The Howling Bells’ vocalist & rhythm guitarist JUANITA STEIN has just announced a full UK and Ireland tour to follow the release of her brilliant debut solo record, America out this week [28th July] on Nude Records.
Juanita was born in Melbourne, Australia and moved to Sydney then later relocated to London, England. Her father is a songwriter and musician and her mother is a former actress. Her younger brother Joel is lead guitarist in Howling Bells.
Juanita had already announced UK festival dates this summer — including a concert with Tom Petty at Hyde Park and at Cambridge Folk Festival, ahead of other headline shows — in her adopted home-town of Brighton and in London — the week the album is released.
Tickets for her new September/October headline tour dates will go on sale this Friday (30th June). See below for all upcoming dates.
The newest single to be taken from her her album — recorded in Los Angeles with the producer Gus Seyffert (Beck, Ryan Adams) and titled “I’ll Cry” is available now to stream and as a free download for fans pre-ordering the album ahead of its release.
This single is accompanied by a newly-released home video [see below] that was filmed during recent US tour dates…
The single is a shimmering percolation of seeping, sleepless emotions and leaking mascara with an ever-thickening atmosphere and darkening outlook.
Juanita told us, “I’ll Cry is a musical ode to the all-American greats I took my cues from as a budding songwriter. Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline and the work of Phil Spector, all of whom made a significant imprint on my heart, I’m forever channelling that soulful sadness. I’ll Cry is a song that speaks of an impossible love, his resistance, her infatuation. Never a happy ending...”
UK Tour Dates – July 2017
Fri 7th July – Bluedot Festival, (headlining 2nd stage) Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire
Sat 8th 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
Headline Shows – August 2017
Tue 1st August – The Prince Albert, Brighton
Wed 2nd August – Thousand Island, London
September / October Headline Tour
Sun 24th Sept – Actress & Bishop, Birmingham
Mon 25th Sept – King Tut’s Glasgow
Tue 26th Sept – Tunnels, Aberdeen
Wed 27th Sept – Cluny, Newcastle
Fri 29th Sept – Headrow House, Leeds
Sat 30th Sept – Buyers Club, Liverpool
Sun 1st Oct – Gulliver’s, Manchester
Mon 2nd Oct – Portland Arms, Cambridge
Weds 4th Oct – Fred Zeppelin’s, Cork
Thurs 5th Oct – Strange Brew @ Roisin Dubh – Galway (Free Show)
Fri 6th Oct – Grand Social,Dublin
Sat 7th Oct – Kasbah Social Club,Limerick
Mon 9th Oct – Crofters, Bristol