Music Video: Juanita Stein – Dark Horse

We’re excited that Juanita Stein has just dropped the video to her new single, Dark Horse. The clip is a Texan road movie filmed when she was performing at SXSW festival earlier this year. It’s the first slice from her debut solo album, America, which is unleashed via Nude Records on 28th July.

You may know Juanita as the singer-songwriter in acclaimed Australian act, Howling Bells. She formed Howling Bells with her brother, Joel, and friends when they moved to London together in 2004. Four albums followed, along with headline tours and festival shows around the world and huge support dates including several US tours with Coldplay and The Killers. A break from Howling Bells around the arrival of her first child saw the first shoots of her solo work start to emerge, and now we find ourselves here. America, an unpredictable place, forever bound up in a uniquely widescreen hope and romance.

“This record is an ode to the dark heart of America. Of times gone and times to come. Dusty trails, a whimsical 50s suburbia and the haze of the 1960s,” she says.  “I’ve forever idealised American life – growing up in Australia we were fed the American dream through film and television. The dichotomy between what was real and a dream is forever intriguing to me. The music of Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Lee and Nancy and Patsy Cline all informed my musical sensibilities. They opened up this wide screen universe for me.”

Juanita will follow a North American tour in May with UK dates over the summer including with Tom Petty in Hyde Park and at Cambridge Folk Festival.

North American Tour Dates – May 2017

Wed 17th May – The Flycatcher, Tucson AZ
Thurs 18th May – Casbah, San Diego CA
Fri 19th May – Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles CA
Sat 20th May – Bottom of The Hill, San Francisco CA
Mon 22nd May – The Fox Cabaret, Vancouver CA
Tues 23rd May – Mississippi Studios, Portand OR
Weds 24th May – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA

UK Tour Dates – July 2017

Fri 7th July – Bluedot Festival, (headlining 2nd stage) Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire
Sun 9th July – British Summer Time with Tom Petty, and the Heartbreakers –  Hyde Park
, London
Sun 23rd July – Deer Shed Festival, Yorkshire
Sat 29th July – Cambridge Folk Festival – Cheery Hinton Hall, Cambridge

America is released on Nude Records on 28th July

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