In the exciting run up to the release of their debut album, ‘Chasing Lights’ (12th July on Thirty Tigers), Ida Mae are having a launch live show party with specially invented cocktails at The Kings Head on Thursday 11th July to celebrate its release. The pair have also revealed the upbeat and catchy ‘Boom Boom Boom’, taken from the forthcoming album.
Showcasing a rockier edge to the duos sound, ‘Boom Boom Boom’ features retro production alongside futuristic guitar work from Dweezil Zappa, who reached out to the band over Instagram to express his appreciation for their music. On the juxtaposition of sonic eras and impressive guitar work Chris comments, “experimenting with guitar tones was a way for us to offset the traditional roots nature of a lot of the music we were recording.”
To celebrate the release of their debut album, Ida Mae will headline The Kings Head on July 11th. As well as supporting Greta Van Fleet on their summer US tour, the duo will also play Black Deer Festival on Friday 21st June. Tickets for the album launch on sale Friday 10th May from See Tickets.
Fri 21st TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Black Deer Festival
Thurs 11th LONDON, The Kings Head
Thurs 18th DORSET, Larmer Tree Festival
Friday 19th STIRLING, Doune The Rabbit Hole
Sun 21st GATESHEAD, Summer Tyne Festival
‘Chasing Lights’ was helped to become the masterpiece it is with the guidance of legendary producer Ethan Johns (Ray LaMontagne, Laura Marling, Kings of Leon). The duo’s natural chemistry proved to be an ideal fit for Johns’ minimalist approach to production. “Ethan records live and very quickly,” explains Turpin. “He loves the naïve discovery of early takes. It could be terrifying at times, but we always trusted his judgment.”
Blending elements of vintage Delta blues and gritty rock and roll with boldly modern arrangements and fearless punk swagger, ‘Chasing Lights’ captures Ida Mae in its purest form. From the pulsating ‘Higher Than Light’ to the Beat poet-inspired ‘My Girl Is A Heartbreak’, ‘Chasing Lights’ is an impressive eclectic debut. Singing together, the couple have an unusual ‘which-is-which’ dynamic.