Jade Bird debuts with “Something American”


Rising British artist Jade Bird made her U.S. television debut last night, performing her single “Cathedral” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

The song appears on Jade’s debut EP Something American, released over the summer via Glassnote Records.


Jade will tour throughout the U.S. this fall with Son Little, as well as a stop in Austin opening for First Aid Kit. See below for complete details.

Born in Hexham, U.K., Jade’s early life was spent mainly in flight as an “army brat,” with time spent in South Wales, Germany and Chesterfield. One of life’s few constants proved to be the influence of strong working women. At first via her mother and grandmother, who largely raised her, but later the female role models within the musical subcultures Jade become obsessed with: from troubled but empowering country heroines like Loretta Lynn to iconic alternative songwriters like Patti Smith, and following a thread through folk and Americana to incorporating such confessional, undiluted songwriting into pop music (Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill was a similarly early touchstone).


Something American twists those genres’ themes—disillusionment, divorce, cheating, sorrow—into the realities of an independent-minded, modern British teenager in 2017. Produced by Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes, Conor Oberst) with co-production and mixing by David Baron (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes), the 5-song EP was recorded at Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck, NY and features Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, St Vincent) on drums and Sara Lee (B-52s) on bass.

Track list

  1. Something American
  2. Good Woman
  3. Cathedral
  4. Grinnin’ In Your Face
  5. What Am I Here For


October 14—Austin, TX—Stubb’s*

October 31—Austin, TX—Antone’s†

November 1—Dallas, TX—Dada†

November 3—Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar†

November 4—San Diego, CA—Soda Bar†

November 5—Santa Ana, CA—Constellation Room†

November 7—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour†

November 8—San Francisco, CA—The Chapel†

November 10—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge†

November 11—Vancouver, BC—Biltmore Cabaret†

November 12—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern†

November 14—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room†

November 15—Denver, CO—The Globe Hall†

November 17—Omaha, NE—Reverb Lounge†

November 18—Minneapolis, MN—Turf Club†

November 19—Chicago, IL—Lincoln Hall†

November 21—Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern†

*with First Aid Kit

†with Son Little



Author: ASoulfulSound

Sharing Music That Matters. Indie Music Advocates. Live Concert Reviews/Photography

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