Canadian songwriter Billy the Kid recently released her fourth album ‘Horseshoes & Hand Grenades’ through Xtra Mile Recordings, as well as playing a few low key dates around the country in August and September. She followed that up with a support slot on Billy Bragg’s North American tour and will be returning in November as support to Against Me! on their UK headline dates as well as a stint supporting Northcote in the UK in November.
To celebrate Billy’s forthcoming return to the country, the label have announced album tracks ‘Riverbank’ and ‘This Sure As Hell Ain’t My Life’ (aptly a duet with Frank Turner, who produced Billy’s latest album) as a special double A-side single release in December.
Watch the video to ‘Riverbank’ here:
‘Horseshoes & Hand Grenades’ showcases Billy’s tender laments, tied up in beyond-her-years experience and the ever-present signature of hope. Recorded in London with bare bones arrangements, it allows Billy’s natural storytelling and lithe voice to guide the listener through her world and her life.
Released on CD and digital, the album is now available on white vinyl with individually signed prints – limited to 300. Buy now: http://www.xtramilerecordings.com/Shop/DownloadDetails?rid=XMR_RE_146
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