Spottiswoode & His Enemies to Celebrate ENGLISH DREAM Release at Joe's Pub, 4/17; Album Out 4/15
Spottiswoode & His Enemies release their sixth studio recording, English Dream on April 15, 2014 via Old Soul Records. Dubbed a "genius" and a "downtown ringleader" by the New Yorker, the British born Spottiswoode and his band of merry Enemies have drawn comparisons from Nick Cave and The National to Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg and Tom Waits. The music gives nod to 60's and 70's Brit Pop, Folk and the woozier side of Psychedelia in a style Jonathan Spottiswoode calls, Anglicana.
Spottiswoode & His Enemies will perform a NEW YORK CITY ALBUM RELEASE SHOW at JOE'S PUB on THURS, APRIL 17th.
Each song from English Dream has an accompanying video of the band in various period clothes performing in front of archive English film footage from different decades of the 20th century. The band will perform in front of these videos at the show. The first single is "No Time For Love", a piano led number delivered as a duo harmony that has a sixties retro vibe both in melody and sentiment.
For the past fifteen years, Spottiswoode & His Enemies have become a New York institution. The band has been profiled on NPR's Weekend Edition, World Cafe and Soundcheck and toured worldwide from SXSW to Lille, France to Lincoln Center. Paste Magazine describes the live show as "nothing short of transportive!" Spottiswoode & His Enemies features John Young (bass), Tim Vaill (drums), Candace DeBartolo (saxophone), Kevin Cordt (trumpet), Riley McMahon (guitar, mandolin, glockenspiel), and Tony Lauria (piano, accordion, keyboards).
Spottiswoode & His Enemies Tour Dates
Thurs, Apr 17 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub
Fri, Apr 18 - Ithaca, NY - The Dock
Sat, Apr 19 - Hudson, NY - Helsinki Hudson
Thurs, Apr 24 - Washington, DC - The Hamilton
Thurs, May 1 - Wilmington, DE - World Cafe Live at The Queen
Sat, May 3 - Charlotte, NC - Evening Muse
Fri, May 9 - Somerville, MA - Johnny D's
Sat, May 10 - Portland, ME - St. Lawrence Arts Center
Sat, May 24 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
Photo Credit: Clare Elliott