Richard Dawson

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Sat 24 Jun, 20:00

Door time: 8pm

Advisory age: 14+

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Richard Dawson will release new album Peasant via Weird World / Domino on 2nd June 2017. Coinciding with the announcement, Dawson will support the release of Peasant with a full UK tour – his first featuring a full live band. Alongside the headline dates include spots at the Supersonic and Green Man festivals. Joining Dawson will be long-time collaborators violinist Angharad Davies plus Johnny Hedley and Matt Baty of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs.

No listener to Dawson’s earlier music has ever discerned a lack of artistic ambition. Whether they got on at the last stop - the 4 track Nothing Important - or earlier in the journey, with The Glass Trunk’s visceral song cycle or The Magic Bridge’s sombre revels, devotees of his earlier recordings will be at once intrigued by and slightly fearful of the prospect of a record that could make those three landmark releases look like formative work.

Peasant is that album. From its first beguilingly muted fanfare to its spectacular climax exploring a Dark Ages masseuse’s dangerous fascination with a mysterious artefact called the Pin of Quib, it will grab newcomers to Dawson’s work by the scruff of the neck and refuse to let them go until they have signed a pledge of life-long allegiance. 

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Richard Dawson - Ogre (Official Video)

Richard Dawson - Ogre (Official Video)

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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