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.”

With Interference (Of Light) due to be released on 20th August via Battenberg Records, it is an album which 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.”

The new album is Newton at his most daring, and his most familiar. Keeping to his trademark song writing 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!”

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.

TOUR DATES 2021

September

Date Venue
Fri 24th Live Rooms Chester
Sat 25th The Devils Arse Castleton
Sun 26th Picture Dome Holmfirth
Thu 30th Apex Bury St Edmunds

October

Date Venue
Fri 1st De Valence Pavilion Tenby
Sat 2nd Patti Pavilion Swansea
Mon 11th Galvanizers SWG3 Glasgow
Tue 12th The Liquid Room Edinburgh
Sat 16th University Student’s Union Newcastle
Mon 18th Asylum Hull
Tue 19th Leadmill Sheffield
Wed 20th O2 Ritz Manchester
Fri 22nd O2 Academy Liverpool
Sat 23rd Tramshed Cardiff
Mon 25th O2 Institute Birmingham
Tue 26th O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London
Thu 28th Nick Rayns LCR UEA Norwich
Fri 29th O2 Academy Oxford
Sat 30th Anson Rooms Bristol
Sun 31st The Foundry Torquay

November

Date Venue
Tue 2nd The Academy Dublin
Wed 3rd SWX Bristol

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