Newton Faulkner has released the exceptional new single Hit The Ground Running, taken from his brand new sixth studio album of the same name, which is out next month. The new release comes nearly ten years to the day of the release of Newton’s double platinum selling debut album Hand Built By Robots.

Featuring his synonymous percussive guitar playing, Hit The Ground Running is minimalistic in approach, but a true melodic force, showcasing a sky scraping falsetto that is up there with the very best. Lyrically uplifting, the track drives home a positive message of triumph over adversity and beating the odds to succeed.

Hit The Ground Running marks the British singer-songwriter’s sixth studio album, coming just over ten years since releasing his double platinum debut album Hand Built By Robots. Featuring the exuberance of album opener Smoked Ice Cream and This Kind Of Love to the mellow tones of All She Needs and Finger Tips, Hit The Ground Running is a bona fide package of musical variety, something that has almost become expected from Faulkner. Been Here Before serves up another fine example of his percussive acoustic pop, whilst Never Alone proves that his ear for mammoth melodies has strengthened yet again.

When he emerged in 2007, Newton Faulkner was the fleet-fingered prince of sparkling guitar pop. A graduate of the Guildford Academy of Contemporary Music, the songwriter from Surrey had a million-selling, number one hit with his debut album Hand Built By Robots. Singles Dream Catch Me and I Need Something still soundtrack festivals all over the world, along with his innovative cover of Massive Attack’s Teardrop. This is a man who knows how to entertain and to enthral.

The last two years since releasing his previous LP Human Love, have seen Newton join the cast of the award-winning musical American Idiot, based on the music of punk rock group Green Day, as well as penning music for films.



Date Venue
Sat 14th Limelight 2 Belfast
Sun 15th Whelan’s Dublin
Mon 16th Cyprus Avenue Cork
Fri 20th Universal Hall Findhorn
Sat 21st Village Hall Ullapool
Sun 22nd Sound Archive Kirkwall
Tue 24th Mareel Lerwick
Wed 25th Bogbain Farm Inverness
Thu 26th Aros Hall Tobermory
Sat 28th Liquid Room Edinburgh
Sun 29th Lemon Tree Aberdeen
Mon 30th Carnegie Hall Dunfermline


Date Venue
Wed 1st The Garage Glasgow
Thu 2nd O2 Academy Newcastle
Fri 3rd Beckett Students Union Leeds
Sat 4th The Picturedome Holmfirth
Mon 6th Leadmill Sheffield
Tue 7th RNCM Concert Hall Manchester
Wed 8th O2 Academy Liverpool
Fri 10th Central Station Wrexham
Sat 11th O2 Institute Birmingham
Mon 13th O2 Academy Leicester
Tue 14th Slade Rooms Wolverhampton
Wed 15th Epic Studios Norwich
Thu 16th Junction Cambridge
Sun 19th O2 Academy Bristol
Mon 20th Y Plas Cardiff
Thu 23rd Student Central ULU London
Fri 24th Student Central ULU London
Sun 26th Lemon Grove Exeter
Mon 27th Princess Pavilion Falmouth
Tue 28th The Factory Petroc Barnstaple
Thu 30th Old Fire Station Bournemouth


Date Venue
Fri 1st Assembly Hall Worthing

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