Following the exciting announcement of their album launch show at The Kings Head on July 11th, to continue the celebrations, Ida Mae will be coming to Vinilo in Southampton on July 3rd as part of their UK Record Store tour in the run-up to the release of their debut album, Chasing Lights, in July.
Chasing Lights was helped to become the masterpiece it is with the guidance of legendary producer Ethan Johns (Ray LaMontagne, Laura Marling, Kings of Leon). The duo’s natural chemistry proved to be an ideal fit for Johns’ minimalist approach to production. “Ethan records live and very quickly,” explains Chris. “He loves the naïve discovery of early takes. It could be terrifying at times, but we always trusted his judgment.”
Blending elements of vintage Delta blues and gritty rock and roll with boldly modern arrangements and fearless punk swagger, ‘Chasing Lights’ captures Ida Mae in its purest form. From the pulsating ‘Higher Than Light’ to the Beat poet-inspired ‘My Girl Is A Heartbreak’, ‘Chasing Lights’ is an impressive eclectic debut. Singing together, the couple has an unusual ‘which-is-which’ dynamic.
Chris and Stephanie will also play a string of UK festivals this summer including the Black Deer Festival and Larmer Tree Festival. As well as supporting Josh Ritter on his UK tour. For more information on how you can get tickets please visit their website which can be found below.