West’, on Tom Billington’s Daddy Max Records in 2010. Now signed to American major – Atlantic Records, the folk harmony trio are touring the UK; promoting their debut album, ‘Dead & Born & Grown’.

Performing at the Hare & Hounds on Nov 28th, with support from Luke Sital-Singh, The Staves are back headlining after several months on the road with Bon Iver; whom they supported across America, Canada and the UK.

Previous tours have seen The Staves support Fink (aka Fin Greenall), and Nashville singer/songwriters – The Civil Wars.

Pursued my music press, pundits and punters on both sides of the pond – The Staves have also received support from artists including Fionn Regan, Tom Jones and Ethan Johns; the latter producing The Staves’ ‘Motherlode’ EP and recent debut album.

Championed as a key newcomer in the UK’s folk revival, The Staves also carry a distinctive Americana edge to their music. Citing Crosby, Stills & Nash as an influence; sisters Emily, Jessica and Milly alternate lead vocals over pitch perfect harmonies – with Jessica and Milly accompanying on the guitar and ukulele.

Birmingham Review last saw The Staves in April, enjoying an impressively tight performance with lively sibling banter filling the gaps between songs. A recent appearance on ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ saw them perform ‘Wisely & Slow’ – the A Cappella introduction to their debut album.

‘Dead & Born & Grown’ is a 12 track ‘mid Atlantic compromise’ (Tom Lamont – The Observer), produced by Glyn and Ethan Johns; a father and son team with Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Laura Marling, The Who, The Eagles and Eric Clapton on their respective portfolios.

‘Dead & Born & Grown’ marks the first time Glyn and Ethan Johns have collaborated on an album.

Released on Nov 12th this year, a few weeks after the original release date of Oct 22nd, ‘Dead & Born & Grown’ has received widespread attention; with many pundits pegging The Staves as ‘one to watch’ for 2013.

Birmingham will get another chance to decipher the hype on Nov 28th, when The Staves headline at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath.

‘Dead & Born & Grown’ is available in store and online now.

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