Guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor will release her new album, “Lose Control”, on Friday 9th October 2015 on her independent boutique label Tis Rock Music – her first studio album since her critically acclaimed 2011 debut, “Like No Other”.  The first single, “Take The Power”, is released on Monday September 28th, and is accompanied by a promo video filmed on location in Edinburgh, produced by Sine Wave Media and directed by Richard Weston.

 

Chantel returns with a vengeance with ten new songs that not only salutes contemporary rock, but shows her gradual transition from conventional Blues to a harder, bigger and bolder rock sound with progressive influences.   The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Livingstone Brown’s studio in Brixton.  Livingstone Brown, (Ed Sheeran, Bryan Ferry, Robin Trower), played the majority of the bass on the album, with Chantel playing small parts, with Keith McPartling on drums.

 

“I’m keen on Southern Gothic literature, artwork and media,” says Chantel. “I wanted to create an album that reflected the imagery and themes of that genre. I drew inspiration from the TV shows True Detective and True Blood and studied the literary works of Tennessee Williams, Carson McMullers and Mark Twain. “I also surrounded myself with imagery from artists and photographers such as Walker Evans and Clarence John Laughlin, all to immerse myself in the sinister, dark world of depravation, magic and voodoo, writing most of the songs from the perspective of the disturbed flawed characters.”

CHANTEL MCGREGOR – 2015 UK TOUR DATES

 

 

Sheffield, Greystones                                         Wednesday October 21

Edinburgh, The Caves                                          Thursday October 22

Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy                                       Friday October 23

Carlisle, The Venue                                             Saturday October 24

Salisbury, Arts Centre                                         Monday October 25

Exeter, Phoenix                                                   Tuesday October 27

Bridport Arts Centre                                          Wednesday October 28

Brighton, Komedia                                              Thursday October 29

Lincoln, Engine Shed                                           Saturday October  31

Ripley, Town Hall                                                 Saturday December 12

Newcastle, The Cluny                                         Sunday December 13

Morecambe, The Platform                                Monday December 14

Leeds, The Brudenell                                          Tuesday December 15

Bristol, The Tunnels                                             Wednesday December 16

Derby, The Flowerpot                                        Thursday December 17

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