Texas based singer/songwriter Ryan Hamilton and his band The Traitors are proud to announce an 8 date UK tour in August and promise the shows will be “as close to a drunken rock n roll show in a Texas saloon that folks can get in the UK. Drinks, music, friends. good vibes and good times all around.”
To celebrate the forthcoming tour Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors unveil the official video for infectious single ‘Heavy Heart‘.
The video captures perfectly the contrast of the different kinds of beauty in the UK, filmed in a nature reserve near Ashy De La Zouch, and then capturing great street art in Manchester.
‘Heavy Heart‘ is taken from the new album ‘The Devil’s In The Detail‘ , which is an uplifting and energetic yet sensitive record, that celebrates music and storytelling. The 12 finely crafted songs, clearly represent Ryan Hamilton and The Traitors distinctive mix of melodic pop and rock.
Aside from Ryan the album features UK musicians, including Ginger Wildheart – who handpicked Ryan & The Traitors as his main tour support in 2016 and plays lead guitar on the majority of the tracks. Scottish singer/songwriter Chrissy Barnacle also provides velvety backing vocals and duets on ‘Don’t Say I Told You So‘.
‘The Devil’s In The Detail‘, recorded in Scotland in a “building that’s older than America” with producer Dave Draper, perfectly captures the bands live sound. “It’s the first album I’ve ever made where I haven’t wanted to go back and make changes.” explains Ryan “For me, it’s a wonderful marriage of pop, rock & country. Something really cool happens when you bring my classic rock, hair metal loving British band mates, and my old school country, pop/rock loving Texan self together. It shouldn’t come together as organically as it does, but it works, and we love it.“
Full of melody and charm with no reliance on nostalgia ‘The Devil’s In The Detail‘ is an aural treat and truly deserves a place in your heart.
Finally Ryan wants to say “THANK YOU to the wonderful people who are supporting us. We operate under our own record label, and our own management. We are out there competing with the big boys and doing it all on our own terms. We couldn’t do it without all the incredible folks in the UK behind us, spreading the word. So, really, from my heart: THANK YOU.“
August Heavy Heart UK Tour dates
Thu 17th Bannermans Bar Edinburgh
Fri 18th Think Tank Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne
Sat 19th Brudenell Social Club Leeds
Sun 20th Sound Control Manchester
Tue 22nd Hare & Hounds Kings Heath Birmingham
Wed 23rd The Bodega Nottingham
Thu 24th Thekla Bristol Bristol
Fri 25th Borderline London