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The Pretty Reckless to release acoustic tracks, covers, alternate takes collection Other Worlds

Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless
(Image credit: The Pretty Reckless)

The Pretty Reckless have announced a new project, Other Worlds, scheduled for release on November 4 via Century Media Records.

As per the official press release, Other Worlds is a "collection of material" that is to feature acoustic recordings, "unexpected" covers and alternative versions of various songs.

Other Worlds also contains several special guests, including David Bowie's pianist Mike Garson, Pearl Jam's Matt Cameron and multi-instrumentalist Alain Johannes.

Covers featured in the collection include Elvis Costello's (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding, Soundgarden's Halfway There, Chris Cornell's The Keeper and David Bowie's Quicksand.

"For a long time, we've been trying to figure out an alternative way of releasing music, including songs we love that didn’t make our records, covers, and alternate versions," explains frontwoman Taylor Momsen.

"We found a way to do this coherently and consistently with Other Worlds. We're a rock band, so there are lots of electric guitars on our records. However, we've gotten incredible feedback from fans about our acoustic performances, and we'd never put those out in any real format. So, this is a different take on the traditional format of a record and a stripped back version of us that our fans haven't really heard before, but it's still us."

"You get to hear a different side of Taylor's vocals," adds guitarist Ben Phillips. "It was a chance for us to see what she would sound like singing songs by people who have inspired us. It also gave us some perspective of where we need to go and what we need to be if we want to be that good."

The Pretty Reckless will be hitting the road for a UK/EU tour this autumn, starting from October 23 in Belfast. 

Other Worlds tracklisting:

01. Got So High (Remix)
02. Loud Love
03. The Keeper (Feat. Alain Johannes)
04. Quicksand (Feat. Mike Garson)
05. 25 (Acoustic)
06. Only Love Can Save Me Now (Acoustic)
07. Death By Rock and Roll (Acoustic)
08. Halfway There (Feat. Matt Cameron)
09. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
10. Harley Darling (Acoustic)
11. Got So High (Album Version)

The Pretty Reckless Other Worlds album art

(Image credit: The Pretty Reckless)

The Pretty Reckless tour dates:

Oct 23: Belfast Ulster Hall
Oct 24: Olympia Theatre Ireland, Dublin
Oct 26: Barrowlands, Glasgow
Oct 27: Manchester Academy
Oct 29: Newcastle O2 City Hall
Oct 30: Birmingham O2 Academy
Nov 01: Bristol O2 Academy
Nov 02: Southampton O2 Guildhall
Nov 03: Norfolk The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
Nov 05: O2 Academy Brixton, London
Nov 07: Tillburg 013 Poppudium, Netherlands
Nov 09: Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt, Germany
Nov 10: Warsaw Progresja Club, Poland
Nov 11: Prague Mala Sportovni Hala, Czech Republic
Nov 13: Vienna Gasometer, Austria
Nov 14: Zurich Komplex 457, Switzerland
Nov 15: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
Nov 17: Cologne Carlswerk Victoria, Germany
Nov 18: Paris Le Zenith, France

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.