NEW SIX TRACK EP
LOVE SICK DICK
OUT APRIL 14TH
"Things start with a zap and a pop, as Adamson launches into the dark and claustrophobic drum heavy jazz of “I Got Clothes”, while “On Golden Square” is an injection of laidback, old school soul with a sunny and slightly whoozy groove...'One Hot Mess' brings raucous electronica with shades of Daft Punk’s lo-fi funk between Adamson’s more epic choruses."while “People Like Us” keeps the party going with its psychedelic soul sounds and baggy groove. “Sweet Misery”,however, sees the paranoia return amid a sweet electro-funk groove, a paranoia that only intensifies for “They Walk Among Us” as Dick tries to prise off the mask of civilised behaviour to get a look at the grubby reality that it hides." The Arts Desk
"...They Walk Among Us” is a sultry and propulsive track in which Adamson’s husky baritone crooning is paired with a dance floor-friendly production featuring stomping, tweeter and woofer rocking beats, layers of shimmering arpeggio synths, ominously swirling electronics, a sinuous bass line and an infectious, ear worm of a hook to create a song that evokes the murkily foreboding, late night prowl of someone looking for action while being remarkably cinematic — as though it could easily be part of a soundtrack of a psychological horror film." Joy Of Violent Movement
Mercury Prize-nominated Barry Adamson releases his brand new six track special EP, LOVE SICK DICK, available on vinyl, CD and download this Friday, April 14th.
LOVE SICK DICK has the superb combination of the classic Adamson we've all come to revel in plus some fresh new twists, as he takes us on a journey and probes the inner workings of one lovelorn guy in all of his downhearted, paranoiac, grieving, hapless and helpless self! Just like the singular central character in Adamson's new record, Barry recorded the whole project solo, living up to his multi-instrumentalist hallmark by programming, playing live and sampling and stealing every note you hear on each track, exploring some really interesting techniques in doing so and using modern technology to make an old wail.
'Sweet Misery’ premiered on Mark Radcliffe’s 6Music show in the UK and on Henry Rollins’ KCRW show in the US and the video for 'They Walk Among Us' was recently previewed on Dangerous Minds.
To quote Adamson: 'The blues is the blues and if the heart aches then that's the sound that will come out, whether you are playing guitar, a synth, a piano or performing futuristic guitar solos on your iPhone!' Talking about his upcoming solo tour, Adamson says; “I'm launching myself from the studio into a unique solo show. I’ll be playing songs from my new record which range from futuristic blues, soul and electronica and also of course, careering through my back catalogue to bring you the full "Barry Adamson experience."
All dates below. North American dates forthcoming.
Barry Adamson 2017 Tour Dates:
19 April - FR, Paris, Boule Noire
20 April – BE, Brussels, Botanique Rotonde
21 April – NL, Amsterdam, Paradiso (Upstairs)
22 April – UK, Manchester, Ruby Lounge
24 April - UK, Glasgow, King Tuts
26 April – UK, Bristol, Thekla
27 April – UK, London, M.O.T.H Club
30 April – DE, Berlin, Frannz Club
2 May – DE, Munich, Kranhalle
3 May – DE, Cologne, Blue Shell
4 May – DE, Hamburg, Jazz Café
Love Sick Dick pre-order available from: www.barryadamson.com