Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are set to release their self-titled UK debut album on August 2nd.
Named one of Rolling Stoneâ€™s Best New Bands of 2010, the five piece groupâ€™s 13 track offering transcends their blues based rock roots.
Showcasing soul-studded grooves and moreish melodies, not to mention front siren and multi-instrumentalist Grace Potterâ€™s way with a whiskey sodden wail, this gang of hard rockinâ€™, hard tourinâ€™ musiciansâ€™ first UK album cherry picks from the classic rock of Janis Jopln, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Fleetwood Mac.
Opening with lusty second single (July 26) â€˜Paris (Ooh La La)â€™ kicks off â€˜Grace Potter and the Nocturnalsâ€™ with a bang – in more ways than one. Debut UK single, the anthemic â€˜Tiny Lightâ€™ (June 6) shows off the bandâ€™s softer side.
Produced by Mark Batson (Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jay-Z), the album also features â€˜Medicineâ€™, a Faces style stomp with hot and bothered Tina Turner-tastic vocals about a black magic woman.
â€˜Hot Summer Nightâ€™ plugs into the same raunchy electric Woodstock jam, while â€˜Only Loveâ€™ matches it with a sublime Big Brother and the Holding Company swagger.
Cinematic ballad â€˜Colorsâ€™, which was written straight after President Obama was elected and the sweet shuffle of â€˜Low Roadâ€™ prove the band can do heartfelt just as well as steamy and a gentler, more Linda Ronstadt influenced side of Grace is shown in the country tinged album closer â€˜Things I Never Neededâ€™.
An established act at home in North America, the Vermont based band have already released three records in US while Grace has worked with the Oscar winning musician, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss producer and Coen Brothers collaborator T Bone Burnett.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are: Grace Potter (vocals/keys), Scott Tournet (lead guitar), Benny Yurco (rhythm guitar), Catherine Popper (bassist) and Matt Burr (drums).
Debut UK album â€˜Grace Potter and the Nocturnalsâ€™
Released August 2nd on Island Records