The new self-titled Rachel Harrington & The Knockouts album is released in the UK tomorrow, and follows her widely acclaimed trio of solo albums, The Bootlegger’s Daughter (2007), City Of Refuge (2008) and Celilo Falls (2011).
At first we were a little unsure what to expect, but we needn’t have worried. The songs rattle along, ten in just over 30 minutes, but first and foremost this is an album of pure, unbridled honky-tonk Country music. Sure there are some echoes of garage rock, some soul leanings and a smattering of Phil Spector-ish doo-wop, but at its heart this is pure Country and all the better for it.
Have a listen to a couple of our favourite tracks.