Jamie N Commons, the UK singer/songwriter who was nominated for the BBC Sound Poll of 2012 for his first UK release The Baron EP, will release his U.S. debut Rumble And Sway EP digitally March 5th (March 12th physical) on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. The EP is available for pre-order now on iTunes.
Produced by Alex Da Kid (Dr. Dre, Eminem, Nicki Minaj), Eg White (Florence + the Machine, Adele) and Eliot James (The Futureheads, Bloc Party) the track listing for Rumble And Sway EP is “Rumble And Sway,” “Wash Me In The Water,” “Worth Your While,” John Hiatt’s “ Have A Little Faith,” “Caroline (early demo),” and “The Preacher.”
Jamie also sees his song “Lead Me Home” featured in the AMC network promo for season 3 of The Walking Dead which premiered February 10th to record viewership.
Born in Bristol but raised in Chicago, Commons accompanied his music-obsessed father to Allman Brothers Band and Neil Young concerts when he was a little kid. At 10, the back-to-back releases of Moby’s gospel-infused Play and the Americana-tinged O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack prompted Commons to delve more deeply into the roots of rock music. By the time he was 15; Commons had scored his own guitar and started teaching himself to play. “I learned guitar the way most people do—just sitting in my bedroom for hours, copying Jimi Hendrix riffs,” he recalls. “After a while I was coming up with my own riffs, which probably sounded exactly like Jimi Hendrix at first but eventually took on their own sound.”). Newly signed to Alex’s KIDinaKORNER , a label under Interscope Records that is also home to Imagine Dragons and Skylar Grey, Commons is gearing up to release an EP and full-length album that wield heady beats and boldly inventive grooves to create an entirely fresh style of blues-drenched rock.
Jamie will make his US debut with shows in New York and Los Angeles in early March.
March 4 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
March 6 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy – opening for Frank Turner
Jamie will support fellow UK songwriter Lianne La Havas on her North American tour. Tickets available now:
March 17 Dallas, TX HOB Cambridge Room
March 19 Los Angeles, CA El Rey – just added
March 20 Los Angeles, CA El Rey – SOLD OUT
March 22 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
March 24 Seattle, WA Crocodile
March 25 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
March 26 Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre
March 29 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
March 31 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
April 1 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
April 2 Detroit, MI The Magic Bag
April 4 Toronto, ON Opera House
April 5 Montreal, QC Corona Theater
April 6 Boston, MA The Sinclair
April 7 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
April 9 New York, NY Webster Hall
April 12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
April 13 Columbus, GA The Loft
April 14 Nashville, TN 3rd and Lindsley