It isn't often that a band streams an entire album, prior to its release or even before a tour, but Felice Brothers and Loose Recordings have done just that with the band's new album, "Celebration, Florida".
Felice Brothers have been knocking out an eclectic and atmospheric blend of nu-folk, melodramatic roots and big sounds for half a decade, with 2008's self-titled set providing them with press coverage and a few TV appearances for its music, including "Frankie's Gun" (curiously inserted into an episode of the comedy series "Outnumbered").
For 2011, the themes have been expanded even further with the addition of digital layers and an even more adventurous sound, as typified by the single "Ponzi", included here. All of which makes for an interesting live experience when the band hits the UK later this year.
Initial gigs have been confirmed for London's KOKO on 6th December, followed by Manchester (7th), Glasgow (9th), Dublin (11th) and Birmingham (12th). More venues could be added but, meanwhile, this trio hits the servers on Friday at 9am. Prices are £14.50 / £15. Previous UK visits have resulted in sell-out shows, especially in London!
The Felice Brothers' tour will now take place in March due to lead singer contracting Shingles. Original tickets will remain valid, but anyone that can't make the new dates should obtain a refund form their point of purchase.