Wednesday, 7 March 2018

UK duo Waiting For Wednesday to release new 4 track EP ROUTES on March 9


Feisty female duo with sweet and husky voices harmonise distinctively in their stirring songs on living, loving and losing.  Influenced by the likes of Joni, Janis and Emmylou, they write stories in the folk tradition and play them with a rock passion and country twang.
Self-releasing comeback EP ROUTES out March 9th

Release Date: 9 March 2018
Label: Waiting For Wednesday
Total Length: 15:24
Genres: Country
Available on Amazon UK & iTunes

Pre-order a CD/ Printed card sleeve EP(£5) or the digital album (£3.49) on Bandcamp

3 CD Bundle: All of their recordings so far on Routes, Girls Don't Play Guitar and When We Were Seventeen CDs.


Preview track 1 Cast Aside



Genre: Country/Folk/Blues/Americana/Singer Songwriter
Band Members: Laura Shackleton and Anna Watkins
Home Town: Bradford
Record Label: Self Released
All songs written and performed by Waiting For Wednesday.
Waiting For Wednesday are Laura Shackleton and Anna Watkins.
The EP Routes was recorded, mixed and mastered at The Big Sound Laboratory by George Quinn and Nick Cragg.
Guitars - George Quinn. Bass & Percussion - Nick Cragg. Drums - Will Long. Trombone - David Birbeck (aka Trombone Dave). Mastered by George Oliver at Homefire Studios. Photograph by Terry Roberts. Artwork by Paul Barker.

In their words:
This Aint Your Fight’ is our favourite track from upcoming EP Routes. It’s a country/blues song written as if trying to inspire a woman to escape an abusive partner, but hopefully it can apply and help to give anyone in an unhappy relationship some strength. We hope you’ll enjoy it if you like soulful female led folk, Americana or singer songwriter music from artists like First Aid Kit and Tegan and Sara.


Waiting For Wednesday have played hundreds of gigs across their native Yorkshire on their seven year journey together; captivating crowds at local festivals Saltaire and Beat-Herder, venues Oporto and Belgrave of Leeds and the Hebden Bridge Trades Club - all the way to the bars of Ireland including the famous Matt Molloy’s.  An early On’t Sofa session introduced them to a wider audience on Youtube, and they continue to receive support from BBC Introducing for songs on their self-released records the 9 track Indie/Alt set GIRLS DON’T PLAY GUITAR (Released 21 March 2014 Amazon UK), the 7-tracker ‘WHEN WE WERE SEVENTEEN’ (released 15 Aug 2015 Amazon UK) and the forthcoming ‘ROUTES’ EP (Out March 9th).
Published on Nov 29, 2013: Waiting For Wednesday - Girl You Don't Love (Original) - Ont' Sofa Prime Studios Sessions:

On Routes, Laura Shackleton explains “this is our first set of recordings since taking a break to have children, but these are actually some of our oldest songs. We once again enlisted some friends to help flesh them out with full band arrangements, so love the fact the tracks reflect both our roots as a song writing duo and the new direction we’re heading in”.

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As a pair, they’ve already shared stages with a range of acclaimed singer songwriters including Billie Marten, JP Cooper and the Lost Brothers, as well as experienced playing support to folk legends like Fotheringay, We Banjo 3 and Mozaik to large new crowds. Now with a rehearsed full band lineup at the ready, alongside their tested acoustic guitar and vocal harmony partnership, Waiting For Wednesday are looking to introduce themselves to as many fans of soulful country, blues and Americana as possible in 2018.
Live Dates:
Thursday, March 8th, 2018 - Al's Dime Bar, Bradford (Website; 10, North Parade, BD1 3HT) International Womens Day International celebration, with Felka and Hayley Gaftarnick and Lynsey Cawthra! – Facebook Event
Sunday, April 1st, 2018 - Parkside Social Club, Haworth (Website; The Institute, Butt Lane, BD22 8QJ)
Friday, April 6th, 2018 - 9:00 PM The Brown Cow, Bingley (Website; Ireland Bridge, BD16 2QX)
Friday, April 13th, 2018 - 7:00 PM The Underground, Bradford (Website; 9 Duke Street, West Yorkshire BD1 3QR)
Friday, April 20th, 2018 - 8:00 PM The Exchange, Keighley (The Exchange, Russell Street, West Yorkshire BD21 2LE) supporting Laurel Canyon Union £4 Event - Facebook - Event
Saturday 2 June 2018 - Dog & Gun, Bradford (Harrogate Road BD10 0LT) Event
Sunday 10 June 2018 - Brewery Tap, Bradford (Website; Idle, Bradford, ​BD10 9QE)
Sunday 19 August 2018 - Blues Bar, Harrogate (Website; 4 Montpellier Parade HG1 2TJ) Full Band Show Event

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