British duo The Shires visit hmv to perform live and sign copies of their debut album 'Brave'.
The first British signing to revived label Decca Nashville, The Shires release their eagerly anticipated debut album 'Brave'. Originally launched 80 years ago, Decca Nashville became home to a host of country superstars including Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and country queen Dolly Parton. Combining the classic pop-rock drive of Fleetwood Mac and the uplifting singalong anthems of The Lumineers, Chrissie Rhodes and Ben Earle have already amassed a growing legion of fans whilst being tipped for great things in 2015 by industry insiders.
Powered by Crissie’s powerful but subtle and supple vocals and Ben’s perfectly complementary tones and acoustic guitar, The Shires have literally found a piece of country to call their own. They love American music, but they’re proudly British and intensely keen to add some real indigenous flavour to the pot. The song ‘Made In England’ is a perfect example, a real celebration of all things British. It is surely the first country song ever to celebrate rainy days, milky tea and the uniquely British pleasure of eating fish’n’chips in your coat on a cold pebble beach.
The Shires tour the UK this year, supporting American country stars Little Big Town. They embark on their own headline tour in April beginning at Leeds' Brudenell Social Club on 8th and ending at Blackburn's King George's Hall on 28th.