Redlands Palomino Company - Broken Carelessly
- cd - £ 12.99
Without doubt one of the finest exponents of alt-country to come from these fair isles The Redlands Palomino Company are back with a new album Broken Carelessly which will be released through Clubhouse Records and available from 14 April 2014, the album is the bands fourth release and follows on from 2011’s Don’t Fade which was a big hit here at Beat Surrender, personally I’ve been excited for this release since hearing about it last year and I’m pleased to report the new one is every bit as good as the band’s previous outings – in fact I’d say it just about comes out on top in a head-to-head as their best yet.
The band ‘fronted’ by wife and husband Hannah (guitar vocals) and Alex Elton-Wall (guitar vocals) with Dan Tilbury (drums), Rain (bass) and Dave Rothon (pedal steel) recorded the album over a over a six day period in an old Methodist Chapel in the Gloucestershire countryside, with most of the tracks nailed within a couple of takes, the intimacy of the recording environment affecting the whole process and allowing the band to flow and capture the essence of their live shows – here’s Hannah an Dan Tilbury describing their experiences during the recording.
Hannah – “This was easily the most relaxed we have been making an album. The whole process was fun, and it was just a joy to play and record music with my friends. We had no external pressures, and were able to just play the way we wanted to, when we wanted to. It helped that we didn’t have an outside producer and engineers around, and we were able to capture the sound of the band in a way that we haven’t been able to before. In the week we were recording, the band were all staying at home with me and Alex, and there was a real sense of camaraderie! We felt like a proper gang! Various friends also popped by to help us out with recording and drinking here and there during the week, so it just felt like a bit of a party.”