“Its songs have perfectly wrought lyrics that say so much with just a few words, and the music moves between Curran’s signature melancholy folk and something close to pop, as on hugely melodic Song On The Radio (despite its banjo backup) and the stirring rocker Never Say Goodbye.” – Now Magazine’s Carla Gillis
Read the full interview here.
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They Promised You Mercy
Blue Rose/Six Shooter CD/DL
Canadian folk queen gently kicks out the jams.
Newfoundlander Amelia Curran has got the seven-album itch. After six largely acoustic albums she’s pulled out an electric guitar and just about decided to rock. No matter what the setting, however, it’s the lyrics that you come to Curran for, and here she displays a new-found acceptance of her own frailty, but also an accompanying defiance, daring all to take on “the queen of the closing bar” at their peril. But for all the horns and strings and guitar solos, folk still underpins her music, and no better than with the delicate beauty of Time, Time. What sets Curran apart is an absence of whimsy, the harsh light of experience driving her songs rather than wispy, idealized fantasy, and that grit ensures this material remains timeless.
– Andy Fyfe
Amelia’s recent release, They Promised You Mercy, is nominated for Roots & Traditional Album of The Year (Solo). Amelia’s last three albums have been nominated for a Juno. She won her first Juno Award in 2010 for her album Hunter, Hunter. This year’s Juno Awards will be taking place in Hamilton, Ontario at FirstOntario Centre on March 15, 2015. Tickets to the event are available HERE
Watch Amelia perform “Time, Time” and “(What So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding” on
National Post’s Session Series.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH
I Am The Night
Never Say Goodbye
Song on The Radio
Coming For You
Amelia takes They Promised You Mercy on the road this fall.
Full tour dates are listed below:
St. JOHN’S, NL: Holy Heart of Mary Theatre, Nov 08 – tickets
HALIFAX, NS: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Nov 12 – tickets
MONTREAL, QC: O Patro Vys, Nov 20 – tickets
OTTAWA, ON: St. Albans Church, Nov 21 – tickets
TORONTO, ON: Harbourfront Centre Nov 22 – tickets
Click HERE to listen to Amelia Curran’s They Promised You Mercy on Exclaim before its November 4th release” Pre-Order: http://store.sixshooterrecords.com