Liz Green announce new single ‘Midnight Blues’ 7th November
aaamusic | On 03, Oct 2011
Title: ‘Midnight Blues’ single
Label: Play It Again Sam
Release Date: 7 November 2011
“Wonderful” ‘Single of the Week’ Guardian Guide
“A deliciously dark and serpentine journey” 4/5 Daily Mirror
“Haunting and beautiful” Sunday Times
“Her enchanting mix of muddy blues-tinged folk songs possess a warmth that gets immediately under your skin” Music Week
“Well I kissed my baby and we put out the lights” ‘Midnight Blues’ Liz Green
The least exotic thing about tragi-comic pop artist Liz Green is her name. According to family lore the twenty-eight year old Green is descended from a Liverpool line that includes executioners and rag and bone men. It’s at least certain that she carries on an ancestral tradition of storytelling, as displayed by ‘Midnight Blues’, which is the first song she ever penned (“as long as you discount the werewolf-inspired ‘Call Of The Wild’ which I wrote in the attic of my house when I was about 13 and used to sing to myself when no-one was in”) and is released on 7 November. Her debut album O, Devotion!, which was produced by Liam Watson will follow a week later on 14 November.
Judging by the response to ‘Displacement Song’ (the first single to be lifted from O, Devotion!), people are swooning. She received the ‘Single of the Week’ from the Guardian Guide who pronounced it simply “wonderful” and has already aired a magnificent session for Marc Riley on 6 Music, with much more to come sessions-wise on XFM’s X-posure and Radio 4’s Loose Ends.
‘Midnight Blues’ further demonstrates Green’s songwriting abilities and vocal prowess, showcasing her “unique and distinctly British take on the blues” (Mojo). It describes a typical night out when it reaches tipping point; “I was trying to evoke that hazy three-in-the-morning feeling at a house party when everything’s gone slightly wrong throughout the night” explains Liz.
Live dates –
Thurs 6 Oct The Riverside Sheffield
Tues 11 Oct Blues Kitchen London http://www.theblueskitchen.com/whats-on FREE
Sun 16 Oct Portico Library Manchester Hey! Afternoon Tea with Liz Green (including afternoon tea) www.heymanchester.com/hey-afternoon-tea-with-liz-green £12
Sun 13 Nov Rough Trade West London In-Store performance FREE
Fri 25 Nov King’s Place London (headline show in two parts, with band)