The Glorious North
The Glorious North invite you into a whiskey stained world of lost loves, loaded Lugers and booze-addled broken hearts. With a sound they call Slacker Country, the have created a hum that is super charged country pop. Lyrics to lead you into the beautiful darkness tell tales of small bars in the small hours and the sordid sins of lost and lonesome souls.
Can you tell us about yourself? Where you're from and what you've been up to over the past few years?
The Glorious North hail from the pubs of inner city Melbourne Australia. Founded early in 2014, we have been plying our version of alt-country to ever increasing crowds since. We release our debut EP, Dang!, in September 2015 to which we received steady airplay, which we have recently followed with our debut album “Welcome To the Glorious North”. During this time we have been gigging constantly throughout Australia.
How would you describe your music?
We would like to think of ourselves as quintessentially Melbourne sounding, if there is such a thing. Coming from Australia, we are exposed to many influences, both domestically and internationally. We call our sound “Slacker Country”, using Country music’s want to spin a good story, intertwined with a bank of loud guitars and melodies that have a hook the size of a submarine.
Can you tell us a little bit about your influences?
Alcohol, women and the heady mixture of them mixing. What we listen to is quite vast. From Hank Williams and The Band, to lyrical doyens like Nick Cave and Paul Kelly. You would also find the Black Keys, Creedence, Dinosaur Jnr, The Avett Brothers and more on our Ipod.
What are you currently promoting?
Our debut Album: Welcome to the Glorious North. Recorded over 250 days through 2015/2016, it was released on the 1st August this year.
Have you got a particular song you've done that you're particularly proud of, one that might define you?
I think No Soul To Save, the lead track from the album, encapsulates what we’re about: Love goes wrong on the outlaw fringe. A chain-gang choir "oohs" and "aahs" as fiddle battles guitar in a race to a minor-keyed crescendo. The story teller admits: "No weeping widow will stand my grave/No prayers to whisper 'cause there's no soul left to save."
What are you currently listening to?
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are getting a pretty decent rotation on the stereo at the moment.
And your favourite album of all time, the one you couldn't do without?
We never leave home with “Tomorrow the Green Grass” by the Jayhawks. A perfect album.
What are your hopes for your future career?
The spread the Glorious North’s music to as many ears as possible. Our live shows a quite a treat, which we love doing, and want to do in front of many people as possible, in as many countries as possible.
If money were no object what would be your dream project?
Would LOVE to put ourselves up in Alabama at Muscle Shoals to record an album. To be in that room to record would be awesome.
What's the best thing about being a musician?
Having people singing your songs back to you is a special kind of feeling.
And the worst?
Nothing really, it’s a dream job that not many get to do.
Finally, have you anything you'd like to say to the readers of Americana UK?
Please treat your ears to our debut album, Welcome to The Glorious North as we doff our cap pointedly to the blues and country music traditions of the American south. There are plenty of tales of love lost, hard drinking, passion fuelled killings and living on the wrong side of the law, but even the most traditional of these get refreshed in subtle ways.
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