'The Memphis Tapes' will be released on September 23.
Flamin' haired country-rocker, Lucie Tiger has announced her forthcoming album, The Memphis Tapes, will be released on September 23. Recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis earlier this year, the album will feature ten songs stripped back and recorded solo acoustically.
Recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, this is my music as you've never heard it before. 10 songs, stripped back and recorded solo acoustic. Out on September 23. Presave now: https://t.co/1m2cQ8CRye#newmusic #sunstudio #thememphistapes pic.twitter.com/dATvBMYQkP— Lucie Tiger (@LucieTigerMusic) September 9, 2022
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The album follows her April 2022 release, Alabama Highway, which features her singles Found My Home, Do Me Right, Midnight Goodbye and Right Next To You. The album reached #14 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart. Her current single, Burn It Down was prompted by events during the pandemic and inspired by Miranda Lambert’s Kerosene.
Tiger said, “The song, Burn It Down, is my message to anyone who wants to tear me down, try to cheat their way forward or think their bad behaviour is okay. If you think you can get away with any of that bad behaviour, you’re gonna have ‘Burn It Down’ Lucie Tiger to contend with!”
Born and raised in the Sydney region, Lucie grew up listening to 1970s rock and Southern artists like The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, The Rolling Stones etc. during long family road trips. She turned those childhood memories into a career, channelling that classic sound with a fresh feel. Her heavy influences include The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as more modern touches of RaeLynn, Jason Isbell and Miranda Lambert.
She released her debut self-titled EP in 2018, Apple Tree in 2019 and Gasoline in 2020. Tracks from the latter have also been played on over 40 Country radio stations in the USA. Tiger tasted success with her acclaimed rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s The Wind Cries Mary, which reached No. 4 on the AMRAP charts. She was later nominated for three Australian Songwriters Association (ASA) awards for ‘Songwriting Excellence’ in 2020.
2021 was a monumental year for Tiger, with her track Gasoline winning the Tamworth Songwriters Association award for ‘Best Country Blues Song’ in January 2021 and her 3 singles reaching the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart – Found My Home #20, Do Me Right #36 and Midnight Goodbye #34.
Tiger’s heading back to the US in October 2022 for the Muscle Shoals Songwriters Festival and to complete her Muscle Shoals album.
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