Italian roots band LOWLANDS are set to release their new album GYPSY CHILD in the UK in May. It follows on from 2008’s critically acclaimed debut THE LAST CALL and five-track EP Vol 1. Prior to the release, the band will be playing a handful of UK dates in March.
Shifting slightly from the Western-shirted alt.country of their debut, GYPSY CHILD presents eleven original songs by mainman Edward Abbiati, pitched somewhere between the blue-collar anthems of Springsteen and the emotive folk-rock of The Waterboys, exemplified by Chiara Giacobbe’s sweeping fiddle.
Formed in 2008 in Pavia outside Milan by British-born singer-songwriter Abbiati, LOWLANDS quickly established themselves in mainland Europe, and have made a number of friends on the international scene. Those lending a hand on GYPSY CHILD include Tim Rogers of Australia’s You Am I, in-demand Atlanta session man Joey Huffman, and ex-Green On Red organist and ‘paisley underground’ legend Chris Cacavas, who also mixed the album.
GYPSY CHILD has already been widely praised in print and online media in Europe and the US and has now begun picking up airplay on specialist radio shows in the UK.
LOWLANDS are available for ‘phone and email interview now.
Friday 11 March..........................The Brickmakers, Norwich
Saturday 12 March......................The Meze Lounge, Newport, Wales
Sunday 13 March........................The Apple Tree, Clerkenwell, London
This band could have a very bright future…. 9/10 Americana UK
Stunning…. **** Maverick
Minor masterpieces in small-town atmospherics….. Net Rhythms
Drawing on the sublime aspects of Nebraska-era Springsteen and the country-dabblings of Green On Red…. It’s a cracker! Miles Of Music