Outlaws - Two Ways Home
Our LCM featured artists today are Country/Americana duo Two Ways Home, Isabella (Isi) Mariee is originally from Vienna and Lewis Fowler who grew up in Gloucestershire. They are now London based and have gone from strength to strength since a trip to Nashville inspired a new name and direction for their musical partnership. They also run a excellent 'songwriters in the round night' in London called 'The Round Up' which is well worth checking out. They are also running an excellent Xmas special at The Underbelly in Hoxton on the 13th December along with Katy Hurt and her band. It features some of the cream of UK Country including Laura Oakes, The Southern Companion, Lisa Wright and Jack Morrell. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is their wonderful new single 'Outlaws', complete with a chess themed video.
In the two years that have passed since the release of their debut EP ‘Wood For Trees’ (March 2015), the band have enjoyed radio play across the UK & Europe, toured internationally – sharing stages with artists across the country/Americana spectrum from Phil Vassar to Red Sky July – and have been featured extensively in print publications including Maverick Magazine, Record Collector and The Sun, with the latter describing their sound as “…crystal clear harmonies tinged with melancholy”. Although their live setup is sometimes an acoustic duo or trio, Two Ways Home often play as a five-piece band with Chris Brice (drums), Michael Clancy (electric guitar) and Dominik Told (bass).
The acclaimed follow up EP, ‘Better Days’ (Dec 2015) – highlighted as “a stunning piece of art” by One on One Music – secured their reputation as a key player in the UK country & folk scene, with single ‘Just For Now’ played across BBC Regional Radio, Amazing Radio and on Chris Country among others. Described by The Upcoming as ”unique, unexpected and brilliant”, interest in their music has also led to increasing demand for Two Ways Home as a songwriting team, with other artists turning to the duo to bring their distinctive sound to collaborations and co-writes.
The pair recently released their third EP, ‘Closest Stranger’ which features four brand new songs, including co-writes with Logan Brill, Demi Marriner and Adam James. In their own words: “We are so excited for people to hear the new EP. This record is super special to us, it’s the first time we have put something out which includes co-writes. It’s a true collaboration of London and Nashville. We recorded everything in London and got it mixed and mastered with two of our friends in Nashville and it features both UK and American writers.”