Robyn Hitchcock presents new album with London concert
Singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock will present his new album Love From London with a seven-date UK tour starting in London on 28th February. The forthcoming album will be released through YepRoc on Monday 4th March 2013.
A rehearsal video of a new song from the album, Be Still, has been premiered on the official Robyn Hitchcock YouTube channel.
The track listing of the album is as follows:
1. Harry’s Song
2. Be Still
4. I Love You
5. Devil On A String
6. Strawberries Dress
7. Death and Love
8. Fix You
9. My Rain
10. End Of Time
The record was produced and engineered by Paul Noble and features Noble on bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals, Jenny Adejayan on cello an vocals, Lizzie Anstey on vocals and keyboards and Jenny Marco, Lucy Parnell and Anne Lise Frokedal on vocals.
Hitchcock describes his songs as “paintings you can listen to.” Love From London “celebrates life in a culture imperilled by economic and environmental collapse,” he says. “We are surfing on the momentum of chaos. If a consensus on the reality of global warming comes from the people, then the media, the politicians and the corporations will have to adapt to it. Rock and roll is an old man’s game now, so I’m staying in it.”
Robyn also celebrates his 60th birthday next March with the February 28th show at the Village Underground in London where he will be playing songs from each of his albums, accompanied by some of his favourite British musicians.
Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Hitchcock has played with many respected musicians including John Paul Jones, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, Peter Buck, Nick Lowe, Abigail Washburn, Grant Lee Phillips, Martin & Eliza Carthy, Howe Gelb, Krystle Warren, Graham Coxon and Johnny Marr among others.
Born in London in 1953, Robyn Hitchcock has written and recorded over 500 songs, including, Where Are The Prawns, I Wanna Destroy You, The Cheese Alarm, Sometimes A Blonde, No, I Don’t Remember Guildford, To Be Humans, Where Do You Go When You Die, Uncorrected Personality Traits, Full Moon In My Soul, Chinese Bones, Madonna Of The Wasps, and recently a lament for the Arctic polar thaw, There Goes The Ice, recorded with KT Tunstall, with whom he was on the Cape Farewell environmental expedition to Greenland in 2008.
In 1996 Jonathan Demme directed an in-concert film about him in New York called Storefront Hitchcock, and in 2003 cast him in his remake of The Manchurian Candidate and in 2007’s Rachel Getting Married.
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For further information on the Village Underground show and ticket booking visit here.