“DADDY LONG LEGS takes the blues and turns them inside out, upside down, round about and renews their primal energy. My favorite rompin’ stompin’ New York band of the moment.” -Lenny Kaye
“DADDY LONG LEGS have finally made a studio album that matches their reputation as a firecracker live act. These 12 original songs expand and solidify their blues-punk sound while keeping alive a tradition and vital part of American roots music. Sounds great!” -Jon Spencer
“…like Chicago blues fired at the moon, played by the demented children of the Pretty Things.” -Rolling Stone
Brooklyn, NY-based trio DADDY LONG LEGS—Brian Hurd (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Murat Akturk (slide guitar), Josh Styles (drums, maracas) have confirmed a run of UK & IRE tour dates for January and February 2020.
Produced by Jimmy Sutton and engineered by Alex Hall (JD McPherson, Pokey LaFarge, Jake La Botz) at Hi-Style Studios in Chicago, the band’s debut album, Lowdown Ways features 12 original compositions with songwriting contributions from JD McPherson and Sutton. A new direction from their first two studio albums (released by Norton Records), Lowdown Ways sees the boys widen their sonic horizons with field hollers, gospel, Cajun, and Mississippi Hill Music, coupled with their renowned supercharged, harp-driven R&B bangers.
When asked by Village Voice “What is DADDY LONG LEGS?,” Hurd answered, “Rock and roll salvation through the spirit of roots and blues.” While influenced by the likes of Son House, Captain Beefheart, Howlin’ Wolf, MC5, and Dr. Feelgood, their sound personifies garage rock and punk with a contemporary raw twist performed in their own brand of supercharged R&B.
Leading up to the album’s release, Rolling Stone Country named “Glad Rag Ball” one of the ‘10 Best Country, Americana Songs of the Week’, citing “it’s all guttural hollering and foot-stomping rhythms.” Brooklyn Vegan premiered the official video for “Pink Lemonade,” co-written with JD McPherson and WFMU “Mornin’ Noon & Nite”. Since forming in 2010, the band has released two studio albums, a live album and two 45s on Norton Records. Their last album was 2015’s Rides Tonight. They have toured with Jon Spencer, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Sonics, Nikki Lane, Nick Waterhouse, amongst others.
Wed 29th – UK Americana Festival @ Oslo, London
Thurs 30th – The Cluny, Newcastle
Fri 31st – Celtic Connections @ Broadcast, Glasgow
Sat 1st – Opium, Edinburgh
Sun 2nd – The Lantern, Halifax
Tues 4th – Esquires, Bedford
Tues 18th – Louisiana, Bristol
Wed 19th – Night & Day, Manchester
Thurs 20th – St Marys Creative Space, Chester
Fri 21st – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
Sat 22nd – Prince Albert, Brighton
Sun 23rd – Railway Hotel, Southend
Tues 25th – Paper Dress Vintage, London
Thurs 27th – Black Box, Belfast
Fri 28th – Sandinos, Derry
Sat 29th – Sugar Club, Dublin