Welsh indie-roots band Rusty Shackle have been tearing up stages around the world since 2010. Brandishing their distinct folk-roots sound and armed with an electrifying mix of rampant fiddle, scorching electric guitars, pounding drums, searing trumpet and banjo, the band have built up a devoted fan base with their captivating live shows. Constantly evolving their sound, the band have released three albums over the last few years, each reaching the top 3 in the iTunes ‘Alternative Folk/Singer Songwriter’ charts. The songs are steeped in honest emotion and storytelling and are born from the fires of Bruce Springsteen, Seth Lakeman, infused with the raw energy of Jack White and creativity of Tom Waits and mix it with everything in between.
2016 sees the release of Rusty Shackle’s third album Dusk. The album title symbolises the sonic imagery conjured up in the songs: A crackling mixture of dark and light tunes, bound up with lyrics based in storytelling. This album marks an evolution in sound for the band, introducing a roots-rock edginess to their trademark melodies and hooks. A fresh and gritty take on folk/roots is born. The first single When The Morning Comes reached number 3 in the “Alternative Folk/Singer Songwriter” iTunes chart and number 80 in the overall iTunes chart upon its release.
The album will be released on 25th March and the band are touring the UK in support of it, before heading off for a summer full of festivals in the UK and Europe.
Rusty Shackle have toured extensively around the UK, Europe and USA and are mainstays on the festival circuit. They deliver excitement every time they step onstage and give everything they have to steal your heart with their music.
‘When The Morning Comes’ – official video: