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Richard Hawley

Following the announcement of his eighth studio album HOLLOW MEADOWS, on October 25th Richard Hawley will undertake a tour of the UK.

This will be ... Read morehis longest UK tour in three years and include his largest ever Sheffield show, when he plays his first hometown show in over two years, at Sheffield Arena.

The tour will be in support of Hawley’s new album HOLLOW MEADOWS, which will be released via Parlophone Records on September 11th. Recorded at Sheffield’s Yellow Arch Studio in spring 2015, HOLLOW MEADOWS sees Hawley return to the classic, sophisticated songwriting and subtle arrangements that made him so widely loved and revered in the first place. Meditating on such themes as ageing, fallibility and relationships, much of the album shares a brooding, yet wistful and romantic atmosphere in keeping with early albums Late Night Final and Lowedges, as well as touches of 2009’s Truelove’s Gutter and Standing At The Sky’s Edge.
You can listen to ‘Which Way’, the first track to debut from the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtI9ibk9gpU

For the first time ever, Hawley demoed the songs in his shed studio (‘Disgracelands’) with his long-time guitarist and confidant, Shez Sheridan (who also co-produced the album with Hawley and Colin Elliot). This allowed him to enter the studio with fully realised songs, and many of those original demos were so strong, they form part of the finished album, including the vocal to the sublime opening track, ‘I Still Want You’ - Hawley at his most vulnerable and romantic, with one of those choruses that only Hawley seems capable of writing, like a ballroom spotlight on a glitterball.
The album features some notable guests from the UK folk scene, Hawley’s neighbour and friend Martin Simpson, and Nancy Kerr. Other guests include one of Hawley’s oldest and dearest friends, Jarvis Cocker, and the Hick Street Chip Shop Singers, who are made up of various Sheffield luminaires, including Slow Club’s Rebecca Taylor.
HOLLOW MEADOWS is an album full of exceptional songwriting, beautiful melodies and harmonies, and some of the finest lyrics and vocals Hawley as ever written and recorded. It will further cement his reputation as one of Britain’s greatest songwriters of the past 15 years. The album will be available on CD, digital download and gatefold double vinyl.

Dates and Tickets for Richard Hawley

Oct
25
Sun
2015

Brighton Dome
Brighton, UK
Doors at 19:00
Oct
26
Mon
2015

Corn Exchange
Cambridge, UK
Doors at 19:00
Oct
27
Tue
2015

plus special guests

The Institute
Birmingham, UK
Doors at 19:00
Nov
01
Sun
2015

plus support

O2 Academy Leeds
Leeds, UK
Doors at 19:00
Nov
06
Fri
2015

Sheffield Arena
Sheffield, UK
Doors at 18:30
Nov
08
Sun
2015

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Roundhouse
London, UK
Doors at 19:00
Sold Out
Nov
09
Mon
2015

Colston Hall
Bristol, UK
Doors at 19:00
Nov
10
Tue
2015

O2 Guildhall Southampton
Southampton, UK
Doors at 19:00
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