Will Varley - Kingsdown sundown
12.09.2016 - 21:09
Will Varley announces new album 'Kingsdown Sundown' out 4th November 2016 on Xtra Mile Recordings
Watch the video for 'To Build A Wall' HERE
UK headline tour in November
Will Varley has reached an unstoppable velocity since signing with Xtra Mile Recordings in 2015 and shows no signs of slowing down as we announce fourth album ‘Kingsdown Sundown’ out 4th November 2016.
With the follow-up to the stellar Postcards From Ursa Minor, an album that propelled Will into unexplored territory, return tours with The Proclaimers and unbelievable summer festival sets, he continues to build upon broken spirits with this set of almost unbearably raw songs. First track to be lifted from the album is ‘To Build A Wall’ – an unnervingly timely indictment of simplistic solutions to incredible complex problems on both sides of the pond.
Watch the simple but powerful and provocative video here:
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Recorded underneath a pub by the sea in Deal, Kent as the waves roared outside, Kingsdown Sundown is a bleak and uncompromising critique of the human condition, journeying deep into our dreams, faults, regrets and politics. The songs are more visceral and uneasy than before, with fights in KFC descending into world wars, the all too real plight of refugees and the recent rise in hate crime. A collection of folk songs written over the course of the last year while travelling and touring – written on tour buses and trains, scribbled on the back of set lists and receipts – Will says “these are the most honest songs I've ever written and they represent new ground for me creatively. They may not be radio friendly, or even 'friendly' at all, but I’ve been wanting to make a record like this for a long time."
The rest of the album is hazier, more spectral and a phantom of memories, dreams, and hopes. If there's one song that haunts as much as it heals and warms the soul, it's 'Let Your Guard Down' which sounds like it was sung deeply into the howling wind in defiance, in hope and fear. The most directly political song 'We Want Our Planet Back' feels strongly enough to strap on an electric guitar and strum over Will's patient protest, but it indirectly lends its brooding power to 'Too Late Too Soon' which seems ready to crumple and break, a sandcastle made of a simmering mood. 'Back To Hell' could have come from any period in superstitious folk history, a tale of vague menace, mysticism and the underworld. Finally, 'We'll Keep Making Plans' threatens to build to a crescendo, but instead lets us drift out into a mental sea where the sun is setting on what we knew in favour of the unknown, resolving to carry on, continuing to build our futures on shakier foundations. It’s somehow not dispiriting; it’s more driven by determination to allow sadness not to rule our lives, but be an important part of it.
‘Kingsdown Sundown’ Tracklisting
1. To Build A Wall
2. Something Is Breaking
3. When She Wakes Up
4. February Snow
5. Let Your Guard Down
6. We Want Our Planet Back
7. Too Late Too Soon
8. Wild Bird
9. Back To Hell
10. One Last Look At The View
11. We’ll Keep Making Plans
Will Varley UK & Ireland Headline Tour
08/11 Glasgow, King Tuts
09/11 Manchester, Gorilla
10/11 Newcastle, Cluny
11/11 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
15/11 Portsmouth, The Wedgewood Rooms
16/11 Bristol, Thekla
17/11 Brighton, Komedia
18/11 London, Union Chapel
23/11 Galway, Roisin Dubh
24/11 Dublin, Whelans
25/11 Belfast, The Sunflower
26/11 Cork, Cyprus Avenue
Pre-order ‘Kingsdown Sundown’
Xtra Mile Recordings: http://smarturl.it/KingsdownSundownXMR
12.09.2016 - 21:21
LABEL: XTRA MILE RECORDINGS
Will Varley war zu Beginn des Jahres mit Frank Turner und Skinny Lister auf Tour, im Dezember kommt er nun für Headliner-Shows
07/12/16 - MÜNSTER (DE) - Teilchen & Beschleuniger
09/12/16 - HAMBURG (DE) - Astra Stube
10/12/16 - BREMEN (DE) - Karton
11/12/16 - HANOVER (DE) - Wohnzimmer Show
12/12/16 - BERLIN (DE) - Lidolino
13/12/16 - LEIPZIG (DE) - Stoned
14/12/16 - WIESBADEN (DE) - Walhalla Spiegelsaal
15/12/16 - MÜNCHEN (DE) - Kyeso
Mit dabei hat er dann sein neues Album "Kingsdown Sundown", das am 4.11. bei Xtra Mile Recordings erscheint.
31.10.2016 - 15:57
02.11.2016 - 20:58
03.11.2016 - 07:28
Ich warte auf den Erscheinungstermin und dann muss ich es auch erstmal hören. Mach doch nicht immer so nen Stress, Erwin.
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