Nick Waterhouse + Danny Trejo by Zach Lewis

See Danny Trejo as talk-show host with guest Nick Waterhouse

Nick Waterhouse has revealed the new track ‘Wreck The Rod’ with video starring Danny Trejo

Today, Nick Waterhouse released new single ‘Wreck The Rod’ off his upcoming self-titled album out March 8th via Innovative Leisure. Nick says the throwback track was inspired by a conversation with “Soul Queen of New Orleans” Irma Thomas on “singers being used up by an industry (in addition to a larger swath of society), about riding it out, about rising above, about an unsettling pleasure / pain dynamic.”

The single is paired perfectly with a cheeky video of Nick performing on a fictitious late-night show ‘Dan After Dark’ with legendary actor Danny Trejo acting as host. He straps on his velour tuxedo, vintage frames, and white patent leather shoes to glide and groove on stage while embodying a hilarious “washed-up musician” persona.

“‘Wreck the Rod’ finds Danny as an alternate reality Mike Douglas and some version of myself living out the ravages and indignities of the very lyrics I’m singing,” says Nick on the video. “Where’s all this media and content heading in 2019? We posit right to 1978, baby.”

Nick Waterhouse will head out on a run of European and UK headlining live dates in support of his upcoming album, including two Rough Trade in-stores announced at RT Nottingham and RT East. See below for a full list of dates.

UK and European 2019 live dates

March 18th – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
March 19th – Nottingham, UK – Rough Trade Nott
March 20th – London, UK – Rough Trade East
March 21st – London, UK – 229 The Venue
March 23rd – Brussels, BE – Botanique-Orangerie
March 24th – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
March 26th – Hamburg, DE – Mojo Club
March 27th – Berlin, DE – Columbia Theatre
March 28th – Amsterdam, NL – Het Zonnehuis
March 30th – Athens, GR – Fuzz Live Music Club
March 31st – Thessaloniki, GR – Fix Factory of Sound

Pre-save album on Apple or Spotify:

Listen to previous single ‘Song For Winners’: