News: Rising rockers ALBANY DOWN release The Outer Reach and interview, June 2016

Pete Feenstra chats to Albany Down with tracks from the album ‘The Outer Reach’ (25:00)  First broadcast 22 May 2016 on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.

Albany Down

Get Ready to ROCK! favourites Albany Down release their third studio album – ‘The Outer Reach’ – on 10 June via AD Recordings.  The album will be available to pre-order from iTunes, Amazon, and from the band’s official website in the months leading up to release. Physical copies of the album will be available on CD and 180 gram vinyl.

London-based Albany Down have influences ranging from classic acts like Led Zeppelin and Thunder to modern bands such as The Black Keys and Clutch.

Albany Down - 100 Club, London, 31 May 2016
Photo: Paul Clampin

Albany Down are Paul Muir on vocals, guitarist Paul Turley, drummer Donna Peters and bassist Billy Dedman and they have already recorded two albums with award-winning producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, INME, Super Furry Animals).

Jason Ritchie, reviewing the latest release for Get Ready to ROCK!: “Blues rock based for the main, with enough musical diversions to keep you wanting to come back for more.”

In reviewing the band’s 2011 album, ‘Not Over Yet’ Pete Feenstra wrote that it “taps into the roots of rock’s collective consciousness to come up with something refreshingly new and exciting. Unreservedly recommended for all classic rock fans.”

Albany Down - 100 Club, London, 31 May 2016
Photo: Paul Clampin

The band recently chatted with Pete Feenstra for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio as part of his weekly Feature show (see exclusive edit, above).  And in 2013 the band supplied an exclusive acoustic session for the radio station’s ‘In Session’ series.

Says singer Paul Muir about ‘The Outer Reach’: “The overall concept of the album is that the songs have a “trying and failing theme” and overcoming adversity” says singer Paul Muir.  “The new album represents how far the band has come in terms of our songwriting and live performances.”

Album review (The Outer Reach)
Album review (Not Over Yet, 2011)

Albany Down - 100 Club, London, 31 May 2016
Photo: Paul Clampin

UK dates (Summer 2016)

ST ALBANS – THE HORN
TUESDAY 14th JUNE 2016
Tickets: £8 / Book Online: www.thehorn.co.uk
The Horn, Victoria St, St Albans AL1 3TE
www.thehorn.co.uk
MILTON KEYNES – THE STABLES
FRIDAY 17th JUNE 2016
Tickets: £12.50 / Box Office: 01908 280 800
The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavedon, MK17 8LU
www.stables.org
DURHAM BLUES RHYTHM & ROCK FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 18th JUNE 2016
Tickets: £29 / Box Office: www.durhambluesfestival.co.uk
Gala Theatre, Millenium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA
www.galadurham.co.uk
CLEETHORPES BLUES RHYTHM & ROCK FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 19th JUNE 2016
Tickets: £29 / Box Office: www.cleethorpesbluesfestival.co.uk
Pleasure Island, Kings Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 0PL
www.pleasure-island.co.uk
CHISLEHURST – THE BEAVERWOOD CLUB
TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2016
Tickets: £10 / Box Office: 0208 761 9078
The Beaverwood Club, Beaverwood Road, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 6HF
www.thebeaverwoodclub.co.uk
OXFORD – THE BULLINGDON
MONDAY 11th JULY 2016
Tickets: £8 / Box Office: www.wegottickets.com/event/354662
The Bullingdon, 162 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE
www.thebullingdon.co.uk
GRIMSBY – YARDBIRDS ROCK CLUB
THURSDAY 14th JULY 2016
Tickets: £8 / Box Office: www.solidentertainments.com
Church Street, Grimsby, DN32 7DD
www.yardbirdsrocks.co.uk
DONCASTER – THE LEOPARD
FRIDAY 15th JULY 2016
Tickets: £8 / Box office: www.solidentertainments.com
2 West Street, Doncaster, DN1 3AA
www.leopard-doncaster.co.uk
WHITEHAVEN – ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 12th AUGUST 2016
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: www.mightyboofpromotions.com
Copeland Stadium, Overend Road,
Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8SD
HARTLEPOOL UNITED SUPPORTERS CLUB
SATURDAY 13th AUGUST 2016
Tickets: £10 / Box Office: 07535 979 658
140 Sandringham Road, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS26 8PS


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