aaamusic | On 05, Aug 2011
Alongside performing a live session track (‘Old Pine’) for Zane Lowe over on his Radio One show last night, Ben Howard announced details of his brand new single ‘Keep Your Head Up’ as Zane’s Hottest Record.
‘Keep Your Head Up’ will be released on the 26th September. It is taken from Ben Howard’s forthcoming debut album, ‘Every Kingdom’, which is out on the 3rd October, via Island Records.
‘Every Kingdom’ is a record that young West Country singer-songwriter Ben Howard
has been brewing within himself for at least a couple of years. And yet its careful attention to detail, with tight, homespun harmonies and folk-informed arrangements, could only have been fully realised after relentless road-testing of these songs on stages across the UK and Europe.
Dark and alluring on tape, and creating this unique live story before the story’s truly yet begun, Ben Howard’s debut album is a captivating introduction to a unique and clever young British songwriter.
The young West Country artist will coincide ‘Every Kingdom’s release with a full tour of the UK following a busy summer of festival appearances across the UK and Europe.
Ben Howard Live
09-Oct Exeter, Phoenix
10-Oct Falmouth, Princess Pavilion
11-Oct Brighton, Komedia
12-Oct Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
14-Oct Bristol, Thekla
15-Oct Birmingham, HMV Institute
17-Oct Sheffield, The Plug
18-Oct Leeds, Brudenell Social
19-Oct Liverpool, Stanley Theatre
20-Oct Manchester, Ruby Lounge
22-Oct Oxford, Jericho
23-Oct Cardiff, SWN Festival
24-Oct Nottingham, Bodega Social
26-Oct London, The Scala
29-Oct Newcastle, Riverside
30-Oct Aberdeen, The Tunnels
31-Oct Glasgow, King Tuts
1-Nov Dublin, The Sugar Club
2-Nov Belfast, Stiff Kitten
4-Nov Narbeth, Queens Hall