A Message From Loose
Friday, 27th March 2020
As we find ourselves in this period of suspended reality with confinement becoming the new norm, it's been inevitable that gigs tours and festivals have been cancelled worldwide. Add to that record shops temporarily closing and we have a situation where now more than ever we need to find ways to support musicians. Please visit their websites to find links to their virtual merch tables, many are offering exclusives items, much the same as they would do at their shows. Do also keep an eye on the Loose Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages for news on live streams, virtual gigs and many other ways in which you can help support our artists. You can also take a look through our guide below.Meanwhile, we're still here, bringing you music both new & old, with plenty lined up over the next few months. We have new albums from Damien Jurado & Courtney Marie Andrews, along with on-vinyl-for-the-first-times from The Handsome Family & Hurray For The Riff Raff, all available from our shop. Handsome Family albums are shipping within a few days, with some other items taking a little bit longer. As a result of these delays, we've dropped a load of prices.Thank you for all your support - we couldn't do this without you. Take care of yourselves, folks.LooseTHE AMERICANSThe Americans have been linking up online to share some covers from quarantine. Find their web shop here.CARSON MCHONEAs a result of her cancelled European tour dates, Carson has announced a series of intimate shows live-streamed from her home in Texas. Book one for yourself & up to four friends here.COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWSCourtney has a new single out and a new album on the way. Pre-order it here. Courtney went live last week from a cabin in the Catskills, with her friends Tallest Man On Earth and Sam Evian. Watch it back here. Tune in to actress & songwriter, Lola Kirke's Instagram live tonight from 10pm GMT to catch Courtney playing a couple of songs.DAMIEN JURADODamien also has a new single out and a new album, due out 1st May. Pre-order it here. Look out for the Record Store Day release of Birds Tricked Into The Trees.DANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLDThe Champs may have been rather quiet of late, but Danny has been kept busy running Union Music Store. The shop has of course been forced to close, but trade continues online. And good news, collectors - we found a box of limited edition 3LP versions of Brilliant Light. They're in our shop.FRANKIE LEEFrankie tells us he's holed up in a cabin in the woods and that we might well be treated to a livestream at some point. Both of Frankie's albums are available here.FRONTIER RUCKUSMatthew Milia is taking requests for his live streams.GILL LANDRYGill has been reading live on Instagram and Facebook every day from 4pm PST and has just announced that he will now be playing live most nights some time between 7:30-10pm PST. Request a song, leave a tip. In addition to this, Gill also has a Patreon page, offering unreleased songs, stories, playlists and even an advice column. His new album Skeleton At The Banquet is out now. Go show his some love.THE HANDSOME FAMILYThe Handsome Family have postponed their European tour til 2021, with the rescheduled dates due to be announced next week. The much sought after HF merch table treats - which include signed albums, boxsets, books, t-shirts & artwork - are available direct from the band, here. Their first two albums - Odessa & Milk And Scissors - have been newly re-issued and are now both available on vinyl for the first time, here. Jim White was forced to cancel his upcoming European dates. We'd love it if you were able to visit his online shop.JOANA SERRATKeep an eye on Joana's Instagram & Facebook for details on any upcoming live streams.NATIVE HARROWDevin & Stephen have also seen European tour dates and festivals cancelled. Check their Instagram & IGTV for some #LiveFromHome action. Here's where to buy their new album.PETER BRUNTNELLPeter's Normal For Bridgwater show has been postponed, along with Record Store Day and the RSD release of NFB. You can, however, get your requests in for his debut Facebook live stream next Thursday, then head across to his webstore to stock up on his recent releases.TREETOP FLYERSTreetops are also gearing up to do a spot of live streaming. Keep an eye on their Facebook & Instagram pages for more details.VETIVERWe may just have a Vetiver stream to look forward to as well. New album Up On High is available here.WILLIAM THE CONQUERORThis recording from Spain's RTVE / Radio 3 should tide you over until those tour dates happen. Both albums are available here.