Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys
Photo by Lindsay Melbourne

Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys & Lauren Housley released a lovely debut single, entitled, “High Time”

Lauren Housley is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Not too long ago, she and her new band project, Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys, released a lovely debut single, titled, “High Time.”

Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys – “High Time”

‘High Time’ is a brilliantly composed slice of modern Yorkshire soul. The song contains blazing trumpets, classic organs, and soaring choruses as Housley makes a commanding opening statement certain to invite comparisons to her fellow Black Deer performers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats or the acclaimed Durand Jones & The Indications.

‘High Time’ contains a heartfelt narrative and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with fans of Lady Blackbird, Mica Millar, and Mamas Gun. The likable tune possesses saturated drums and guitar-laden instrumentation flavored with retro soul, Americana, alternative rock,  and indie pop elements.

“Something More”

Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys - “High Time” cover art

Joined by musicians Thomas Dibb and Mark Lewis and with a six-piece live band in tow, with this latest project, Lauren Housley is creating uplifting, bold, and classic soul-inspired music that would be as at home on the iconic Stax Records roster as it would be the stages of the South Yorkshire social clubs she grew up around.

Furthermore, “High Time” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear on Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys’ upcoming debut EP, “Something More,” available on Friday, September 15, 2023. The band will be taking their extended six-piece on the road for festival dates and then “The Social Club” tour.

Stopping in venues around England, the band will be bringing their social club set along to each show, recreating the iconic and unique 1980s social clubs of South Yorkshire everywhere they go.

Lauren Housley

Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys
Photo by Lindsay Melbourne

“There’s something magical about witnessing a full band bouncing off each other musically. It brings a certain collective energy and excitement to a live show and to my own performance. I love it and I love losing myself onstage in those moments! It’s not about being perfect, it’s about creating a vibe and locking in the moment together – me, the band, and the audience. Letting loose together, having a good time, connecting, and sharing ideas. Our first single is ‘High Time,’ which was written as a wake-up call to the environmental challenges that we are facing. It’s my way of getting the message out…’ we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it.’ I hope it empowers people to make a positive change.” – Lauren Housley talked about the Northern Cowboys project

Lauren Housley, a mother of two, has already made her mark in the world of Americana with three independent albums and two BBC Radio playlisted singles, earning her the coveted Bob Harris Emerging Artist of The Year award at 2022’s Americana Music Awards UK.

Housley’s innate talent for writing beautifully, engaging songs were born from the intuitive craft of earthy storytelling and delivered with an emotive knock-out vocal performance at their core. After sharing bills with the likes of Van Morrison, Jack Soveretti, and First Aid Kit, Housley decided to go all-in on her live show, adding the core members of The Northern Cowboys, before the project snowballed into her main recording and live project.

Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys

Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys press photo
Photo by Lindsay Melbourne

In early 2022, Housley decided to focus on developing her live show and going full tilt with the addition of The Northern Cowboys to being a 6 piece with key members Thomas Dibb and Mark Lewis The Live Band rapidly developed into a recording and performance-led music outfit with a new sonic departure.

Housley will be leaving a trail of joy with her ‘Rousing’ new shows, introducing songs from the next release as Lauren Housley and The Northern Cowboys and some classics.

Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys – “High Time”

We recommend adding Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys’ “High Time” single to your favorite Americana playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, That’s All Folks! Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music and entertainment news. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter, purchase our merchandise, and become a Patron of Bong Mines Entertainment. Disclaimer: This post contains Apple Music affiliate links. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our site. That little compensation will be used towards keeping this website up and running.