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Nick Waterhouse Debuts Danny Trejo Starring Video for New Single “Wreck The Rod”

Today, “soulful rocker” (Consequence of Sound) Nick Waterhousereleased new single “Wreck The Rod” off his upcoming self-titled album out March 8thvia Innovative Leisure. Nick says the throwback track was inspired by a conversation with “Soul Queen of New Orleans” Irma Thomas on “singers being used up by an industry (in addition to a larger swath of society), about riding it out, about rising above, about an unsettling pleasure/pain dynamic.”

The single is paired perfectly with a cheeky video of Nick performing on a fictitious late-night show with legendary actor Danny Trejo acting as host. He straps on his velour tuxedo, vintage frames, and white patent leather shoes to glide and groove on stage while embodying a hilarious “washed up musician” persona.

Watch “Wreck The Rod” here: https://youtu.be/vP0ekLNKzTU

“‘Wreck the Rod’ finds Danny as an alternate reality Mike Douglas and some version of myself living out the ravages and indignities of the very lyrics I’m singing,” says Nick on the video. “Where’s all this media and content heading in 2019? We posit right to 1978, baby.”

Following 2016’s ‘Never Twice’ which was hailed by Vogue as “the second coming of soul” and earned Nick a performance on “Later” with Jools Holland, the upcoming album was recorded at LA’s legendary Electro-Vox Recorders, and co-produced with Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul and the Broken Bones), with backing from a heavy bevy of friends and session players including Bart Davenport, percussionist Andres Renteria (Flying Lotus, Father John Misty), flutist Ricky Washington (Kamasi’s dad), and saxophonists Paula Henderson (Gogol Bordello) and Mando Dorame (JD McPherson).

Since releasing his debut single in 2010, Nick Waterhouse has toured the world (most recently on an extensive run with Allen Stone), and collaborated with or produced everyone from upstarts like Ty Segall, Leon Bridges, and Jon Batiste, to septuagenarian soul legend Ural Thomas, and Latin stars the Boogaloo Assassins.

Coming up, Nick will be tape an exclusive live session for KCRW at Apogee Studio, the private recording studio of legendary producer/mixer, Bob Clearmountain, that’ll air on the local Los Angeles tastemaker station album release day, Friday, March 8.

Following, Nick will head out on a 20+ date Spring US headlining tour in support of his upcoming album. See below for a full list of dates.

Nick Waterhouse Tour Dates:

Monday, March 18th – Manchester, United Kingdom – Gorilla

Tuesday, March 19 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Rough Trade Nottingham

Wednesday, March 20th – London, United Kingdom – Rough Trade East

Thursday, March 21st – London, United Kingdom – 229 The Venue

Friday, March 22nd – Roubaix, France – La Cave aux Poètes

Saturday, March 23rd – Hasselt, Belgium – Botanique

Sunday, March 24th – Paris, France – Petit Bain

Tuesday, March 26th – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo Club

Wednesday, March 27th – Berlin, Germany – Columbia Theater

Thursday, March 28th – Nieuw-amsterdam, Netherlands – Het Zonnehuis

Saturday, March 30th – Tavros, Greece – Fuzz Live Music Club

Sunday, March 31st – Thessaloniki, Greece – Fix Factory Of Sound

Thursday, April 25th – Tustin, CA – Marty’s On Newport

Friday, April 26th – Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater DTLA

Saturday, April 27th – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

Monday, April 29th – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios and Bar

Tuesday, April 30th – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

Wednesday, May 1st – Vancouver, Canada – Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, May 3rd – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

Saturday, May 4th – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Monday, May 6th – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

Wednesday, May 8th – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Thursday, May 9th – Detroit, MI – shelter

Friday, May 10 – Toronto, Canada – Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday, May 11th – Burlington, VT – Club Metronome

Monday, May 13th – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

Tuesday, May 14th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

Thursday, May 16th – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry

Friday, May 17th – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

Saturday, May 18th – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Café and Music Hall

Monday, May 20th – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West

Tuesday, May 21st – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks

Thursday, May 23rd – Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock

Friday, May 24th – Austin, TX – Parish

Saturday, May 25th – Dallas, TX – Dada Dallas

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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