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SONG PREMIERE: The Weeping Willows – Long Black Veil

The Weeping Willows are Australia’s finest exponents of the stripped-down duo format. One guitar, two superb harmony-rich voices and a talent for both their own songwriting and the interpretation of other’s songs. They’ve just announced the release of a brand new EP called Southern Gothic, which is out this Friday (June 4th), and it finds them exploring five famous songs by other artists as well as their own recent single ‘Black Crow’ and the instrumental title track to the EP. The new EP follows their second album Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ (2016) and serves as a tantalising lead-in to their third LP due in 2022.

We’re very pleased to be able to premiere Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth’s beautiful take on the Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin song, made famous by Johnny Cash, Lefty Frizzell and many more – ‘Long Black Veil’. As usual, they imbue the song with their own beautiful melancholic and measured sway, courtesy of Coates’ sublime vocal and the exquisite playing and deep, rich voice of Wrigglesworth.

Elsewhere on the EP they interpret Blind Lemon Jefferson’s ‘One Kind Favour (See That My Grave Is Kept Clean)’, Walt Aldridge’s ‘Ain’t No Ash Will Burn’, ‘Hangman (The Gallows Tree)’ – made famous by Peter, Paul & Mary, and an incredible and thrilling take on ‘C.C. Rider’.

The pair have also announced a comprehensive run of Southern Gothic tour dates running from June to October. See the poster below for details.

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