Nashville quartet Judah & The Lion are to release their huge US single ‘Take It All Back’ in the UK, with the track impacting at radio on November 10. A massive hit Stateside, ‘Take It All Back’ spent 3 weeks at #1 on the Alternative Chart and was recently certified Gold (500k sales). Judah & The Lion have performed the track on The Late Late Show With James Corden, CONAN, Good Morning America and this week were the half-time performers at the Denver Broncos NFL game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
‘Take It All Back’ and current US single ‘Suit And Jacket’ – currently #7 in the Alternative Chart and rising and will be given its TV debut performance by the band on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Sept 21 – are taken from Judah & The Lion’s US hit album ‘Folk Hop & Roll’, which gets a UK release on October 27 ahead of the band’s UK tour dates supporting Kaleo.
Judah & The Lion’s success has been built on their incredible live shows, and 2017 has seen them embark on high-profile US tours with Twenty One Pilots, Incubus & Jimmy Eat World. In June they made their debut appearance at New York’s Governor’s Ball playing alongside Chance the Rapper, Beach House and Charlie XCX, and they have performed at other Festivals including Firefly, BottleRock and KROQ’s Weenie Roast. The UK will get a chance to see Judah & The Lion’s incendiary live show in the autumn when they tour Europe with Kaleo, including a show at London’s Roundhouse on November 1st.
With over 30 million Spotify streams, ‘Folk Hop & Roll’ has seen Judah & The Lion breakthrough from the alt-folk scene to the US mainstream. Theirs is a wide-ranging sound, with fuzz bass, hip-hop percussion, distorted banjo riffs, and super-sized melodies all stirred into the same mixing pot. The album was produced by award winner Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton), whose intention was to fuel the album with the same electricity that fills the band’s live show. Judah & The Lion’s commitment to chasing down their dreams, one encore at a time, also fuels the lyrics that appear on ‘Folk Hop N Roll’, a record whose songs spin stories of struggle, triumph, and all points in between.
Watch the Music Video for Take It All Back below:
“Jaunty alt-folk abetted by heavy beats, fuzzed-out synths and gigantic choruses… Rather than stowing their banjos and mandolins completely, the group incorporated drum machines, overdriven guitars and laser-like synths to create a hybrid unlike anything else going.” Rolling Stone
“By incorporating traditional folk instruments like mandolin and banjo with hip hop and synthesizers, Judah & The Lion have created a formidable piece of work.” Paste
“…purposefully looking to defy any ideas of genre — the best way I can think to describe this band is if The Beastie Boys got really into the banjo. Seriously” USA Today
“’Take It All Back,’ the folk-rock foursome’s rollicking single, currently sits at No.1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs. The unlikely smash hit — all mandolin, banjo, driving percussion and raging chorus — has catapulted the band toward the mainstream.” Billboard
Judah & The Lion European Tour (supporting Kaleo)
Oct 31 Manchester Apollo
Nov 1 London Roundhouse
Nov 2 London Water Rats
Nov 3 Glasgow Barrowlands
Nov 4 Birmingham Academy
Nov 6 Dublin Olympia Theatre
Nov 7 Dublin Olympia Theatre
Nov 9 Antwerp Lotto Arena
Nov 11 Berlin Tempodrom
Nov 12 Copenhagen Vega
Nov 14 Amsterdam AFAS Live
Nov 15 Paris L’Olympia
Nov 17 Offenbach Stadthalle
Nov 18 Vienna Gasometer
Nov 21 Prague Roxy Theatre
Nov 22 Warsaw Progresja Club