Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Billy The Kid (aka Billy Pettinger) is already fuelling a cyberspace-buzz with her new album Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. That is in part due to the presence of Anglo fave Frank Turner in the producer's chair. She connected with Turner on the Warped tour in Toronto, and this is the impressive result. "I'm happy and proud to be part of this," says the supportive Turner. The talented Billy has already paid plenty of dues, putting out four earlier albums with the punk-based Billy and the Lost Boys then a bunch of solo records. She mixes roots and rock elements and has a striking and powerful voice. Her U.K. following was boosted by recent touring with Chuck Ragan and Northcote, and she's about to start a North American tour supporting Billy Bragg (details here). Nice company this rising star is keeping!