21st, 2017 - Nashville, TN: Dublin-based roots band, I
releases their highly anticipated new album, TURN
YOUR FACE TO THE SUN today
on Compass Records.
combination of infectious high-energy songs, exuberant performances
and a passion for tradition come together on this album to create
the band's most cohesive offering yet. Fronted by
brother/sister songwriting team Dave (guitar/vocals) and Louise
(vocals) Holden, I Draw
Slow coaxes the past into the present with original tunes that draw
from the best of Irish and American folk music.
Their break out track “Goldmine” from
2012’s REDHILLS was
fueled by an add to a prominent Spotify playlist and its 20s themed
video succeeded in introducing the band to a North American
audience. Since then, they’ve gone on to establish themselves as
festival standouts at MerleFest, Pickathon, Wintergrass,
RockyGrass, Grey Fox, Red Wing, Edmonton Folk Fest, Sisters Folk Festival,
Mountain Stage and more.
Building on the success of REDHILLS, the band released WHITE
in 2014, which reached # 2 on the Irish charts. As their
touring and press response grew in the years following, the band
decided to capitalize on their dedicated fanbase to completely
crowd-fund their new album, TURN
YOUR FACE TO THE SUN,
their most ambitious project to date featuring a more expansive
sound and palette.
I Draw Slow is a five-piece
outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo, and double bass.
Holden siblings Dave and Louise are supported by violinist Adrian
Hart, clawhammer banjo player Colin Derham, and double
bassist Konrad Liddy. The quintet uses strings and
vocals to create what has been described as a “fully natural evolution”
(Bluegrass Today U.S.) of Americana/Appalachian music and Irish
TURN YOUR FACE TO
THE SUN comes
out today in North America and the rest of the world on May
12th. The band has started their US tour dates that includes a stop
at MerleFest - the festival has called them one of their
"must-see fresh faces".