New Release & Video: Stick In The Wheel – As I Roved Out

East London five-piece band Stick In The Wheel, headed by singer Nicola Kearey, and guitarist/producer Ian Carter, are set to release their second album Follow Them True on 26th January. And now, the band have shared the third and final single ahead of the album’s release, As I Roved Out

Speaking of the track Kearey says: ​”I’d say that that trope is one you come across readily in folk songbooks. It’s one which I personally feel is difficult to connect with, not least because they usually follow with a description of a pretty lady met along the way, then the objectification thereof. I can’t relate to that. Plus “roving” – like its equivalent personality the “flaneur” by and large have the leisure time to rove. Me and my ancestors don’t/didn’t. We got up in the dark and went directly to work, toiled all day then came home again, exhausted. There is a nostalgia and fetishisation of the past in folk music which is mostly at odds with our approach”

Tour dates as follows…

8 Feb – London, Borderline
20 Jan – Glasgow, Celtic Connections: Oran Mor
2 Feb – Doncaster, Roots
3 Feb – Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre
9 Feb – Basingstoke, The Forge: The Anvil
3 Mar – Sheffield, Greystones
4 Mar – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
10 Mar – Bury, The Met
11 Mar – Halifax, Square Chapel
24 Mar – Widcombe Bath, Wharf Room
29 Mar – Colchester, Colchester Arts Centre
6 Apr – Sevenoaks, St Ediths Hall
7 Apr – Aldershot, West End Centre