The Nightowls Release New EP
Available Now on iTunes:
Playing EP Release Show Tonight
At The Historic Scoot Inn In Austin
July 15, 2016 – AUSTIN, TX – Today, American soul band The Nightowls released their new EP, Royal Sessions. Recorded at the famed Royal Studios (Al Green, John Mayer, Rod Stewart) in Memphis, TN, Royal Sessions is an energetic blend of classic soul and modern pop. With the new EP, the band transcends the “retro” tag that described their early releases in favor of a more unique and cohesive sound, with influences running the gamut from James Brown to Michael Jackson. Bright, bold horns dance and leap over a funky rhythm section, while soulful lead vocals shimmer out alongside gorgeous female harmonies, resulting in a complex sound that is infectious in its effervescent energy.
The EP, which premiered yesterday on Groundsounds, is available for purchase on iTunes, HERE. In celebration of the release, The Nightowls will be playing a special hometown EP release show at The Historic Scoot Inn in Austin, TX at 9pm.
The Nightowls is Ryan Harkrider (lead vocals), Amos Traystman (guitar), Rob Alton (bass), Ben Petree (drums), Oscar Interiano (keyboard), Michael Rey (horns), Andrew McElmore (horns), Javier Stuppard (horns), Ellie Harkrider (background vocals) and Tara Williamson (background vocals). The group took Texas by storm in 2014 with the release their debut album, Good As Gold. The Austin Chronicle hailed it as “suave, energetic, blue-eyed soul” and named it one of the Top 10 of the year at the annual Austin Chronicle Music Awards. Austin Monthly named them a Band To Watch, and Texas Music Magazine called the album “a smooth addictive blend of pop, R&B and funk that will delight the band’s dance-happy fans.” They spent the next year bringing their ecstatic live show to stages around the country, including a triumphant hometown gig at the Austin City Limits Festival, and followed it up in 2015 with ‘Fame Sessions‘, recorded at the titular, iconic Muscle Shoals studio. That album earned the band serious national attention and love everywhere from The Atlantic and Southern Living to Relix and Pollstar, and it saw their lineup solidify into its current, electrifying status. For more information on The Nightowls, please visit: http://wearethenightowls.com/.
7/15 – Scoot INN – Austin, TX
7/16 – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX
7/22 – Stanley’s BBQ – Tyler, TX
7/23 – Levitt Shell – Memphis, TN
7/27 – State Line Music Series – El Paso, TX
7/28 – Viva Big Bend Festival – Fort Davis, TX
8/04 – Club Congress – Tuscan, AZ
8/05 – TBD – Phoenix, AZ
8/06 – The Mint – Los Angeles, CA
8/07 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
8/10 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
8/11 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
8/12 – Crystal Bay Club – Lake Tahoe, CA (Supporting Grace Potter)
8/17 – Cervantes – Denver CO
8/19 – The Blue Light – Lubbock, TX
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