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First Aid Kit compared Worry Dolls celebrate debut album release with NEW video & UK Tour

With their debut album released today, London-based duo Worry Dolls have just unveiled a new video for latest single ‘Miss You Already’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbmy7xh7RnQ

GO GET GONE is the debut album from Worry Dolls – a tenacious female duo born out of the joint talents of Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Neilson Hubbard (Matthew Perryman Jones), a veteran of East Nashvilles music scene and featuring songwriting collaborations with Jeff Cohen (Teitur), Ben Glover (Gretchen Peters)Joe Doyle (Reba Mcentire) & stunning playing from Wild PoniesEamon McLoughlin (Ashley Monroe), Kenny Hutson (Little Big Town) & more.

Serendipity brought Zoe and Rosie together at an open mic whilst both studying music in Liverpool. Paired together by teachers to have their songwriting critiqued by Paul McCartney, they were inspired to start co-writing, and are now an almost telepathically-linked songwriting force.

Blending the tender urgency of Zoes Irish-inflected voice and Earl Scruggs-style banjo with the fiery integrity of Rosies vocals and rhythmic guitar, Worry Dolls have toured UK venues and festivals extensively and supported the likes of Joan Armatrading, Tim O’Brien, Cara Dillon and Rachel Sermanni.

Rosie grew up singing and playing a variety of instruments in a music-filled household in Devon, picking up guitar after finding an old nylon-string under the stairs. As a teenager, Rosies musical diet was a mix of punk bands & angsty singer songwriters, finding country through a friends copy of Ryan Adams’ ‘Heartbreaker’. At 17, she wrote a song called Tennessee about wanting to live in Nashville and get her heart broken so that she could write songs like the ones she loved. 

Zoe, whose family originate from Liverpool and Ireland, was raised in a small village in Kent by her mum. She inherited music from her parents who, although separated, were both performers which resulted in a childhood spent back and forth between her mums theatrical rehearsals and her dads club gigs. At 12, she started learning to play her dads old Spanish guitar to accompany herself, drawing inspiration from Eva Cassidy and Joni Mitchell; the songs poured out.

During their time in Liverpool they became musical soul mates and so, after uni, they set off together making music as Worry Dolls. They were drawn to London, where they spent the best part of a year sleeping on couches, obsessively co-writing and performing, and all the while developing a burgeoning cult following.  Worry Dolls harnessed this period of transition and channelled it into two EPs, with their second release “Burden” evidencing a sound that was beginning to shed its starry-eyed innocence, and give way to a more acerbic and mature artistic voice.

After a summer of grafting on the festival circuit, they made the decision to quit their day jobs & lives in London to fly to Nashville and record their debut album. They had a strong vision for the record even before it was fully written. The most important creative anchor was to stay true to their English roots and to work with people who could elaborate what they already had.

GO GET GONE is a confident and broad-brushed portrait of a band truly hitting their stride, lilting the menacing yet graceful first single Bless Your Heart” to the road-weathered stomp-along “Train’s Leaving, whilst the sparse country-waltz lullaby Miss You Already” harkens back to their folk origins.

GO GET GONE will be released on January 27th, 2017 on Vinyl, CD and all digital outlets via Bread & Butter Music. Worry Dolls will be on tour extensively starting 18th January 2017.

JANUARY

28 TUNBRIDGE WELLS Trinity Theatre

FEBRUARY

01 LONDON  UK Americana Conference
03 STOCKPORT West Heaton Tennis Club
04 SUNDERLAND The Independent
05 PENRITH Plug N Play
08 STAMFORD Stamford Arts Centre
09 MUCH WENLOCK The Edge Arts Centre
12 CRAWLEY The Hawth
17 IPSWICH Cult Cafe
19 LIVERPOOL The Zanzibar
21 LEICESTER The Musician
22 BIRMINGHAM KGC
23 YORK Black Swan
24 BELLINGHAM All Acoustic Club
25 MILTON KEYNES The Stables
26 MAIDENHEAD Norden Farm

MARCH 

01 LONDON St Pancras Old Church
02 BRIGHTON The Marwood
03 SWINDON The Beehive
04 ISLE OF WIGHT Wight Rock Bar
24 SWANAGE Square And Compass
26 TWICKENHAM Twickenham Folk Club

APRIL

28 GAINSBOROUGH Westview House
29 DURHAM Old Cinema Launderette
30 SALTAIRE The Live Room

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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