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Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams Announce Album Release Tour

Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams Announce Album Release Tour

Wednesday 24th October, 2012 12:44PM

Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams (The Unfaithful Ways) are soon to release a collaborative country record and have just announced nationwide tour dates to celebrate. Tilted Sad But True - The Secret History of Country Music Writing Vol 1, it's out on November 9th via new label Lyttelton Records. The label's first release, they aim to focus on small run releases and limited edition high quality vinyl and also provide an 'artist retreat' of sorts with analog recording studio and accommodation complete with wooden tub and runaround boat.

Davidson and Williams' tour kicks off this weekend in Dunedin with two special pre-release shows. Here are is the full tour schedule and below you'll find album out-take 'Cool Water' and keep an eye out for first single and video 'Bloodletter' next week.

Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams

October Fri 26th - Pre Release Exclusive, 12 Below, Dunedin
October Sat 27th – Pre Release Exclusive, The Church, Dunedin
October Sun 28th - Special Night of Class, Oamaru
November Fri 9th and Sat 10th - Official Release at Wunderbar, Lyttelton
November Thurs 15th and Fri 16th - Wine Cellar, Auckland
November Sat 17th – Waiheke Island with Tami Neilson
November Sun 18th - Matinee at Leigh Sawmill, Leigh (doorsales only)
November Thur 22nd till Sun 25th - Melbourne (details TBA)
November Fri 30th and Sat December 1st - Mighty Mighty, Wellington
December Sun 2nd – Aratoi Museum, Masterton (tickets available from venue)

Tickets for all shows (unless specified) on sale now from HERE at Undertheradar.

This track and an other album out-take are available to download free here via the label's soundcloud page.

Press Release:

Marlon Williams; the effortless hope, and clarity of a 21 year old wunderkid and Delaney Davidson; conjuring dust, silk and the sharp end of the stick, an international touring song writing machine.

Often the hero of a Western meets his nemesis, a mirror of his own evil side that he has to destroy: a nomadic loner, or a skilled fast-draw artist, moral, tough, solid and self-sufficient.

The meeting of Williams and Davidson is an interesting and compelling mixture of this cliché, twisting and turning the concept on its head and feeding them back into the Folklore machine with a seemingly random precision.

Alternating between the straight guy and the fall guy these two seamlessly jump between the poles and quite consciously throw a spanner in the works of country music both within its “bad rep from the 70’s” as well as in its current canonization.

It is their honour to bring you Sad But True, released on Lyttelton Records and distributed via Southbound. Released November 9th 2012, Sad But True is a canny and astounding choice of songs which includes well known standards and eclectic cover versions that makes for some surprising takes on classics. Some supremely written original material delivers previously unheard earworms that will nestle in there for days like wood smoke in clothes.

The international release tour takes in Dunedin, Oamaru, Lyttelton, Auckland, Leigh, Melbourne, Wellington and Masterton.


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