Bobby Long – Nautical

Labels:Compass Records
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:03:58
From the Album:Nautical
Formats:AAA,Non-Commercial,NPR,Triple A
Available Date & Time: Feb 13 2019 11:00:00 EST
Impact Date: Feb 25 2019 00:00:00


Lead single from his March 1 release SULTANS

Impacting Radio on February 25th


“It’s in his florid, poetic writing style that his English roots surface. He’s more Dylan Thomas than Bob Dylan.”

– Relix Magazine

“His swaggery growl goes tender in the right places; his tunes are sturdy but graceful, like the
curve of something hand-carved."

– Los Angeles Times

“From Bob Dylan to Elliott Smith, his music possesses a captivating honesty and vulnerability.”
– Austin Chronicle


U.S.-based British singer-songwriter Bobby Long’s love of The Beatles is evident on his forthcoming new album SULTANS, due from Compass Records on March 1, 2019.  SULTANS finds Long expanding on his spare, singer-songwriter arrangements for a more adventurous Beatle-esque sound with psychedelic flourishes, electric guitar and keys, as on the album's languid first single, "Nautical." 

Long emerged from London’s folk music open mic night scene in 2009. Armed with a canon of hauntingly poetic songs and some notoriety for one of them being included in the hit film Twilight, he relocated to New York and laid down roots there. His critically- acclaimed debut album A Winter Tale (2011) was followed by the more rock-oriented Wishbone (2013). He returned to his singer-songwriter roots for the evocative Ode to Thinking (2015), and now SULTANS takes a somewhat more adventurous path.

“The songs on this album are a definite continuation and development,” Long explains. “It’s about the whole body of work for me. It’s all part of the greater. I don’t think you can define anyone by one album. When you’re recording, you always have the greater picture in your head. Your imagination runs over the tracks, and they take all sorts of weird forms. The sounds of this record are the closest to what was in my imagination that I’ve come on a record.”

SULTANS was produced by multi-instrumentalist Jack Dawson with whom Long had collaborated and toured with on behalf of his 2012 EP, The Backing Singer. It was recorded over a one year period in a studio in Brooklyn. With Long on guitar, Dawson also played bass on the tracks while studio engineer Dave Lindsay played drums.


"I really love creating and writing," says Long. "It feels as magical today as it did when I was a child.”

March 1— City Winery Loft, New York City
March 2— World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA
March 6— Café Nine, New Haven, CT
March 7— Portland Empire, Portland, ME
March 8— Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
March 16— Jammin Java, Vienna, VA
March 22— Fat Tire Friday, New Belgium Brewery, Asheville, NC
March 24— Eddie's Attic, Decatur, GA
March 26— The Foundry, Athens, GA 
April 5— Fat Tire Friday, New Belgium Brewery, Fort Collins, CO
April 11— Cactus Café, Austin, TX
April 12— Poor David's Pub, Dallas, TX
April 13— Blue Door, Oklahoma City, OK
April 16— Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO
April 17— Gaslamp, Des Moines, IA
April 18— Raccoon Motel, Davenport, IA
April 19— Café Carpe, Fort Atkinson, WI
April 23—Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
April 24— Rumba Cafe, Columbus, OH
April 25— Lo-Fi Lounge, Indianapolis, IN 


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