INTERVIEW: Michael Head leads his Red Elastic Band into a new chapter with ‘Dear Scott’

INTERVIEW: Michael Head leads his Red Elastic Band into a new chapter with 'Dear Scott' 3
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In episode #86 of The XS Noize Podcast, Mark Millar catches up with one of the greatest ever British songwriters Michael Head of The Red Elastic Band. Michael Head leads his Red Elastic Band into a fresh chapter with optimism and some of the best music of his career. His new Bill Ryder-Jones-produced album, Dear Scott, will be released on Fri, 27 May 2022, via Modern Sky UK.

Michael talks about starting with the Pale Fountains, Dear Scott, songwriting, and more in this interview. Listen to episode #86 of The XS Noize Podcast with Michael Head – BELOW:

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Head and The Red Elastic Band look ahead to their first comprehensive UK Tour since forming in 2021, setting off on the eve of Dear Scott’s release to play a run of eight dates. Including a huge homecoming at Liverpool’s Eventim Olympia on Fri 10 June 2022 and visiting London to play the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Sat 11 June 2022, the full run of shows is confirmed as follows:

Wed 1 June – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Thu 2 June – Newcastle, The Cluny

Fri 3 June – Glasgow, St Luke’s

Sat 4 June – Manchester, Gorilla

Wed 8 June – Bristol, Thekla

Thu 9 June – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

Fri 10 June – Liverpool, Eventim Olympia

Sat 11 June – London, o2 Shepherds Bush Empire 

The remaining tickets for all shows can be found via ticket links available at

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as hosting interviews for the weekly XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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