Following on from the announcement that Robyn Hitchcock will be playing two UK shows with a full live band, His LA Squires, Robyn will also be playing an extensive string of solo acoustic shows in May 2018 through to June. Robyn’s latest album Robyn Hitchcock, which was released on Yep Roc earlier this year received ecstatic reviews around the world, and in the US has been the highest charting album of Robyn’s career.
Hailed by Uncut as “the psych maverick’s loudest, liveliest album in decades,” and “witty, moving and seriously catchy,” raved Paste, “Robyn Hitchcock is a glorious return for a man who wasn’t really gone in the first place.” “Astonishing evidence of a creative force that refuses to tamp down,” declared A.V. Club. “Four decades as a musician have only deepened, not lessened, Hitchcock’s legendary imagination and witty asides as we all trudge through reality.” “The bendy mirror through which (Hitchcock) refracts experience offers a sharper view year upon year,” noted Record Collector. “If his impishly sardonic persona implies disengagement from reality, even a cursory glance at his lyrics betrays the preoccupations of an individual familiar with the abyss.” “As random as a Frenchman’s hat,” wrote David Quantick in Classic Rock.
Robyn Hitchcock was recorded in Nashville with producer Brendan Benson and backing from some of Music City’s finest pickers and players, among them guitarist Annie McCue, steel guitarist Russ Pahl, bassist Jon Estes, and drummer Jon Radford. Harmony vocal contributions come courtesy of Grant-Lee Phillips, Gillian Welch, Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense), and singer/songwriter Emma Swift.
Listen to album single “I Want to Tell You About What I Want” BELOW:
The album artwork was recently nominated for the Best Art Vinyl 2017. A diverse shortlist of 50 striking record covers from music artists which has been drawn up by a panel of highly-respected music industry design experts and previous Best Art Vinyl Award winners. From the 16th November the public are invited to vote for their three 2017 favourites, online at artvinyl.com or in person at participating galleries. The winners will be announced on 9th January 2018 at The Hari Hotel in London.
UK & Ireland solo acoustic shows:
15th May 2018, Witney – Fat Li’s. Ticketlink
16th May 2018, Bristol – The Louisiana. Ticketlink
18th May 2018, Cambridge – Unitarian Church. Ticketlink
19th May 2018, St Leonards – Kino-Teatr. Ticketlink
22nd May 2018, Hull – Fruit. Ticketlink
23rd May 2018, Liverpool – Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room. Ticketlink
24th May 2018, Glasgow – Oran Mor. Ticketlink
25th May 2018, Sheffield – The Hubs. Ticketlink
26th May 2018, Morecambe – More Music. Ticketlink
29th May 2018, Newton Abbot – Kingkerswell Parish Church. Ticketlink
31st May 2018, Ramsgate – Ramsgate Music Hall. Ticketlink
1st June 2018, Dublin – The Workmans Club. Ticketlink