INTERFERENCE (OF LIGHT) LP / 20 AUGUST 2021
FULL UK TOUR / AUTUMN 2021
NEWTON FAULKNER has announced that his new album INTERFERENCE (OF LIGHT) will be released on 20 August via Battenberg Records on vinyl, CD and digital formats.
Four years on from his last studio album, Newton has been working throughout lockdown from his recording studio in East London, exploring a number of new and unexplored styles and ideas, using them as the building blocks for his new album. “I’m not very precious anymore,” he remarks. “The music is a bit chunkier, it’s definitely way heavier and much less acoustic than previously. I feel like the stuff I’ve written recently is simpler but it’s tasteful … it works as songs. I can feel it.”
The first single from the album, TOGETHER, will be released in early June.
INTERFERENCE (OF LIGHT) is an album that sees Newton push himself further, both musically and vocally. “I want to boil things down to their strongest form,” he says. “It’s about the songs. However good you are at playing, if the voice isn’t up to scratch and the songs aren’t good enough, no one is going to listen to them.”
“It’s grizzly, soulful and a step further,” he says of his new material. “Vocally, I’ve learned a huge amount over the years. I was a guitarist and a writer who sang. That’s kind of where I came from. And now I feel like my voice has caught up with the stuff I was doing on guitar.”
The new album is Newton at his most daring, and his most familiar. Keeping to his trademark songwriting and storytelling, this album reflects his feelings on current times. “I don’t think things get better or worse, they just change,” he says. “I’ve kind of purposefully steered away from any of the cliques that have appeared around me. I’ve just remained this solitary figure. I love it!”
INTERFERENCE (OF LIGHT) will be released on vinyl, CD and digital formats, all featuring different track lists, as Newton explains.
“The way people listen to music has changed dramatically in the time I’ve been making and releasing music and, for me, each medium has a different purpose and requires a different approach. Interludes, which played a huge part in Hand Built by Robots, make no sense being streamed on an online playlist but work amazingly on a CD, and vinyl is a different experience again. So, I’ve decided to package this album differently for each format: streaming sites will get a 17-track album with no interludes clogging up your shuffles; the CD will be 17 tracks plus interludes for a smoother flow; and the vinyl will be 11 tracks curated by me to work on one disc with the best possible flow from one side to the other and the best possible sound.”
Since the release of Hand Built by Robots in 2007 (featuring the massive hit Dream Catch Me) Newton Faulkner has become one of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters of the millennium. Later this year, he will be heading out on tour to play to live music-starved fans across the UK, starting with a number of socially distanced gigs, many of which are already sold out.
RESCHEDULED SOCIALLY DISTANCED TOUR
Sun 30 LEEDS Wardrobe (Sold Out)
Mon 31 STOKE Sugarmill (Sold Out)
Tue 01 LONDON Clapham Grand (Sold Out)
Wed 02 BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Fri 04 FROME Cheese & Grain
Sun 06 BOURNEMOUTH Old Fire Station (Sold Out)
Mon 07 GUILDFORD Holy Trinity Church
Tue 08 TUNBRIDGE WELLS Assembly Hall Theatre
RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 2020
Fri 24 CHESTER Live Room
Sat 25 CASTLETON Peak Cavern
Sun 26 HOLMFIRTH Picture Drome
Thu 30 BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex
Fri 01 TENBY De Valence Pavilion
Sat 02 SWANSEA Patti Pavilion
INTERFERENCE (OF LIGHT) TOUR
Mon 11 GLASGOW Galvanizers SWG 3
Tue 12 EDINBURGH Liquid Room
Sat 16 NEWCASTLE University
Mon 18 HULL Asylum
Tue 19 SHEFFIELD Leadmill
Wed 20 MANCHESTER Ritz
Fri 22 LIVERPOOL Academy
Sat 23 CARDIFF Tramshed
Mon 25 BIRMINGHAM Institute
Tue 26 LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire
Thu 28 NORWICH UEA
Fri 29 OXFORD Academy
Sat 30 BRISTOL Anson Rooms
Sun 31 TORQUAY Foundry
Tue 02 DUBLIN Academy
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.