Society are a three piece country rock band from West Sussex who specialise in three part harmonies and a tasty line in musicianship reminiscent of C.S.N.Y, The Band and The Jayhawks. The band comprise guitarist Matt Wise, bassist Ben Lancaster and holding down the beat, F.Scott Kenny on drums. Bob Harris loves their second album 'A Crooked Mile' and there's no better time than now to sample their sound.
Since forming in 2004 Society have supported many great artistes including Eve Selis, Deadstring Brothers, Corb Lund, Luke Doucet and The Wailin’ Jennys. Apart from their own UK headline shows, Society have completed two tours of Canada along with a string of dates in the American mid-west gaining a whole new legion of fans in the USA.
Recorded both at the Brickhouse Studios near Brighton and the bands own Downland Studios located near Gatwick, the songs on ‘A Crooked Mile’ echo their love and passion for all things West Coast USA, Laurel Canyon and the great country rock music produced in the late 1960s/early 70s, yet their sound is brought into the 21st century with a distinctly indie feel. The album is a collection of eleven original songs from the pen of Matt Wise and arranged by all three band members. Guest musicians featured on the album include once again Spencer Cullum (Caitlin Rose, Deadstring Brothers) who is one of the foremost young pedal steel players around today, Ben Davies and James Batchelar on keyboards, Pat Kenneally on melodica/piano and added pedal steel is supplied by Chris Pritchard.