RIYL: The Byrds, Jayhawks, Teenage Fanclub, Beachwood Sparks, The Hanging Stars

Label: Sunstone Records

Soulful psychedelic country-rock for the win!   Think Teenage Fanclub with a couple of Jayhawks-fellas playing a fictional non-released The Byrds album that was recorded inbeetween The Notorious Byrds Brothers and Sweetheart of the Rodeo, and you’re pretty close to what Kontiki Suite has managed to come up with!

“The Greatest Show On Earth” is the 2nd LP from these English fellas, and it’s a completely stunning effort on all ends. Soulful country-rock delivered straight from the heart, cleverly arranged and perfectly excecuted. To be honest I’m pretty amazed by the togetherness of this album, all killer no filler!

Given the quality of this release and the scarce quantities pressed, I suspect this will be a highly collectible LP once it’s sold out. About half of these are gone already (pre-orders opened yesterday..), so it’s pretty safe to say that this is imminent. I suggest you get yer clickin on asap!

Big up to the always awesome Sunstone Records for bringing this gem to the turntable!


The Details


Sunstone Records are proud to present a limited vinyl press of the second album ‘The Greatest Show on Earth‘ by our favourite, North Lakes troubadours Kontiki Suite.

After initially approaching the band as fans this is the realisation of something incredibly special - their 2012 debut ‘On Sunset Lake’ was and still is a favourite and to be involved in the follow up is a majestic feeling – musically and lyrically it feels like a follow up to the debut with
added colour and swagger: think Byrds / Emitt Rhodes / Brewer and Shipley / Beachwood Sparks / Teenage Fanclub

The LP will be housed in a wonderful Luke Insect designed gatefold with a free digital download. This is the sound of deep Northern England and the bands love of melody, harmony, country rock and psychedelia takes us to the next level of their trip. Pre-order it now

Price $26

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