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I know he has been mentioned in other threads now and then but couldn't find a thread purely for him. Just listened to the new album today and WOW, never given him much time before but this is actually amazing! What do we think the chances are? Really hope he isn't headlining a smaller stage as would love to see him mid afternoon, where has he played previously? Kind of hoping for a mid afternoon Other slot if he were to play.

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Paging @Quark

Aye, new album is fantastic. Been trying to get tickets for his gig in Stockholm but it's completely sold out, even on the resale sites. Would be delighted if he was at the farm but pretty sure he played this year? 

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Whaddup.

Yeah, amazing album. It's definitely up there for me, maybe not full of toe tappers but the sound is just...yeah.

He played Park this year I think, but I know a few on here reckon it wouldn't be a shock to see him back with the album getting the reviews it's had.

Good luck finding tix Swedge!

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I am same, but just Leeds and Manchester and not a sniff. He subbed Park last year but this album is being called one of the greatest this decade and I can see why. He seems the type of guy that would play for a small fee though and he will know the exposure this album will get on BBC if he played a decent spot.

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I've seen him on The Park (mid afternoon IIRC) 2013, Crow's Nest 2014 also played Avalon same year but he fell foul of a clash (can't recall who) Gutted that I have stupidly missed out tickets for him at Newcastle Academy (sold out) through hesitating (and not particularly liking that venue).

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The Park 2013

Special memories of seeing him playing Wylam Brewery Newcastle in 2016, great venue.

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Correction Crows Nest set was 2016, when he also played West Holts.

Turns out you can't keep the bugger away from the place!

I reckon he'll be on Pyramid if he plays this year, his new album is superb as was the one before (but then as you can perhaps tell I'm something of a devotee)

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I saw him at the Avalon in 2014 and it wasn’t great as he had an issue with his in ear monitor. Missed out on tickets last year so would be delighted to see him again next year. 

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42 minutes ago, Rumblestripe said:

I've seen him on The Park (mid afternoon IIRC) 2013, Crow's Nest 2014 also played Avalon same year but he fell foul of a clash (can't recall who) Gutted that I have stupidly missed out tickets for him at Newcastle Academy (sold out) through hesitating (and not particularly liking that venue).

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The Park 2013

Special memories of seeing him playing Wylam Brewery Newcastle in 2016, great venue.

I picked up 4 last week for the Academy. Assuming that there’s been some new album bounce... 

Listened to his Adam Buxton podcast last week, really interesting fella. 

Not been to Wylam for a gig yet, got Quantic there soon to remedy that though.

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How was his Park slot this year? Seemed an odd booking so late after his last album.

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Just to echo above, Kiwanuka may be my favourite album of the year, mainly depends what I think of Ghosteen when I get to know it properly. He’s got to be in for a significant slot next June, headlining the Park or close to the top elsewhere.

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i never listened to him before this album. seeing it was produced by danger mouse got me interested. its one of the best albums this year with lana del ray. stunning album, one of my must sees now next year!

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i think he is a Park Headliner next time up..

I stood next to him in The Portland Arms in Cambridge a few years ago and he watched nearly all of the set of his support act, a local early teenage guitar band.. what a bloke.

He is an amazing artist. You just get a sense that he is going to write an all time classic tune, delivered with such feeling..

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1 hour ago, Badlands said:

How was his Park slot this year? Seemed an odd booking so late after his last album.

It was our favorite show from this year's festival. We are no fans and he and his band blew our mind.

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I know that he's definitely playing other UK dates next summer after his tour in the spring, so I think it'll be a big surprise if he's not there

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Could see him getting a pretty decent Pyramid slot this year like pre-D Ross. I’d always avoided listening to him as I foolishly lumped him in with all the other sadsacks with guitars without really giving him much of a try but the new album instantly won me over.

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11 hours ago, Badlands said:

I picked up 4 last week for the Academy. Assuming that there’s been some new album bounce... 

Listened to his Adam Buxton podcast last week, really interesting fella. 

Not been to Wylam for a gig yet, got Quantic there soon to remedy that though.

You're going to love the Wylam, lovely quite intimate venue, great beer reasonably priced, good sound, compare and contrast with the Academy on all those points...

As for his "classic tune", well "Hero" off the new album is awesome but I like this extended version of "Cold Little Heart"

It's odd to read some of the comments under the video with people hearing so many different things in the music (Pink Floyd crop up more than once!)

 

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8 hours ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

He's already done it.

i meant in a Percy Sledge general populus psyche kind of way, rather than with the beard strokers on here... maybe Love and Hate will make it onto a Levis ad...

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8 hours ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

He's already done it.

What song do you think that is?

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How was his Park slot this year? Seemed an odd booking so late after his last album.

Cold Little Heart is fantastic but I’d argue that it’s more to do with DM’s spaghetti western style intro than the song itself. 

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I saw this guy at electric in I think 2013 and he blew me away, I had no idea who he was! I haven’t seen him since I must give the new album a spin.

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3 hours ago, Fred Zepplin said:

What song do you think that is?

Black Man in a White World. Great tune and one of the most potent lyrics in ages. 

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