What a year this has been for Rennie and Brett Sparks.  Before Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson starred in one of the most exciting and talked-about TV series of recent memory (all-time ? of course not, that’s still Buffy), The Handsome Family were strong, personal favourites for plenty of people; but now they’re household names.

The use of ‘Far From Any Road’, (from 2003’s ‘Singing Bones’), as the theme tune to the first series of ‘True Detective’, has launched the duo in a way that all that Americana-related coverage in the late nineties/early noughties never quite managed.

As a result, we’re going to be welcoming them back this way in March next year for a string of dates in the UK and Ireland where they’ll no doubt be maxing out on the “strange hunger” and “silent sands” of that now theme song.  I am sure we can look forward to some of the fantastic tales of last year’s ‘Wilderness’ and many more gems from their weird and wonderful back catalogue.  Book your tickets NOW.

UK/IRELAND TOUR – MARCH 2015
 
06        LONDON, St Giles In The Fields
09        STIRLING, Tolbooth
10        EDINBURGH, Pleasance Theatre
11        GLASGOW, St Andrews In The Square
13        BRISTOL, St Georges
15        GATESHEAD, Old Town Hall
16        LEEDS, Irish Centre
17        READING, Sub 89
18        SHEFFIELD, Memorial Hall
20        LIVERPOOL, The Leaf
21        MANCHESTER, The Martin Harris Centre
22        CARDIFF, Globe
23        NORWICH, Arts Centre
25        BELFAST, Empire Music Hall
26        LIMERICK, Dolans
27        DUBLIN, Whelans
28        CORK, Crane Lane Theatre*
29        CORK, Crane Lane Theatre*
*Tickets from Plugd Records, Cork +353 (0)21 427 6300