KING CREOSOTE ANNOUNCES UK LIVE DATES
King Creosote | 17/06/14
King Creosote has announced further UK live dates this September and October to support the release of his forthcoming album, From Scotland With Love, including a matinee show at London’s Milton Court at The Barbican on 27th September.
Full live dates with ticket links are as follows, with newly added shows in bold:
Tues 31 Jul 2014 UK GLASGOW GREEN (live to a screening of the film)
Sat 27 Sep 2014 UK LONDON MILTON COURT - MATINEE SHOW @ 4PM (live to a screening of the film)
Sat 27 Sep 2014 UK LONDON MILTON COURT – EVENING SHOW (live to a screening of the film)
Mon 06 Oct 2014 UK BRISTOL THEKLA
Tue 07 Oct 2014 UK BRIGHTON KOMEDIA
Wed 08 Oct 2014 UK LIVERPOOL THE EPSTEIN THEATRE
Fri 10 Oct 2014 UK KENDAL BREWERY
Sat 11 Oct 2014 UK LEEDS HOWARD ASSEMBLY ROOM
Sun 12 Oct 2014 UK NANTWICH WORDS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Composed of eleven stunning and emotive tracks, From Scotland With Love was written by King Creosote and produced by music supervisor and guitarist David McAulay, with additional production by Paul Savage, in Chem19 Studios in Glasgow. The record features King Creosote accompanied by his band – Derek O’Neill (keyboards), Andy Robinson (drums), Pete Mcleod (bass), and Kevin Brolly (clarinet) – as well as an additional string section (arranged by cellist Pete Harvey), and a choir of backing vocalists. For One Night Only (RUG608D) will be released as the first single from the album, and both single and album will be available on 21st July 2014. Watch the accompanying video, extracted from the film, From Scotland With Love.
From Scotland With Love was created in collaboration with director Virginia Heath and Producer Grant Keir as an audio-accompaniment to a poetic documentary film of the same name, to be released for the Commonwealth Games this summer. Featuring archive footage but no narration or interview, the film works around themes of love and loss, war, resistance, emigration, work and play, and is driven as much by the music as it is the images. For the first time King Creosote found himself being able to write from other people’s perspectives, such as the female characters found in the archive (the ‘fisher lassies’ inspired the moving track Cargill, for example). The result is From Scotland With Love, one of King Creosote’s most widescreen cinematic and finest pieces of work to date.
From Scotland With Love will be released on CD (WIGCD338), heavyweight vinyl LP with download codes (WIGLP338) and Digital (WIG338D). An extended version of the album encompassing all the music from the film will be available on heavyweight double gatefold vinyl LP (WIGLP338X) with 8 bonus tracks, Favourite Girl, Melt, Marie Celeste, Carry On Dancing, Hair of the Dawn, Return Ticket, 678, Bringing in the Bales. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart, HERE. The standard edition is available through iTunes, HERE and the Extended Edition, HERE.
BBC 2 Scotland will screen the film, From Scotland With Love, on the 22nd June at 10pm.