RICH RAGANY & THE DIGRESSIONS RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM ‘WHAT WE DO (TO NOT LET GO)’ TO BE RELEASED MARCH 3RD VIA BARREL AND SQUIDGER RECORDS
Fronted by former Position Fashions chief Wealthy Ragany, the previous couple of years has seen the Calgary, Canada born and now UK primarily based songsmith construct up fairly a popularity along with his band of rock n ’roll trailblazers, The Digressions. With musicians that embody Andy Brook (celebrated producer, SHUSH), Gaff (Glitterati, Dedwardians, Determined Measures,) Ricky McGuire (UK SUBS, The Males They Couldn’t Grasp), Simon Maxwell (Position Fashions, Yo Yos) and Equipment Swing (Mallory Knox, Seven Days And Doesn’t Die), the band gained over the hearts of many in 2021 with their critically-acclaimed ‘Past Nostalgia & Heartache’ album, gaining appreciable airplay on BBC Introducing, and rave evaluations and options from the likes of Traditional Rock, Vive Le Rock, Louder Than Warfare and PowerPlay and many others.
Sharing levels with the likes of The Lemonheads, Warrior Soul, The Males They Couldn’t Grasp, Whitfield Crane, Ginger Wildheart, The Professionals, Steve Conte (New York Dolls) in addition to packing out London venues in their very own proper, all this deserved consideration has led to the band signing a take care of Barrel And Squidger (who’ve launched music by CJ Wildheart, Large Wagons, members of Standing Quo and Intercourse Pistols) and are set to return March 3rd with a model new album titled ‘What We Do (To Not Let Go)’.
Immediately, the band have launched the pre-order for the album (obtainable right here) and are giving folks the primary candy style of its charms in ‘One Final Factor To Show’ – a track that lulls the listener right into a false sense of safety with a gorgeous piano and easy chord chorus earlier than out of nowhere the Digressions kick in with a Stooges worthy rock n’ roll riff, full with ‘Uncooked Energy’ one-note piano stabs. However the vocal harmonies that the band are famend for carry the track far past any low hire storage vibes, and the track soars.
“One night time out in Camden I bumped into an previous pal Pete,” explains Wealthy, remembering the origins of the track. “We go means again to Canada He’s a sound tech for some fairly superb acts. In any case, I see him, and his arm is in a sling. I ask him what he’s doing after. He says he can’t be out late as he leaves within the morning to hit the highway. “With a damaged arm man??” He replied “All of us received one very last thing to show…”
“As ‘Nostalgia….’ had that wide-screen depth and cinematic really feel,” explains Wealthy. “I made a decision to put down a brand new method. Gone had been layering guitars and keys, in with punchy one takes… everybody getting one shot… all people will get one job (Gaff is lead guitar, Equipment rhythm for instance no layers… simply the elements), solos are strong takes and never pieced collectively. This to me would be certain that everybody’s persona would shine proper by way of whereas making the songs much more fast and important. If it’s one factor I’ve realized whereas being extremely fortunate to work with the Digressions, it’s that they’ve a ton of persona.
“After writing, recording our ‘Past Nostalgia And Heartache’ album by way of the pandemic I felt we had been on an unbelievable inventive roll. So simply earlier than the discharge of Nostalgia I booked time once more with Andy at The Brook Studios in Wallington Rock Metropolis. I had the songs and the band had grown into one thing very particular. We needed to maintain going, which felt pure. What you get is a muscular but melodic, anthemic rock n roll album. A brand new means of telling our story. One I can say I’m so proud to be a part of.”
‘What We Do (To Not Let Go)’ is out March 3rd through Barrel and Squidger Information and is offered to pre-order HERE.
Album launch events are confirmed for March third at The Parish in Huddersfield and March 4th at The Camden Meeting in London.
Additionally, the band have simply secured the primary help slot on The Southall Lawless Stage of The Name Of The Wild Competition on Could 27th. Extra dates throughout the nation are being added.
“If Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac received collectively in a sweaty membership with Johnny Thunders, they might in all probability sound like The Digressions. So, rock ‘n’ roll is much from useless tonight.” Vive Le Rock
Wealthy Ragany And The Digressions are:
Wealthy Ragany, – vocals/guitar/drums,
Gaff, – lead guitar,
Equipment Swing, – guitar/vocals,
Andy Brook, – keyboards/vocals/guitar,
Ricky McGuire, – bass,
Simon Maxwell, – drums/percussion,
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