David Gray will release his new album Gold in a Brass Age on 8th March through IHT Records / AWAL Recordings.
His first album of new material in four years, Gold in a Brass Age will arrive ahead of a new headline tour kicking off in March. The lead single, The Sapling, is out now to stream and download.
For the album Gray has teamed up with producer Ben DeVries and it explores new electronic textures. The album’s artwork, designed by Peckham-based Londonboy Tattooer, depicts an Emperor moth with the City of London captured between its wingspan.
Speaking about the creation of Gold In A Brass Age, Gray says; “With this album, my default position was to do everything differently. I didn’t think ‘this would be a good hook or ‘these lyrics could work for a chorus’. I was keen to get away from narrative. Instead of writing melodies, I looked for phrases with a natural cadence, so that the rhythm began with the words. I reimagined where a song might spring from and what form it could take.”
Gray’s headline tour will start at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on Friday 15th March and end with two nights at Dublin’s Bord Gais Theatre on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April.
The full list of dates is:
Fri 15th Mar – Cardiff, St David’s Hall
Sat 16th Mar – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Sun 17th Mar – London, Royal Festival Hall
Tue 19th Mar – Brighton, Dome
Wed 20th Mar – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 22nd Mar – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Sat 23rd Mar – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Sun 24th Mar – Gateshead, Gateshead
Tues 26th Mar – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
Wed 27th Mar – Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre
Fri 29th Mar – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Sat 30th Mar – York, Barbican
Sun 31st Mar – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Tues 2nd Apr – Belfast, Waterfront
Thur 4th Apr – Castlebar, Royal Theatre
Fri 5th Apr – Dublin, Bord Gais Theatre
Sat 6th Apr – Dublin, Bord Gais Theatre