The Hanging Stars

The Hanging Stars

The Hanging Stars rör sig i ett musikaliskt landskap av tidig folkpop a la The Byrds med stänk av country, psykedelika och skön stämsång. Beachwoods Sparks skulle också kunna fungera som jämförelse. Ett kosmiskt country folk band med andra ord. En blandning av pastoral engelsk folkmusik och americana. En gemytlig kombination av Kaliforniens soldränkta öknar och norra Londons gråa skyar. För The Hanging Stars är ett band med England som hemadress. Och i höst är The Hanging Stars med svenska sångaren och låtskrivare Richard Olson äntligen på väg till Skandinavien!

London-based folk-psych-country band The Hanging Stars recently released their fourth studio album, ‘Hollow Heart'. Carrying on their exploration of transatlantic psychedelic folk and cosmic country, ‘A New Kind of Sky' blends twelve-string, harmony-laden lullabies with soft rock anthems to create their own version of bucolic folk-rock. As well as the band's signature wistful pastoral escapism, there are lyrical concerns about the recent past; the systematic division of people, values, facts and humanity in The West in general – and the UK in particular.

The Hanging Stars released their debut album ‘Over the Silvery Lake' to critical album in 2016 and the two follow ups ‘Songs For Somewhere Else' (2017) and *A New Kind Of Sky (2020) were equally warmly received, with David Cowling of AUK saying: "The Hanging Stars are carving out a nice niche for themselves. They sit somewhere between the Broken Family Band and the Rockingbirds with a dash of psychedelic hot sauce. At their most esoteric they are able to combine traditional Country sounds with something a little less traditional… This is a record full of warmth that delivers on the promise of their debut: the Hanging Stars are starting to shine brightly".

The Hanging Stars comprise songwriter, singer and guitarist Richard Olson, Sam Ferman on bass, Paulie Cobra on drums, Patrick Ralla on guitars, keys and vocals, and renowned pedal steel player Joe Harvey-Whyte.



Av The Times

"classic 60's cosmic fare"


"The album exhibits a newfound, confident composure - like Teenage Fanclub, they're more than the sum of their parts"



Konserter The Hanging Stars Sweden Tour

2022-11-08Folk å Rock, MalmöFörköp
2022-11-09Kulturkvarteret, KristianstadFörköp
2022-11-10Melody Box, StockholmFörköp
2022-11-11Tryckhallen, FalkenbergFörköp
2022-11-12Pustervik, GöteborgFörköp


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