New Release: Juanita Stein – America Acoustic / I’ll Cry

Juanita Stein is set to release her America Acoustic EP on 16th February

The Howling Bells frontwoman turned solo artist, who released her America album last July, recorded the EP at home in Brighton in between recent tour dates with The Killers and her own solo shows

Says Stein: “I had been asked to record some acoustic tracks for a radio station in the US and it occurred to me whilst doing so just how intimate and special these recordings could be. Ultimately, that’s how all my songs are born: just my self and a guitar usually in my bedroom. So it feels like a deeply honest representation of the music, without any outside interference at all. I wanted them to remain sparse, just a few harmonies and layering. It’s an exercise in itself, leaving the songs bare as bones. A lot of my favourite music tends to be all encompassing or artfully restrained. I wanted this to be just so”

Stein has also unveiled new single I’ll Cry…

Made up of the acoustic versions of songs from her acclaimed debut solo album, along with Stein’s cover of Johnny Cash’s A Thing Called Love, a song she often performs at her live shows, the tracklisting for the EP runs as follows…

1. I’ll Cry
2. Cold Comfort
3. A Thing Called Love
4. Florence
5. America
6. Someone Else’s Dime

Juanita Stein will rejoin The Killers for a string of European dates this February and March, before joining Bryan Ferry for his extensive spring tour, which starts in Cardiff on 9th April and concludes with shows at London’s Palladium and Eventim Apollo. She has also just been announced for her festival show this year as part of the bill for Black Deer, joining artists including Iron & Wine, Passenger and Jason Isbell at this celebration of Americana and Country music in its debut year, as well as appearing at SxSW in Austin, Texas in March

Full dates are as follows…

19th Feb – Helsinki, FIN, Hartwell Arena (with The Killers)
23rd Feb – Oslo, NOR, Telenor Arena (with The Killers)
24th Feb – Stockholm, SWE, Globen (with The Killers)
25th Feb – Copenhagen, DEN, Royal Arena (with The Killers)
27th Feb – Berlin, GER, Mercedes-Benz Arena (with The Killers)
28th Feb – Amsterdam, NEL, Ziggo Dome (with The Killers)
1st March – Esch Alzette, LUX, Rockhal (with The Killers)
3rd March – Paris, FRA, Le Zenith (with The Killers)
5th March – Cologne, GER, Lanxess Arena (with The Killers)
6th March – Antwerp, BEL, Sportpaleis (with The Killers)
14-17 March – Austin, TX, USA – SxSW Festival
9th April – Cardiff, St David’s Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
11th April – Liverpool, Philharmonic (with Bryan Ferry)
13th April – Manchester, Apollo (with Bryan Ferry)
15th April – Newcastle, City Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
17th April – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
19th April – Edinburgh, Usher Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
21st April – Dublin, Olympia (with Bryan Ferry)
23rd April – Belfast. Waterfront (with Bryan Ferry)
25th April – Bristol, Colton Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
27th April – Oxford, New Theatre (with Bryan Ferry)
29th April – Birmingham, Symphony Hall (with Bryan Ferry)
1st May – London, Palladium (with Bryan Ferry)
3rd May – London, Eventim Apollo (with Bryan Ferry)
22-24 June – Black Deer Festival, Tunbridge Wells