“Throughout, the virtuosic performances and subtly evocative lyrics sustain intensity through understatement.” 8/10 Uncut
“…the trio drifts effortlessly between styles as diverse as plaintive country, folk, electrified blues funk, toying with unrelated ideas as never before.” Rolling Stone
The Wood Brothers new album One Drop of Truth will be released in the UK on June 8 via Thirty Tigers and the band will play UK dates in September as follows:
Sept 04 GLASGOW Oran Mor (http://www.ticketmaster.co.
Sept 05 GATESHEAD Sage Gateshead (http://sagegateshead.com/
Sept 06 LONDON Bush Hall (http://www.livenation.co.uk/
Sept 08 THE LONG ROAD FESTIVAL, Leicestershire (www.thelongroad.com)
Tickets on sale. Main support on the shows will be Logan Brill.
The Wood Brothers’ sixth outing, One Drop of Truth, dives headfirst into a deep wellspring of sounds, styles and influences. Whereas their previous outings have often followed a conceptual and sonic through-line, here the long-standing trio featuring brothers Oliver and Chris Wood along with Jano Rix treat each song as if it were its own short film. The plaintive, country-folk of the album’s opening track “River Takes The Town” gives way to the The Band-esque Americana soul of “Happiness Jones.” The wistful ballad “Strange As It Seems” floats on a cloud of stream of consciousness, standing in stark contrast to “Sky High”—a Saturday night barnburner built upon stinging slide guitar funk. “Seasick Emotions” is rife with turmoil, yet “Sparking Wine” is jaunty and carefree. The end result is undeniably The Wood Brothers’ most dynamic recording to date.
Fittingly titled, One Drop of Truth, the latest entry in The Wood Brothers evolution finds three musicians being true to themselves. “It’s the freest album we’ve done, the most independent album we’ve done, and was the most fun we’ve ever had making a record,” says Oliver Wood. “And most importantly, this is the most purely Wood Brothers’ album we’ve ever made.”