The group will be releasing their album Penny Black in November. The Toronto group started out in 1995 as Enter The Haggis, but recently changed the band name to Jubilee Riots. As Enter The Haggis, the band released seven studio albums and toured internationally, appearing on “Live with Regis and Kelly” and A&E’s “Breakfast with the Arts,” as well as being the feature of a concert/documentary on PBS.
The band put out the call for people around the world to submit their stories as inspiration for their upcoming album. Letters came from across the globe, and with those letters and their stories the band hit the recording studio in May of this year and recorded Penny Black. After a month in the studio, the band had recorded a set of ten new songs. Some drew specifically from the submitted stories: “Astray” was based on a letter about a Russian Jew who escaped the Death March and thought his family had been killed, only to find out 50 years later they had survived and lived full lives. Others drew on the common threads winding through the stories: meeting a significant other (“Cut the Lights”); challenging relationships (“Unsteady,” “Trying Times”); and the potential risk and reward of making bold life choices (“Two Bare Hands,” “Traveler”)
I will be featuring tracks from the album on upcoming shows of Front Range Radio which can be heard Sundays at 9pm eastern on http://www.party934.com