Music: Mandolin Orange Announce date at Running Horse Nottingham 30 January 2018


“This is one of those albums that is destined to become a perennial favourite” – Americana UK

Mandolin Orange have confirmed a 17-date UK and European headlining tour. Beginning January 24th at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, the tour is in support of last fall’s third studio album, Blindfaller. Stops will include London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm among others. A full list of dates is below.

While staying true to their Americana sound, Blindfaller, tackles modern-day themes seen in our daily headlines. The North Carolina duo—comprised of Emily Frantz (fiddle/vocals) and Andrew Marlin (mandolin/vocals)—recorded the album in a one-week break from touring at Rubber Room Studio in Chapel Hill, NC. “We wanted different vibes and different intuitions on these tracks,” Marlin says, “and I feel like we really captured that.” To bolster their message and sound on Blindfaller the duo added a full band, which features Clint Mullican on bass, Kyle Keegan on drums, Allyn Love on pedal steel and previous collaborator, Josh Oliver, on guitar, keys, and vocals. Speaking to their recording process Frantz notes, “We talked about the feel of each song and pointed out loosely who was going to be taking solos, but it was mostly a lot of fresh takes, a lot of eye contact and a lot of nods and weird winks.”
Founded in 2009, Mandolin Orange has built a noteworthy catalogue of recordings. The band’s 2013 release This Side of Jordan garnered critical acclaim such as NPR, who called the album “effortless and beautiful.” Their 2015 follow-up, Such Jubilee, furthered their standing with inclusion in Rolling Stone’s “30 Great Country Albums of 2015 You Probably Didn’t Hear,’ and Amazon’s “Best of the Next 2015.”
24/1 – Celtic Connections – Glasgow, UK
25/1 – Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh, UK
27/1 – Gullivers – Manchester, UK
29/1 – The Greystones – Sheffield, UK
30/1 – The Running Horse – Nottingham, UK
31/1 – The Bullingdon – Oxford, UK
2/2 – Omeara – London, UK (SOLD OUT)
3/2 – Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL
4/2 – Americana Rising – Hilversum, NL
5/2 – Vondelkerk – Amsterdam, NL (SOLD OUT)
6/2 – Brotfabrik – Frankfurt, DE
7/2 – One of a Million Musikfestival – Baden, CH
8/2 – La Parenthése – Nyon, CH
9/2 – Zehner – Munich, DE
10/2 – Monarch – Berlin, DE
13/2 – Bryggarsalen – Stockholm, SE
14/2 – John Dee – Oslo, NO

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