Billy the Kid is set to release her first single on Xtra Mile recordings, ‘Back To You’ on 30 June 2014, which is taken from her new album, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades.
Canadian songwriter Billy the Kid will release her fourth album in September 2014 worldwide via Xtra Mile Recordings and it can be pre-ordered here. The album was produced by Frank Turner, who also plays on the record alongside The Sleeping Souls drummer Nigel Powell.
Listen to the single, 'Back To You', here.
For more on the recording of the album, this exclusive video has interviews with Billy and Frank, and snippets of studio performances.
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades showcases Billy's tender laments, tied up in beyond-her-years’ experience and the ever-present signature of hope. Recorded in London with bare bones arrangements, it allows Billy's natural storytelling and lithe voice to guide the listener through her world and her life.
Billy is also set to tour UK and Europe in May and June with Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan and labelmate and fellow Canadian, Northcote. Tour dates are:
Chuck Ragan - Overseas Till Midnight 2014
with special guests Northcote & Billy the Kid
27 Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Basement
28 Bristol, UK @ Thekla
29 London, UK @ The Garage
30 Hunxe, Germany @ Ruhrpott Rodeo Festival
31 Erfurt, Germany @ Centrum
01 Nurnberg, Germany @ Hirsch
03 Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Colos-saal
04 Munich, Germany @ Theaterfabrik
05 Wien, Austria @ Arena
06 Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
07 Berlin, Germany @ SO36
09 Utrecht, Netherlands @ de Helling
10 Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
12 Milan, Italy @ Live Forum
14 Saarwellingen, Germany @ RockCamp Festival
15 Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
17 Osnabruck, Germany @ Rosenhof
18 Dresden, Germany @ Scheune *
19 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schachthof *
24 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
25 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
26 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell
* w/Dave Hause