Concord Records is pleased to announce a world-wide agreement with Austin, TX-based indie label Playing in Traffic to re-release Blind Sighted Faith, the debut album by rising British quintet The Dunwells, on August 28, 2012. Blind Sighted Faith, self-released earlier this year, will include the newly written and recorded track, “So Beautiful,” produced by George Drakoulias, known for his work with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, The Black Crowes and The Jayhawks, among others.
Emerging from the pubs and clubs of Leeds, England, their hometown, The Dunwells have quickly made waves stateside since their first appearance here at the 2011 North American Folk Alliance Conference. “Anyone that’s seen them has just been ‘Oh my God! The quality of the songs, the quality of the playing, the quality of the vocals, the harmonies, they’re mind boggling,” Folk Alliance Executive Director Louis Jay Meyers told Voice of America radio. Soon after, they began sessions for their debut at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studio outside of Austin with GRAMMYÒ-winning producer and Roxy Music bassist John Porter (Bryan Ferry, The Smiths, Ryan Adams).
The Dunwells, formed in 2009 in Yorkshire, are comprised of brothers Joseph Dunwell (vocals, guitar) and David Dunwell (guitar, piano, banjo) along with cousins Jonny Lamb (vocals, drums) and Rob Clayton (bass) and longtime best mate Dave Hanson (guitar, pedal steel).
Their stellar musicianship, classic roots songwriting and soaring harmony vocals have already made instant but lasting impressions on scores of fans. Word-of-mouth is spreading quickly, further hastening their ascent. “We're obviously huge fans of American music and its history, but we didn't set out with that in mind when we started playing together. It was an unexpected thing, really,” says David Dunwell. “We’re all in it for the same reason. We just love making music.”
The Dunwells’ extensive 40-city U.S. tour kicks off at New York’s Mercury Lounge on July 18th.
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