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Eb & Sparrow Announce New Single 'To The West' + Nationwide Tour

Eb & Sparrow Announce New Single 'To The West' + Nationwide Tour

Friday 18th August, 2017 9:20AM

Alt-country darlings Eb & Sparrow have unveiled haunting new single 'To The West' and announced a seven-date jaunt around the country to celebrate. The stirring tune is lifted from the group's upcoming third studio album and was recorded historic homestead Ahiaruhe in the Wairarapa with help of award winning producer and sound engineer Brett Stanton who utilised vintage recording equipment to capture a big warm sound that strikes straight at the soul. Take a listen below and pick up a ticket to see the band in a town near you...

Eb & Sparrow 'To The West' Single Release Tour

Friday 29th September, Dharma Shed, Wairau Valley, Blenheim*
Saturday 30th September, Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Sunday 1st October, The Playhouse Theatre & Restaurant, Mapua, Nelson
Saturday 7th October, Southern Fork Americana Festival - Tuning Fork, Auckland** 
Sunday 8th October, Hawkes Bay Arts Festival* (visit for ticket info)
Friday 13th October, Lucky Bar, Whanganui
Saturday 14th October, Meow Bar, Wellington

Tickets available from HERE at UTR and usual outlets unless noted otherwise.


Supreme sweethearts of New Zealand alt-country, Eb & Sparrow, bring you their new single “To The West” from their forthcoming third album, due out early 2018. To accompany this single release, the band will be taking to the road, with seven select shows throughout New Zealand.

On the back of their previous release Sun/Son (2015, Country Music Award Finalists for album & song 2016) Eb & Sparrow have gained national recognition and have become renowned for their self-carved niche and unique musical style in the everwidening scope that is New Zealand Americana.

“Grand, cinematic, and rich with anticipation” Lydia Jenkin NZ Herald.

To The West, written by front-woman Ebony Lamb and arranged with Gram Antler, was recorded in the historic homestead Ahiaruhe, in the heart of the Wairarapa in January 2017, with Tui award winning producer and sound engineer Brett Stanton (NZ/Melbourne). Utilising vintage recording equipment and instruments in the large wooden building to take advantage of the lush textures and presence, the band has pulled out all the stops. The rhythm section, consisting of new drummer Justin Barr (Golden Awesome) Chris Winter on bass, takes a big step up and Ebony Lamb and Gram Antler on electric guitars and Bryn Heveldt on lapsteel provide the drama throughout. Lyttelton’s Anita Clark (Motte, Devilish Mary & the Holy Rollers) returns as the brainchild of the string section.

'To The West' - currently available on bandcamp (other platforms coming soon).

*visit for ticket info
** tickets to Southern Fork Americana Fest available from Ticketmaster


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Fri 29th Sep
Dharma Bums Club, Blenheim
Sat 30th Sep
BATS Theatre, Wellington
Sun 1st Oct
The Playhouse Theatre and Restaurant, Mapua
Sat 7th Oct
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Sun 8th Oct
Hawkes Bay Arts Festival - Pacific Palace Spiegeltent, Havelock North
Fri 13th Oct
Lucky Bar, Whanganui
Sat 14th Oct
Meow, Wellington

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