New Release, Video & Tour: Wildwood Kin – Wildwood Kin / Never Alone

Wildwood Kin return with their self-titled second album, which will be released on October 4th via Silvertone Records/Sony

The album is today launched with the lead single ‘Never Alone’, a beautifully sombre, Fleetwood Mac-like folk rock ballad which radiates with positivity. Produced and co-written with Ed Harcourt, ‘Never Alone’ is deeply personal and a message to anyone feeling as isolated as Meg Loney’s brother – who sadly committed suicide

“Because Ed’s so raw and heart-on-sleeve it wasn’t long before we were talking about shared experiences of mental health,” says Meg. “We played some riffs and sang harmonies that had been knocking about for years and asked ourselves: how does this make us feel? It all came out from there. ‘Never Alone’ is about walking and loving someone through a dark place. We knew it had to be honest and hard hitting, but uplifting too”

Alongside the single, Wildwood Kin have also released a video of them recording the track in the studio with Ed. Made by the band’s own Beth Key, the video is available to watch below…

Completed by Meg’s cousins, the Key sisters Emillie (guitar) and Beth (bouzouki), Wildwood Kin are a band of equals with each member contributing equally. This time around they delved deeper into their sound by experimenting with a variety of co-writers across sessions in Los Angeles, Nashville and Oxfordshire. These included Gabrielle Aplin on ‘Wake Up Sleeper’, Angelo Petraglia (Taylor Swift,Kings of Leon) on ‘All On Me’ and Alex Davies (Sigrid, Birdy) on ‘Signals’, with Ian Grimble (Bear’s Den, Catfish & The Bottlemen) on production duties

Wildwood Kin also today announce details of their first headline tour in support of the album. Fans who pre-order the album from the band’s official store will receive access to an exclusive pre-sale for tour tickets before they go on general sale from 7th June

The headline tour will follow Wildwood Kin’s busy summer of festivals which include Glastonbury, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, and a main stage performance at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention…

June 1st – Cornwall, The Great Estate Festival
22nd – Dorset, Leweston Festival
28th – Glastonbury, Croissant Neuf Stage
July 6th – Cornbury Festival
13th – Dorset, Jurassic Fields Festival
27th – Cornwall, Port Eliot Festival
August 2nd – Inverness, Belladrum
9th – Cropredy, Fairports Cropredy Convention
17th – Tilford, Surrey, Weyfest
31st – Shebfest
November 6th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
7th – Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
8th – Manchester, Night & Day Café
11th – London, Omeara
12th – Bath, Moles
13th – Cardiff, Glee Club
14th – Bristol, Thekla
15th – Bude, Bude Folk Festival
17th – Southampton, Joiners
18th – Brighton, Komedia
21st – Exeter, Lemon Grove
28th – Liverpool, Leaf
29th – Whitby, Pavilion
December 1st – Edinburgh, Caves
2nd – Glasgow, Stereo
3rd – Newcastle, Cluny
4th – Leeds, Brudenell