We Are Troubadourrelease-the-bow


(Self Released)


Released: Out Now

Louder Than War Bomb Rating 3


Single from six-song album project released with video.

Blackpool based trio, We Are Troubadour, have been releasing a six-song album, song by song, over a six-month period. The album, Release the Bow, has been something of a multi-media format, with videos, artwork and behind-the-scenes insights of the band. Now they have just released the video for single, Stacey.

We Are Troubadour describe themselves as “bringing a new wave of British Rock ‘n’ Roll,” drawing on their own northern working-class upbringings, along with influences from America, just like their heroes of years gone by.

Stacey is a mix of Donovan with a 50s/60s rock backbeat and added Spanish guitar thrown in. There is a street poet vibe of earnestness from a bygone period brought up to date. It’s a lament for a woman, whose mystery only the singer thinks he can penetrate, with flamenco-style guitar adding a melancholy to the driving, and very danceable, beat.

The more I listen to it, the more it gets in my head and sets my foot tapping. Well worth checking out.


You can find We Are Troubadour here, on Facebook and Twitter.

All words by Mark Ray. More writing by Mark Ray can be found at his author archive. And he can be found on Twitter.


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