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Sweet Billy Pilgrim launch new video ahead of UK Tour

By Kscope on September 1, 2015 in Bruce Soord, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Tour, Video
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KSCOPE-SITE-NEWS-THUMBNAIL-2015Sweet Billy Pilgrim have unveiled a dramatic short film for ‘Slingshot Grin’, taken from the highly acclaimed album Motorcade Amnesiacs. The band head out on tour this week, with Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief) and Chris T-T in support.

Directed by acclaimed TV and film director Julian Simpson, and featuring a host of British TV talent including Indira Varma (Game of Thrones/Luther), Don Gilet (Eastenders/Holby City), Tracy Whitwell (Casualty), Nicola Stephenson (Safe House) and Colin Tierney (Silent Witness), alongside Sweet Billy Pilgrim’s very own Tim Elsenburg and Jana Carpenter, the video explores fractured relationships as the heartfelt song builds from bluesy declamations to a euphoric fanfare of horns and strings.

Watch on YouTube / Vimeo

Tour Dates

‘Slingshot Grin’ is the latest single to be taken from Motorcade Amnesiacs released earlier this year to rave reviews across the board:

“A wonderful band…” ★★★★ Independent on Sunday

“…this new, equally brilliant album…” ★★★★ Sunday Times

“There are impressive moments aplenty from raffish swagger to the epic and soulful” ★★★★ Daily Mirror

“…it maintains the high standards set by Mercury-nominated Twice Born Men and ravishing Crown & Treaty….” ★★★★ The Sun

“Everything that made their past albums so engaging – the lopsided melodies, frontman Tim Elsenburg’s anguished drawl, those lazy Bacharach-style brass fills – is still here, but harnessed to better songs… ‘Motorcade Amnesiacs’ might just be the album to drag Sweet Billy Pilgrim out of cult obscurity the into the great wide world” ★★★★ Q Magazine

“…bouncing all over the map from synth pop to clanking blues, reeking of quality and daring to dream “ ★★★★
Mail on Sunday

“…celebrates the restorative power of music itself.” ★★★★ Classic Rock