Grammy-nominated sister duo LARKIN POE share a new acoustic version of ‘Bad Spell’

Larkin Poe

The Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist sister duo Larkin Poe are on a high following the reaction to their album ‘Blood Harmony’. Achieving their strongest Official UK Chart positions to date – #3 on Americana, #5 on Independent Albums, and #10 on both Album Sales and Album Downloads – also set them on course for their biggest UK shows to date.

The sisters, Rebecca and Megan Lovell, made a big impression as guests to Guns ‘n’ Roses at the BTS Festival in Hyde Park in June and will return to these shores next month for a major headline tour that culminates with a prestigious London show at the Roundhouse.

Now Larkin Poe shares a raw new acoustic version of the fan favourite ‘Bad Spell’. The track is the first to be taken from their new EP, ‘An Acoustic Companion’, which follows on October 5th. The EP consists of stripped-back acoustic arrangements of three key songs that were originally featured on the ‘Blood Harmony’ album, as well as a new version of ‘Stubborn Love’ from their debut record ‘Kin’.

Rebecca says, “In our world, almost all of our songs start out acoustic, with quiet beginnings at the kitchen table on an acoustic guitar. In recording ‘An Acoustic Companion’ we really enjoyed stripping a handful of our songs back down to their roots and we hope folks will enjoy getting an earful of these songs as they originally came into being.”

Megan adds, “From the jump, ‘Bad Spell’ was intended to be a big, bad, swaggy rock song, but we’ve found that there’s nothing more creatively freeing than challenging and burning down one’s own preconceived notions. We did just that in re-envisioning the arrangement for ‘Bad Spell’ and letting it bloom into new life.”

Watch the official video for ‘Bad Spell’ acoustic version BELOW:

Long hailed as one of hardest working live acts on the road today, Larkin Poe are currently embarking on the 2023 leg of their epic ‘Blood Harmony’ tour. Their current North American run includes a handful of festival headline sets, before they commence their European dates in Trondheim, Norway on October 6th. Their upcoming UK shows are listed below, and feature special guests The Sheepdogs. Please see HERE for ticket details as well as a list of all international shows.

17th – Bristol, O2 Academy
18th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
20th – Manchester, Albert Hall
21st – London, Roundhouse

‘An Acoustic Companion’ tracklist:

‘Bad Spell’
‘Strike Gold’
‘Southern Comfort’
‘Stubborn Love’

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  1. These women are gifts from nature – absolutely sublime. Humble, considerate, elegant, marvelous musicians and performers. Simply sublime. They make this 70 year old man’s heart sing.

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