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Larkin Poe New Zealand Shows Announced

Larkin Poe New Zealand Shows Announced

Tuesday 13th November, 2018 10:00AM

Nashville-based blues-rock duo Larkin Poe are wending their way to Aotearoa this April for shows at Auckland's Tuning Fork and Christchurch's Blue Smoke. Drawing on the rich roots rock'n'roll heritage of the south, the multi-instrumentalist sister act of Rebecca and Megan Lovell are descendants of spooky nineteenth century author Edgar Alan Poe, and name their musical project after their great-great-great grandfather. Renowned both for their passionate covers of classic blues songs and their own gritty originals, Larkin Poe now have have four studio records under their belts including brand new album Venom & Faith, and have shared the stage with the likes of Elvis Costello, Don Henley, Jackson Browne and Conor Oberst. Check out the tour details here...

UPDATE 3/04/19: Larkin Poe's Auckland event will be supported by Kendall Elise...

Larkin Poe
Friday 26th April - Tuning Fork, Auckland w/ Kendall Elise
Saturday 27th April, Blue Smoke, Christchurch
On sale from 9.00am, Wednesday 14th November

Here's 'Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues' from their new album Venom & Faith...

Check out Larkin Poe's spine-tingling single 'Look Away' from 2017's Peach...

Watch Larkin Poe ripping through a cover of Son House's 'Preaching' Blues'...

Press release:

Tuning Fork is proud to present Larkin Poe, the American Blues-Rock band who will be performing their gritty, soulful, southern heritage in Auckland this April.

“These women are seriously badass. Don’t mess with them." – Paste Magazine

Rebecca and Megan Lovell, the multi-instrumentalist sister duo are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Alan Poe and ‘Larkin Poe’ was the name of the sisters’ great-great-great grandfather.

The Lovell sisters are known for blending Haim-esque vocals with guitar riffs and their viral videos, now over 500k views, of their skilled covers of Robert Johnson, The Allman Brothers, Blind Willie Johnson and Chuck Berry amongst many others have added to their notoriety. As a result they have played backing musician slots for artists such as Elvis Costello, Don Henley, Jackson Browne and Conor Oberst. As Larkin Poe they have performed at the 2014 and 2016 Glastonbury Festival, Bonaroo, and Lollapalooza.

Originally from Atlanta, the now Nashville based sister duo are poised to make a mark all their own with the release of their fourth album Venom & Faith' was released on Friday November 9, 2018. According to Rebecca Lovell “It’s a celebration of American roots music as translated by two sisters who are playing the blues in a modern age”. Rebecca, whose powerhouse vocals pair perfectly with sister Megan’s slinky lap steel to create an outlaw sound entirely unique to the two.

The new album Venom & Faith only includes two covers— “Sometimes” by Bessie Jones and “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” by Skip James. Otherwise it is all original material from the Lovell sisters. Two singles, the no-nonsense “Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues” and the hip-hop-influenced “Ain’t Gonna Cry” are below for you to check out!

Creating their own brand of Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll: gritty, soulful, and flavoured by their southern heritage, Larkin Poe are on the rise and rise.


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