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TRAGICAL HISTORY TOUR – ‘Come On Home, Hero’ Single Review


tragical-history-tourTragical History Tour is the solo acoustic pseudonym of Dundee based singer/songwriter Derrick Johnston. As the front man of Scottish punk rock bands Uniforms and Joey Terryfying, and founder of Scottish DIY label Make That a Take Records, Derrick has spent most of his life in the trenches of DIY punk rock.

After more than a decade of DIY releases and 500+ shows across the UK, USA and Europe, the first Tragical History Tour full length album is imminent. They tell the intimate tales of life, love, loss, death and redemption with slashing punk chords and folk influenced finger picking.

Recorded and produced by John Harcus of PMX in Perth, Scotland, the ‘Aphorisms’ LP will be released on Make That a Take Records/Aaahh!!! Real Records in summer 2017.

Meanwhile, Tragical History Tour released their single Come On Home, Hero on April 14th. All versions of the three-track single ARE AVAILABLE with download code featuring b-sides “Even Cowpunks Get The Blues” and a cover of “Change” by Billy Liar.

The title track begins with a vocal that has about as much growl as I have heard. The song develops into a raucous romp driven by those excellent vocals, super drums and acoustic guitar. Come On Home, Hero has some poignant lyrics and is a cracking song.

Even Cowpunks Get The Blues begins with those trademark vocals over a plaintive acoustic guitar in a Frank Turneresque folk/punk song. The song has a singalong quality and is a good listen.

Rounding off the three-track single is Change which is more straight up folk song with just guitar and vocals and well delivered lyrics and it neatly wraps up the package.

Tragical History Tour will also be on tour in the UK in April, starting in Cambridge on Friday 14th April with Sam Russo. Full tour dates can be found here.

You can find Tragical History Tour single Come On Home, Hero here




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