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Chantel McGregor goes gothic on album No.2

Lose Control explores “depravity, magic and voodoo” - and arrives during UK tour

Chantel McGregor will release her second album, Lose Control, on October 9, she’s confirmed.

The follow-up to 2011 debut Like No Other appears via her boutique label Tis Rock Music and includes 10 tracks that focuses on her interest in Southern Gothic culture.

McGregor says: “I wanted to create an album that reflected the imagery and themes of that genre. I drew inspiration from the TV shows True Detective and True Blood, and I studied Tennessee Williams, Carson Mullers and Mark Twain. 

“I surrounded myself with imagery from Walker Evans and Clarence John Laughlin – all to immerse myself in the sinister, dark world of depravity, magic and voodoo, writing most of the songs from the perspective of disturbed, flawed characters.”

Lose Control is available for pre-order now. McGregor and her band return to the UK starting later this month:

Aug 15: Worthing Pier South Pavilion
Aug 28: Billericay New Crawdaddy Club
Sep 11: Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge
Sep 12: Newark Blues Festival
Sep 17: London 100 Club
Sep 20: Whitby Pavilion Theatre
Sep 24: Stockton Arc
Sep 25: Louth Riverhead Theatre
Sep 26: Wrexham Central Station
Oct 01: Birmingham Temple
Oct 02: Ruislip Tropic
Oct 09: Halifax Playhouse
Oct 10: Southport Atkinson Blues Festival
Oct 16: Doncaster Dome
Oct 17: Retford Elms
Oct 21: Sheffield Greystones
Oct 22: Edinburgh Caves
Oct 23: Glasgow Nice n’Sleazy
Oct 24: Carlisle Venue
Oct 26: Salisbury Arts Centre
Oct 27: Exeter Phoenix
Oct 28: Bridport Arts Centre
Oct 29: Brighton Komedia
Oct 31: Lincoln Engine Shed

Tracklist

01. Take The Power
02. Your Fever
03. Burn Your Anger
04. Anaesthetize
05. Southern Belle
06. Lose Control
07. Home
08. Killing Time
09. Eternal Dream
10. Walk On Land

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