[Cover photo credit Summer Luu]

The Portland, Oregon based Country-Soul group The Delines will release their third studio album, The Sea Drift, on vinyl on June 24, 2022 via their new American label home Jealous Butcher Records. The cinematic 11-track album stems from the musical collaboration of Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine) and Amy Boone (The Damnations). They’ve recently released their video for “Surfers In Twilight” from the new album.

Filmed at Bocce studio, everything is stripped away but the musicians and their instruments. Vlautin, The Deline’s songwriter comments:

Amy and I cut this live in the studio. At that time we had been listening to a lot of spaghetti western records, and this is what came of it. Her vocals on this one just kill me. It’s the story of a woman in a coastal town getting off work and walking down the street to see her husband thrown against a wall and handcuffed by the police. She doesn’t know what he’s done, but in her heart she knows he’s done something.

The Delines will head out on a European tour in April then will play a hometown Vinyl Release Show in Portland, OR in June before heading back to Europe in July for another run of dates.

THE DELINES ON TOUR
April 19 Oslo (Asker), NO – Kulturhus
April 20 Stockholm, SE –  Obaren
April 21 Goteborg, SE – Pustervik
April 22 Malmo, SE – Folk a Rock
April 23 Odense, DK – Dexter
April 24 Copenhagen, DK – Stairway
April 25 Hamburg, DE – Nochtspieiler
April 26 Oberhausen, DE – Zentrum Altenberg 
April 27 Hamont-Achel, BE –  Aha
April 28 Venlo, NL –  Grenswerk
April 29 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord
April 30 Belfast – Ulster Sports Club 
May 1 Kilkenny – Kilkenny Roots Fest   (sold out)
May 2 Dublin – Liberty Theatre  
May 3 London – Union Chapel  (sold out)
May 4 Glasgow – St Lukes
May 5 Nottingham – Metronome  (sold out)
May 6 Liverpool – Arts Club
May 7 London – Rough Trade in-store concert 
May 8 Leuven, BE – 30CC
 
BOOK TOUR (Willy Vlautin)
9 May – Forum Books event at Gosforth Civic. Chair: Kathryn Williams
10 May – Waterstones HQ, London with The Candid Book Club
11 May – R&R Book Club, Walthamstow Trades Club. Chair TBC
 
June 30th Portland, Oregon Mississippi Studios – VINYL RELEASE SHOW
 
July 5 Utrecht, NL – TivoliVredenburg
July 6 Nigmegen, NL – Lux
July 8 Oxford – St Barnabas 
July 9 Isle of Wight – Rhythmtree Festival
July 10 Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
July 11 Brighton – Old Market
July 12 Bristol – The Fleece
July 13 Pocklington – Arts Centre
July 14 Newcastle – Gosforth Civic
July 16 Sheffield – Upper Chapel
July 17 Bury – The Met
July 18 Twyford – St Mary’s Church 
July 19 Norwich – Arts Centre 
 
Nov 2 – Brussels, BE – AB Club 
Nov 3 – Wageningen, NL – Theater Junushoff
Nov 4 – Gronigen, NL – Take Root preshow
Nov 11 London – Alexandra Palace Theatre