GREG FLEMING AND BAND RELEASE 'TO HELL WITH THESE STREETS'
Prolific Auckland based songsmith Greg Fleming and band The Working Poor will release their new album To Hell With These Streets on Friday 21st October.
Says Greg - "To Hell With These Streets is produced by myself, Working Poor drummer Wayne Bell and guitarist Andrew Thorne and covers a lot of musical ground - names thrown around in the studio included Rickie Lee Jones, Springsteen, Bailter Space, R L Burnside, Future, Lou Reed, James McMurtry, Vince Staples and Steve Earle - some tracks revisit characters from earlier records - others are more personal - the last track Our Little Gang is an elegy for late actress and friend Sophia Hawthorne.”
The record also draws from Greg’s love of crime and noir fiction.
“I wrote Liquor Store – about a tragic liquor store hold up in West Auckland - after a day spent reading Ben Sander’s Auckland-based crime novels.”
Elsewhere there's acoustic-based narratives, dirty punk blues and noir confessions. It takes place in bars, hotel rooms, liquor stores, street corners, in coffee shops and city docks - often long after the sun's set.
All tracks by Greg Fleming except 'To Hell with These Streets' by Greg Fleming/Wayne Bell.
Greg's first show was opening up for Townes Van Zandt since then he's built up a reputation as a razor sharp songwriter - adept in a wide range of styles and settings.
Greg’s now running with The Working Poor one of Australasia's finest, forward-thinking rock bands. Their previous acclaimed albums are Forget The Past (2014) and Stranger In My Own Hometown(2015). Their new album To Hell With These Streets is out digitally on the 21st October 2016.