The band’s new record QCNH is out this Friday.
Fort Worth, TX blues rock trio Quaker City Night Hawks are pleased to announce a short run of UK tour dates for November 2019, including a London date at The Borderline on 9 November 2019.
The band recently announced their new album QCNH, set for digital release on Nashville, TN independent label Lightning Rod Records on 1 March 2019, with a UK physical release slated for 7 June 2019.
The last time we heard from the Quaker City Night Hawks, they were traveling the country in support of their Lightning Rod Records debut, El Astronauta—an album that mixed the greasy strut of 1970s rock with doses of down-and-dirty Texas blues, science fiction, and Bible Belt boogie.
Texans by birth, the Hawks’ music whipped up its own geography. With its spacey, southern stomp, El Astronauta could have been the soundtrack for a road trip across the American desert, or the house music for a weekend night at the Mos Eisley Cantina.
Arriving two years later, 2018’s QCNH ramps up that diversity with 10 new songs rooted in vintage R&B grooves, Stax-worthy funk, and guitar-fuelled psychedelia.
“We’ve always been a rock & roll band,” says Sam Anderson, who splits the band’s singing, songwriting, and guitar-playing duties with David Matsler. “There’s a big ’70s influence and a strong southern element to everything we do. With this record, though, we’re exploring the sounds we’ve haven’t touched upon as often. It’s the deepest we’ve ever gone into our influences, and the widest range of sounds we’ve ever tied together.”
The band have already seen support from BBC 6music in the UK and pulled in praise from the likes of Noisey and Rolling Stone in the US, where their very particular blend of Southern influences has seen them rack up streaming numbers the millions, leading to a lengthy list of support slots alongside Chris Stapleton, J. Roddy Walston, Lucero, and The Sheepdogs, to name just a few.
Quaker City Night Hawks November 2019 UK Tour Dates:
08 November – Deaf Institute, Manchester
09 November – The Borderline, London
11 November – Attic @ The Garage, Glasgow
12 November – Hare & Hounds 2, Birmingham