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Weekly Edition - Published  13 October 2016

 

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Ed Harcourt to support Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats on UK Tour

THE 1 and only Ed Hardcourt has released 1 of the albums of 2016. Furnaces has been hailed unanimously by the critics as the record of his career. Ed releases the latest track taken from it:- 'Loup Garou' impacting 18 November 2016, on Polydor Records. Working closely with legendary producer Flood, (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey and Foals), 'Furnaces' is Ed's most ambitious and abrasive album to date and 'Loup Garou' is 1 of its many highlights.  The track was inspired by Charles Mackay's book Extraordinary Popular Delusions & The Madness of Crowds. Ed explains:- "a 'Loup Garou' was known in France as a werewolf. People in villages would accuse the local hermit or village idiot of being a shapeshifting demon, blaming them for savagely murdering their children or causing plagues or illnesses. Loup Garous had nails driven into them for punishment and as such it could have much in common with the current public shaming that exists on social media."  After 4 blistering shows in 2 weeks at Glastonbury, headlining The Deaf Institute and The Borderline and the 2nd stage in Hyde Park supporting Carole King, Ed played a stunning full band show at a packed out Village Underground last week to rave reviews. His next jaunt will be a rawkus affair as support for 1of the breakout bands of 2016, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.

Ed plays the following venues on the following dates:-

18 October 2016, in LONDON, Roundhouse (Music Venue Trust show)
19 October 2016, in LONDON, Proud (Big Issue's 25th Anniversary)
4 November 2016, in CARDIFF, Brickstock Festival
9 November 2016, SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
10 November 2016, LEEDS, O2 Academy
11 November 2016, GLASGOW, Barrowlands
12 November 2016, GLASGOW, Barrowlands
14 November 2016, BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
15 November 2016, LONDON, Brixton Academy
17 November 2016, LEICESTER, DeMonfort Hall
18 November 2016, MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
19 November 2016, BRISTOL, Colston Hall
20 November 2016, NORWICH, UEA

(Supports Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, from 9 November 2016)

Ed will also play a solo show alongside Everything Everything and Public Service Broadcasting (with more acts to be announced shortly) at the Roundhouse, on the 18 October 2016, for an event in support of the Music Venue Trust.  Despite his busy year, Ed has also launched a series of podcasts in which he interviews some of his collaborators including Paloma Faith, The Libertines, 'Furnaces' producer Flood and 'Furnaces' cover artist Ralph Steadman. You can download from iTunes or listen on Soundcloud. See Ed's website for more details.  Did you know that:- Ed Harcourt has enjoyed a truly unique career as a songwriter, producer and musician. Having previously released 6 critically acclaimed albums, he also wrote and performed:- 'The Way That I Live', the soundtrack to Burberry's 2014/15 festive campaign, which has garnered over 25 million streams?

 

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