“There is something about The Little Lord Street Band that puts a fire in your belly and gets you going on your way. Such passionate music that tells the story of the everyday hurdlers, empowering you to wake up and groove your way through another day, it’s a delight.”
– Nkechi Anele – triple J Roots n All
Perth’s alt-country folk group The Little Lord Street Band return with their emotionally driven debut LP Minute of Another Day, slotted for release on Friday 11 September and premiering with the AU review on September 10th.
After having to cancel their ‘Fighting for Air’ national Tour due to COVID-19, the band will be hitting the road for a WA tour which will see them heading both north and south along the coast.
Amidst the tour The Little Lord Street Band will be launching their LP at iconic Perth venue the Rosemount Hotel on Saturday 19 September with friends Pete Byfield, Ghost Care, Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics and DJ Bee Rizi.
What the band deem as a ‘mixed-bag’ of songs and collated between singer songwriters James Rogers and Natasha Shanks, Minute of Another Day takes you in a familiar yet new direction. The LP is an eclectic blend of genres, ranging from country to folk with smatterings of indie, pop and rock in there too, all while retaining the characteristic Little Lord Street sound.
From the opening strums of ‘Frankie’s Back In Town’, the uplifting chorus from title track ‘Minute of another day’, through to the thought-provoking lyrics of ‘Through The Night’ and ‘At The Bar’, and finishing on the triumphant final notes of ‘Fighting For Air’, this album touches on subjects of love, loss, anxiety, depression, social awakenings and changes.
Minute of Another Day delivers on a wide range of songs and sounds, and it is reflective of both Rogers and Shanks; whilst firing in all directions, it moves together as one.
The album took form from 2017 to 2018 with several songs written with fellow West Australian songwriter Bri Clark. A fruitful new union formed via the APRA Songhubs workshops in 2018 which Shanks and Rogers attended alongside Clark, the product of which was title track ‘A Minute of Another Day’ and ‘Through the Night’.
Further finessed through pre-production and performing live, the ten-track album was recorded with Dan Carroll at Rada Studios in early 2019. Working with Carroll was an easy decision for the band due to their previous work with Carroll.
The full band, including Michael Savage (Bass), Alex Megaw (Drums) and Belle Harvey (Mandolin and Harmonica), knuckled down to deliver this milestone of work.
In one way fresh-faced and yet in another, a well-travelled musical outfit singing and playing what they see, know and love, Minute of Another Day is an album that both tells the story and reflects on the history of this band and its seven years in the making.
“Isn’t it funny how some songs are so amplified by the current state of the world. Though I’m sure this tune was written well before the global pandemic took hold, the contemplative feel ‘Minute of Another Day’ is so timely and feels like the perfect universal feeling that arises in us once we are forced to slow down. It’s uplifting and real, what are we all doing with ourselves? Are we waking up? This incredible penmanship certainly makes you stop and think whilst giving you hope that we can move into our true selves, whatever that may be. I also LOVE the impeccable slide guitar hooks, they are classy af!”
– Ruby Boots
TOUR DATES BELOW
Minute of Another Day
WA TOUR DATES
Friday 11th Sept
Southerly’s, Dongara – Free
Saturday 12th Sept
Geraldton Hotel, Geraldton – Free
Sunday 13th Sept**
Finlay’s, Kalbarri – Free
Saturday 19 Sept
Rosemount Hotel (Launch), Perth
Friday 25th Sept**
Whalebone, Exmouth – Free
Saturday 26th Sept
Friday 2nd Oct
Prince of Wales, Bunbury – Free
Saturday 3rd Oct
Fire Station, Busselton – Free
Sunday 4th Oct
The River, Margaret River – Free
Saturday 10th Oct**
Kalgoorlie Hotel, Kalgoorlie – Free
Sunday 11th Oct**
Kalgoorlie Hotel, Kalgoorlie – Free
Friday 16th Oct**
Brewhouse, Margaret River** – Free
Saturday 17th Oct
Esperance Bay Yacht Club, Esperance
Sunday 18th Oct**
Lucky Bay Brewery, Esperance – Free
Friday 6 Nov
Rodney’s Bait n Tackle, Perth – Free
Saturday 7th Nov
The Cidery, Bridgetown – $10 on the Door
Sunday 8th Nov
Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough – Free
Harvey Golf Club, Harvey – Free
**Duo Show Only
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