Philip Rambow has today released his song American Buffalo. A great uplifting track that has an infectious melody. American Buffalo has a strong traditional country sound beautifully blended with a bit of folk rock, rock n roll and roots rock. The kind of music that makes me think of The Travelling Wilburys and we need more music like this in the world at the moment.
“American Buffalo” is the new single from UK-based Canadian singer-songwriter Philip Rambow. The track serves as the lead from his upcoming album ‘Canadiana’ to be released on Fretsore Records, and is the follow up to his summer single “Things Are Not Looking Good” which received editorial playlist support from major streaming services and airplay across multiple BBC Radio stations nationwide.
From his early days in the Winkies, working with Brian Eno, Mick Ronson and Hans Zimmer, to his success in the London pub-rock scene, Rambow went on to pen hit songs for the likes of Nick Gilder and Ellen Foley, and co-wrote the classic radio hit “There’s a Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis” with the late, great Kirsty McColl.
Rambow’s new single features a who’s-who of studio talent, with backing from Basement Jaxx vocalist Sharlene Hector, CJ Hillman (Billy Bragg, Yola) on pedal steel, Pete Thomas (Hall of Fame with Elvis Costello & The Attractions) on drums, Davey Farragher (The Imposters, John Hiatt) on bass and electric guitar from Paul Cuddeford (Holy Holy, Steve Harley) who also sat in the producer’s chair.
After some time out of the spotlight, Rambow re-emerged in 2015 with his critically acclaimed release “Whatever Happened To Phil Rambow”, listed in the top 50 albums of the year (Goldmine). This was followed by the 2018 track “The Hobo’s Lullaby’ from the Music Minds project, a charity record championing mental health awareness.
A special launch party for “American Buffalo” will take place at The Dublin Castle, Camden on October 20th. This will be followed by a series of live dates to support the new album “Canadiana”, with The Green Note and The Betsy Trotwood already scheduled for early 2020. For more information and updates, you can connect with Philip Rambow on FacebookTwitterInstagram.
For more information on Fretsore Records check out its website here.