Following a sold-out headline show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall, LARKIN POE will be touring their new album ‘Venom & Faith’ at a string of 2019 UK & European headline dates. The Nashville-based sister duo comprising Rebecca and Megan Lovell have also today been confirmed for next June’s Black Deer Festival.
LARKIN POE HEADLINE UK TOUR 2019
March 10 Manchester Gorilla tickets
March 11 Birmingham Glee Club tickets
April 3 Brighton Concorde 2 tickets
April 4 Bristol Fleece tickets
April 6 Newcastle Riverside tickets
April 7 Glasgow Oran Mor tickets
April 8 Inchyra (Perth) Inchyra Arts Club tickets
June 21 – 23 Black Deer Festival, Kent
Larkin Poe recently premiered the video for their “raw, powerful, ragged” (CLASH) version of Skip James’ blues classic ‘Hard Time Killing Floor Blues’ – one of two covers on ‘Venom & Faith’, the other being ‘Sometimes’ by blues legend Bessie Jones. The rest of the album’s tracks are Larkin Poe originals, including the blistering lead single ‘Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues’
The follow-up to their critically acclaimed second album ‘Peach’, which was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best Emerging Artist Album, ‘Venom & Faith’ was produced by the band and engineered by their long-time collaborator Roger Alan Nichols. Recorded in Nashville earlier this year in between headline shows, festival dates such as Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and a featured guest performer spot on Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour, Larkin Poe approached ‘Venom & Faith’ with fierce independence. From Rebecca’s powerful vocals on “Ain’t Gonna Cry” to Megan’s sultry lap steel on “Good And Gone,” the sisters weave their talents into the fabric of their experience and a picture of the American South. “Blue Ridge Mountains” harkens to the sisters’ hometown Atlanta, “drinking sweet tea every day” with stomping percussion and churning riffs. ‘Venom & Faith’ redefines what it means to make emotionally resonant music while also maintaining boundary-pushing musicality.