Elles Bailey releases her double A-side single today (1st Feb 2019): “Wild, Wild West”, and “What’s The Matter With You” (watch the video, above).
Both tracks lifted from her imminent second album “Road I Call Home”, due to drop on 8th March.
The hotly-tipped UK artist today also also announces an appearance at the Ramblin’ Man Fair this summer, gracing the festival’s blues stage headlined by the great Beth Hart.
Over the past three years, Elles has established an international following via much touring and media activity. Her gutsy mix of blues and country-fuelled Americana has won her a loyal fan-base and critical acclaim in the UK and beyond .
“What’s The Matter With You” penned by Elles with Ivor Novello-winner Roger Cook and Memphis/Nashville ‘A-list’ session keyboard plaer and hit songwriter Bobby Wood.
“This one is pretty self-explanatory,” says Elles, “It’s desperately asking the question to someone you love, ‘What’s the matter with you?’ and trying to find out what’s gone wrong.” She wanted to represent the ‘soul and anguish’ of the song in the black and white video for the track.
“Wild Wild West”, composed by Elles alongside Billy Smiley and Catlin Rushing, Elles says is focused on the “darker side” of the music and entertainment industry. “It’s about those who try to use, abuse and take advantage of those who love their art. Luckily, I’ve not met many of them, but I have ‘danced with the Devil’ on a couple of occasions”.
Her second album features co-writing contributions from Roger Cook and Bobby Wood, who both contributed to her debut long player, 2017’s very promising, “Wildfire”. She also collaborated with multiple Grammy-winner Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys).
The album is available to pre-order via Elle’s website or Pledge Music. Advance review coming soon here – at https://www.musicrepublicmagazine.com
The new album’s first single, “Medicine Man” was released in November last year, (2018,) and reached top spot in the iTunes blues chart.
Tour dates across the UK and Europe kick off with a listening party for the new album on home-turf in Bristol on 9th February and then shows in Spain from 17th, and back to UK and Ireland in March, before April and May’s German and Czech Republic shows. More UK gigs in May before the summer festivals beckon.
Feb 9: Bristol, Christchurch album listening party.
Feb 17: Torredembarra, Spain, La Traviesa
Feb 19: Lierganes, Spain, Apartamentos Turísticos
Feb 20: León, Spain, El Gran Café
Feb 21: Cangas Do Morrazo, Spain, Salason
Feb 22: Culleredo, Spain, Forum Celticum
Feb 23: Madrid, Spain, Fun House Music Bar
Feb 24: ldeamayor De San Martín, Spain, El Zagal de San Martín
March 2: Settle, Victoria Hall
March 3: Glasgow, King Tuts
March 5: Eyemouth Hippodrome
March 7: Dublin, Wheelan’s
March 8: Belfast, Enlar Delta Blues Club
March 9: Roscommon, Ireland, JJ Harlows
March 12: London, The Lexington
March 13: Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
March 15: Leek, Foxlowe Arts Centre
March 21: Bridgwater, Bar Brunel
March 22: Bristol, Jazz and Blues Festiva
March 24: Southampton, 1865
March 29: Horsham, The Rec Rooms
March 30: Bath, Chapel Arts Centre
March 31: Bournemouth, Madding Crowd
April 26: Leverkusen, Topos, Germany
April 27: Die Halle, Germany
April 29: Mladá Boleslav, Škoda Auto Muzeum, CZ
April 30: Plzeň, Buena Vista Club, CZ
May 1: Opava, Klub Art, CZ
May 2: Boskovice, Zámecký Skleník, CZ
May 3: Ostrava, Komorní Klub, CZ
May 4: Přerov, Blues Nad Bečvou, CZ
May 10: Grimsby, Old Clee Social Club
May 11: Lincoln, Lincoln Drill Hall
May 23: Ropetackle Arts Centre special guest w/Jo Harman, Shoreham By Sea
May 30: Hungerford, Arts for Hungerford
June 1: Bristol, Sodfest
June 14: Torquay, Boogaloo Blues In Torquay
June 15: Canterbury, Blues On The Farm,
July 21: Ramblin’ Man Fair, Blues Stage