John Grant tops the end-of-year lists… Number 1 in MOJO, 6 in Q and 7 in Uncut!

2010 has been an incredible year for JOHN GRANT… His hugely acclaimed solo debut – “Queen Of Denmark” – is MOJO magazine’s ALBUM OF THE YEAR… is at number 6 in Q… number 7 in Uncut… and was also one of Esquire’s four selected albums of the year. John Grant will be returning to the UK for the following live dates…

Sunday 30 January – GLASGOW – St Andrews Church (£15 – Celtic Connections)

Tuesday 22 March – GATESHEAD – The Sage (£15)

Wednesday 23 March – EDINBURGH – Liquid Rooms (£15)

Thursday 24 March – MANCHESTER – Royal Northern College of Music (£15)

Friday 25 March – LEEDS – Holy Trinity (£15)

Sunday 27 March – LONDON – Shepherds Bush Empire (£17.50)

Monday 28 March – BRISTOL – St Georges (£15)

Tuesday 29 March – EXETER – Phoenix (£13)

Wednesday 30 March – BRIGHTON – Komedia (£15)


Critical acclaim for “Queen Of Denmark”…

“A work of transcendent wonder… Grant confronts romantic loss with astonishing depth of feeling… brutally funny… gorgeously bleak… truly beautiful”

MOJO – 5 Stars ***** (Album of the Month)

“the most gorgeous, Seventies-style folky, floaty, dreamy, trippy soft rock you’ve ever heard… a masterpiece”

Sunday Telegraph – 5 Stars *****

“Heartfelt and heartbreaking… Close to perfect”

The Independent On Sunday – 5 stars *****

“Queen Of Denmark takes John’s accomplishments to a new level… without question one of the year’s best albums”

The Sun – 5 Stars *****

“Grant on top form… Wry tales of personal redemption are backed by Midlake’s 70s soft-rock, tuned to its most dreamy”

NME – 8/10

“an album of strength and beauty… Grant’s vocals float over backing from Midlake at their most dreamy and lush”

Q – 4 Stars ****

“a colossus… these are songs with an air of vastness and contemplation recalling Dennis Wilson’s masterpiece, Pacific Ocean Blue… Grant is a man whose time has come”

The Guardian – 4 Stars ****

“Grant is Karen Carpenter to Midlake’s Supertramp: a painfully honest writer, able to render discomfiture in songs with the sweetness of nursery rhymes”

Uncut – 4 Stars ****

“A near-perfect marriage of Grant’s warm baritone with Midlake’s lush woodwind and keyboard textures”

The Independent – 4 stars ****

“while Grant can’t attain perfection in his actual life, he gets pretty close in his art”
The Sunday Times – 4 Stars ****

“Queen of Denmark alchemises John Grant’s complicated personal life into warm, infectiously charming classic rock”

Financial Times – 4 Stars ****

“a brilliant mixture of anger, confession, humour, melody and astonishing vocals… An extraordinary album”

WORD

“A masterpiece of soft, 70s melodies and sadness… Terrific.”

The Observer

“a daring record: Seventies-sounding ballads full of lush wistfulness and unexpected humour”

Esquire

“The Czars’ John Grant returns with a ravaged confessional honey of an album… Intoxicating.”

The Independent (Information)

“A luxurious sounding collection… sweeping, epic ballds are Grant’s forte”

Clash