‘Let Me Off At The Bottom’ is the third album from Glasgow’s Daniel Meade and continues to build on the excellent work of its predecessors.
This is music with heart, soul and a real pop sensibility, wry and honest in equal measure
New album 'Let Me Off At The Bottom' features 11 new Meade originals. It is the first record he has made with The Flying Mules and the hundreds of gigs they have notched up over the last couple of years really comes across in this collection. The Flying Mules are made up of Lloyd Reid on electric guitar, Mark Ferrie on double bass and Thomas Sutherland on the drums. The album was recorded live (for the most part) at the legendary CaVa Studios in Glasgow and mixed by Morgan Jahnig over in Tennessee.
This album looks to both the past and future at once and features songs that draw on a widely varying influence and subject matter. Depression, prescriptions, limerence, and even a shotgun wedding are all here (amongst others), a mixed bag made coherent by The Flying Mules road-honed sound.
Following his debut album ‘As Good As Bad Can Be’ (2013) and 2014’s ‘Keep Right Away’ 2015 saw Meade and The Mules complete two successful headline UK Tours, a sell out nationwide tour opening for Pokey LaFarge and once again being invited to perform live on the BBC as part of the highly successful 'BBC at The Quay' sessions in Glasgow. Meade also undertook a two week solo stint in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium opening for and backing Diana Jones. As a result, he and long-term guitarist Lloyd Reid were invited back to the EU for a string of their own dates at the end of August, which were a great success and already there are more EU shows confirmed for 2016/17. Daniel and the band finished off the year on a high, supporting Scottish music royalty The Proclaimers.
Having struck a deal with label At The Helm Records to release new album 'Let Me Off At The Bottom' (May 27th 2016) things continue to move in the right direction. With a proactive publisher and ever growing fan base, 2016 promises to be a great year, with slots already booked at 'Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival,' 'Maverick Festival', 'Eden Festival' and 'Americana Festival 2016' amongst others, and a solo UK tour in April, once again in support of Diana Jones.
Press for ‘Keep Right Away’
‘…the sound of highly skilled musicians having as much fun in the studio as those of us fortunate enough to be on the other side of the speakers' 4/5 -R2 MAGAZINE
‘The result is an untrammelled success, with Meade delivering 13 songs that draw deep from the well of traditional American acoustic roots music, with honky-tonk, sad waltzes, string band stomps, and rockabilly all featured. -NO DEPRESSION
1. Back To Hell (2:50)
2. There’s A Headstone Where Her Heart Used To Be (3:19)
3. Ghosts And Crocodiles (2:54)
4. He Should’ve Been Mine (2:59)
5. Let Me Off At The Bottom (2:43)
6. Poison Dart (3:35)
7. Please Louise (2:55)
8. Lock Up Your Daughter (2:32)
9. Leave Me To Bleed (3:21)
10. Count The Roses (2:58)
11. The Bottle Called For Me (3:38)