We wrote briefly back in May about Howling At Nothing, an EP from Nathaniel Rateliff and his band The Night Sweats on Stax/Caroline International. The record was what we described as:
“mid-barroom, drunk-but-honest proclamations when compared to [his solo work]… challenging whatever fear or sadness or regret is lurking in the dark corners of the world with a clear-eyed, defiant joy”
I’m not 100% sure of the exact details but it seems Howling At Nothing only got a European (UK?) release, and Rateliff has gone ahead and put a whole self-titled album together instead. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats doesn’t drop until next week but they have released a few videos to rope you in. Watch below, and witness the miracle of live-show energy being caught on record.
The album will be released on the 21st August via Stax / Caroline. Stay tuned for a full review.
P.S. The band will be heading out on tour this autumn:
September 30th – Bristol – The Fleece
October 1st – Glasgow – Stereo
October 2nd – Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall
October 16th – Brighton – Patterns
October 19th – London – Village Underground
October 20th – Manchester – The Ruby Lounge
October 21st – Dublin – The Workman’s Club
Photograph by Malia James