****NEW MUSIC ALERT****
The new album ‘Headscarves & Hurricanes’ and the new 8-track extended EP ‘The Past Won’t Last Forever’ were mastered on Monday 26th November and are available NOW to stream/download via Bandcamp, and the pre-order is set up for CD copies of both featuring the artwork of Kevin Pearson and Jamie which will follow in January.
So that’s 19 new Joe Solo songs for 2019!
‘Headscarves & Hurricanes’ tells the story of Hull’s fishing community and is set against the backdrop of the 1968 Triple Trawler Tragedy and the subsequent campaign by the ‘Headscarf Revolutionaries’ to change maritime safety law. It’s 11 songs about love and loss, pride, resilience, and survival; and it tells of a time when Working Class people were bonded to their trade and each other in ways that have been lost in modern times. It’s that shared sense of purpose I wanted to capture. The album features both Rebekah Findlay and Commoners Choir. It’s worth a listen….
‘The Past Won’t Last Forever EP’ is a collection of songs covering subjects as varied as the Peterloo Massacre, the Grunwick Strike, broken promises in the wake of the First World War, the struggles of former mining communities and the rise of the street level fascism in the UK. It features both Rebekah Findlay and the Hatfield Brigade, and is as good a set of songs as I’ve ever put out there. Again, worth your time and attention….
‘Headscarves & Hurricanes’ is available to stream/download or pre-order on this link:
and ‘The Past Won’t Last Forever EP’ from here:
The pair will set you back £15 on CD and £5 of that goes to help Pauline Town fight homelessness in Greater Manchester, so you are helping combat Austerity as well as bagging the best 19 songs I wrote this year.