Mo Kenney in the UK

The Line of Best Fit: Mo Kenney dazzles on “Out The Window”

By The Line of Best Fit

Photo: Matt Williams

Photo: Matt Williams

Juno-nominated singer/songwriter Mo Kenney has dropped the cathartic “Out The Window” as she gears up for UK shows this coming weekend at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival.

The song was written when 26-year-old Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-born Kenney was in a reflective mood. “A lot of things I’d been avoiding dealing with came to a head and I needed to get it down on paper,” she tells us. “I was doing a lot of drinking/ avoiding feelings, and as a result it was impacting all of my personal relationships negatively. Good times!”

Kenney’s third album The Details follows her self titled debut from 2012, and 2014’s In My Dreams and is set for a release in the UK later this year.

Kenney plays three shows in Brighton this week – at the Marlborough Pub and Theatre (18 May), Green Door Store (19 May) and The Brighthelm Centre (20 May).

Gigslutz: Mo Kenney’s New Track – ‘Unglued’

By Melody Johns, Gigslutz

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Canadian songwriter Mo Kenney returns to our headphones with her upcoming new single, ‘Unglued’. This is the first single to be taken from her much anticipated new album The Details, which is due for release later this year. A catchy little track, ‘Unglued’ is one of those songs that you can’t help but bop your head along to.

With her dreamy vocals and daring lyrics – “everybody said that you’d leave me for dead” – Kenney could easily be likened to the early sounds of another courageously talented Canadian artist known as Tegan and Sara.

‘Unglued’ is a wonderfully composed track, with the offbeat drum riff and rising bass scales giving the track a solid foundation for Mo’s vocals to stand upon. The guitar solo towards the end of the track gives us a nice bluesy twist to the vocal melodies we hear throughout, making us certain that Kenney is a definite one to watch this year!

‘Unglued’ is out 26 May. Catch Mo Kenney at one of a string of live UK dates:

8-20th May – GREAT ESCAPE Festival, Brighton
Sunday 21st May – Shepley Festival
Tuesday 23rd May – The Castle, Manchester
Wednesday 24th May – The Islington, London
Friday 26th & Saturday 27th May – Ireby Festival
Wednesday 31st May – The Mash House, Edinburgh
Thursday 1st June – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Friday 2nd June – Louisiana, Bristol
Saturday 3rd June – Acoustic Festival of Great Britain

Building our own Nashville: Mo Kenney New Single, May/June UK Tour Dates

By Building our own Nashville

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Her insightful and occasionally lacerating lyrics, her tunefulness and her finger-picking guitar perhaps place her in a bracket with the very British. Laura Marling – Fatea

Known for her smooth vocals and fearless lyrics, Canadian songwriter Mo Kenney is excited to announce the release of her new single UNGLUED (May 26th); the first track to be taken from her eagerly awaited new album THE DETAILS, due for release later this year. Mo is excited to return to the UK this May for a string of live dates, including the GREAT ESCAPE and London headline show at THE ISLINGTON May 24th 2017.

“It’s been a while, but I’ve got a new record coming out. Took my time writing it and I’m excited to share it with the UK!” Mo Kenney.

Mo’s Juno nominated second album In My Dreams (produced by Joel Plaskett) helped present an artist who has grown in every facet of her craft. Already recognised for her mix of folk and pop genres at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and East Coast Music Awards, Kenney is excited to share her new mix of Pop, Rock and Folk with UK audiences.

“Folk, pop, scuzzy rock – she is clearly poised and ready to pounce.” Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times

MO KENNEY 2017 UK TOUR
For ticket links click here.

18-20th May
GREAT ESCAPE Festival, Brighton
http://www.greatescapefestival.com

Sunday 21st May
Shepley Festival
http://www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk

Tuesday 23rd May
The Castle, Manchester
http://www.thecastlehotel.info

Wednesday 24th May
The Islington, London
http://www.theislington.com

Friday 26th & Saturday 27th May
Ireby Festival
http://www.irebyfestival.co.uk

Wednesday 31st May
The Mash House, Edinburgh
http://www.themashhouse.co.uk

Thursday 1st June
King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
http://www.kingtuts.co.uk

Friday 2nd June
Louisiana, Bristol
http://www.thelouisiana.net

Saturday 3rd June
Acoustic Festival of Great Britain
http://www.acousticfestival.co.uk