Shotgun Tori & the Hounds releases self-titled album
“The songs are stories of moments in time – I feel that the writing of them pulled me through some hard times and I hope that they can do the same for somebody else.” – Victoria de La Harpe (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar)
Four years in the making, today sees the release of Shotgun Tori & the Hounds’ independent and self-titled new album.
The band, based in Johannesburg, is an amalgamation of stalwarts from the local folk scene, including singer-songwriter Shotgun Tori, and Fred, the original Hound (of Crystal Park fame). Between her sweet, road-worn vocals and his guitar-driven melodies, what you get is a fresh soulful mix of country and folk, dynamic in execution and ambitious in range.
Blood, history and a mutual love of the genre brought the band together. Between them, they have played almost every festival on the South African musical landscape, and every member of Shotgun Tori & the Hounds is (or has been) in another band.
The album was crowdfunded by the band and consists of 10 tracks. It’s the perfect addition to your road trip collection! Guest artists on the album include Kobus de Kok Jnr (Black Cat Bones), Lucy Kruger, Laurie Levine, Brad Wooldridge (Crystal Park) and Bronwyn Krige (Them Particles).
Be sure to play this one on the long open road!
Get the album now
Shotgun Tori & the Hounds is available now on all digital platforms including: