Native Harrow bring their UK tour to Manchester’s The Castle

Manchester gigs - Native Harrow - image courtesy Brenna Tuel

After signing to London label Loose and releasing latest album Happier Now in 2019, Native Harrow kick of 2020 with a series of UK dates including a Manchester gig at The Castle.

The tour sees the Pennsylvania duo performing 11 UK shows including London’s UK AmericanaFest and Glasgow’s Celtic Connections before returning later in the year for festivals including Black Deer and Kilkenny Roots Festival.

Happier Now, is a set of nine songs recorded and mixed by Alex Hall (JD McPherson, The Cactus Blossoms, Pokey LaFarge) at Chicago’s Reliable Recorders. The album was co-produced by Hall, Devin Tuel, and her band mate, multi-instrumentalist Stephen Harms. Native Harrow cuts out clear and vibrant narratives on fear, love, the open road, ill-fated relationships, and coping with the state of the world. “I wanted to share that I made it out of my own thunderstorm.” she explains, “I had experienced the high peaks and very low valleys of my twenties. I saw more of the world on my own, got through challenges, revelled in true moments of triumph… but all the while the world around me was growing louder, wilder, and scarier. Music for me is a place to be soft. This album was my place to feel it all.”

Happier Now‘s nine songs were written during three back-to-back tours across North America supporting the band’s second album, Sorores. The album was recorded in just three days in March 2018 during what Tuel jokingly calls “downtime” in the middle of the gruelling 108 date tour.

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Native Harrow headline at The Castle, Manchester, on 19 January 2020.

Native Harrow – image courtesy Brenna Tuel

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