With new album ‘That Sante Fe Channel’ set for release on Friday 10th August, Nashville-based band The Cordovas will be making a stop at Gosforth Civic Theatre in Newcastle this month in what will be their first-ever visit to the North East.
The band includes frontman Joe Firstman (vocals/bass), Lucca Soria (vocals/guitar), Jon Loyd (vocals/keyboard), and Graham Spillman (vocals/drums). Firstman formed the band in 2011 before releasing their full-length self-titled album and a live album in 2012.
Everyone in the band is a lead vocalist as the group is committed to harmonizing, which can clearly be heard in their striking but tender ballad ‘I’m The One Who Needs You Tonight’ from their upcoming record which was produced by two-time Grammy Nominee Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids.
Their sound is decidedly American, wiring new life into older influences with hazy harmonies influenced by Grateful Dead and a blend of California’s country-rock in its heyday.
The simplicity of their music makes them practically unproduced by modern standards with quiet, articulated drums and a steady groove bass. If you were to replace all their instruments with acoustics, there would still be a solid band as the music revolves around the harmony of their voices – it is boldly unadorned as if it were a live performance.
If you’re a fan of American folk-rock bands like Dawes and Little Feat then this is a band you will need to see.
The Cordovas play at Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle on Thursday 5th July with support coming from Jon Wilkins. Tickets, priced at £12.50 in advance, are available to purchase now at gosforthcivictheatre.co.uk.