Stunning singer-songwriter Sarabeth Tucek emerges from a decade-long hibernation under the new moniker SBT…
To celebrate the release of her new double-album ‘Joan of All’, she performs in Ramsgate on Friday 2nd June!
“One of the most candid songwriters of her generation” – Drowned in Sound
Sarabeth Tucek’s new alias SBT is a longtime nickname given to her by the many musicians she has worked with throughout her career. After retreating from the fevered pace of the record business to concentrate on other creative endeavors, Sarabeth began to piece together the music that would eventually become her most ambitious, personal project yet – the sprawling double-album ‘Joan Of All’, which will be released world-wide on 19th May 2023 via her own freshly-minted imprint Ocean Omen. The new album features lead-off single “The Gift”, as featured heavily on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 Music show, which is taken from the double A-side 7”, “The Gift / 13th St. #2”. Also featured on the album is an entirely different, heavier version of the flip side, entitled “13th St. #1”.
Born in Miami, she cites influences including Bob Dylan and Neil Young and has been compared to fellow female singer/songwriters Hope Sandoval and Cat Power. Tucek made her recording debut in 2003 as a harmony vocalist on the (Smog) (aka Bill Callahan) album Supper. Afterward, she collaborated with Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre on a handful of songs that were released in 2005 as a five-track EP, We Are the Radio. One of the songs on that EP, Seer, would later be retitled and released as Tucek’s debut single, “Something for You.” Originally released in 2006 on the British label Sonic Cathedral Recordings, “Something for You” was critically acclaimed by a range of media outlets in the U.K. and was eventually licensed for reissue by the label Echo in 2007.
“A timeless little wonder” – BBC Music
“Yes, it’s another introspective, acoustic singer-songwriter album, but it’s certainly not placid antidepressant music. This one’s for real. This one gets through” – The Quietus
“Brilliance from one of the most candid singer/songwriters to surface in recent years” – Sputnik Music