Bury St Edmunds’ Americana kings The Wilsons are performing at the Hunter Club on Saturday to launch their new album ‘Crows’.
The band, made up of singer/guitarist/banjo player Iain Watson, guitarist Tom Stebbing, guitarist and mandolin player Reuben Kemp, bass player Ronnie Hatt and drummer Dave Bacon, have recently gained a new member - former Long Blondes lead singer Kate Jackson.
“She said she like our songs and wanted to join us,” said Iain.
“She just asked if she could be a backing singer with is and we said ‘brilliant’.”
The band recorded ‘Crows’ in the summer at the Shrubbery Studios.
Iain said he couldn’t wait to get on the Hunter club stage on Saturday to showcase the LP.
“It is the first time we have had proper physical album to sell,” he said.
“This album is a bit more rocky than our other songs. The album is much more upbeat - but still has lots of songs about death and murder.”
Iain said he got into country music in college.
He said: “I was a new wave goth but then I got into Lyle Lovett and country music and it went on from there.
“I set out to write country songs but it ends up half way between The Cure and Dolly Parton most of the time.
“ If you like rock music you may like it - if you like country music you will probably be freaked out.”
The Wilsons are joined at the Hunter Club on Saturday by So-Called Humans, Gaffa Tape Sandy and Siah.
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