Sarabeth Tucek reveals new single & UK dates

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Sarabeth Tucek releases her new single, ‘Smile For No One’, via Sonic Cathedral Recordings on September 12.
It is the second single to be taken from Sarabeth’s album ‘Get Well Soon’ which was release in April. However, the subject matter of ‘Get Well Soon’ was actually very personal to Sarabeth, the album being based around her reaction to the death of her father some years previously. ‘Smile For No One, with its countrified harmonies (courtesy of producer and multi-instrumentalist Luther Russell), represents one of the lighter moments on the album, at least musically.

“I wanted the feel of the music to belie the lyrical content,” says Sarabeth of the track, before going on to explain how the prominent piano was added as an “homage to Cat Stevens”. She was introduced to Stevens’ classic 1970 album ‘Tea For The Tillerman’ by her mother and it has been a long-time favourite.

The B-sides of the new digital-only single include a short and bittersweet new song called ‘Something/Anything’, which was apparently written and recorded without any prior knowledge of Todd Rundgren’s 1972 double album of the same name. The other track is the ‘In My Room Demo’ version of the title track of ‘Get Well Soon’, which adds a chiming guitar refrain that makes the song sound even more like some long-lost outtake from Big Star’s ‘Third/Sister Lovers’.

Sarabeth Tucek plays the following live dates in September:

September 1 – London – St Pancras Old Church
September 2 – Dorset – End Of The Road Festival (Local Stage)
September 3 – Liverpool – St Bride’s Church
September 4 – Newcastle – Cluny 2
September 5 – Glasgow – Captain’s Rest
September 6 – Leeds – Oporto
September 7 – Manchester – Castle Hotel
September 9 – Oxford – St Columba’s Church

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