RODDY WOOMBLE

ANNOUNCES NEW AUTUMN DATES

NEW EP ‘EVERYDAY SUN’ – OUT 27 MARCH 2020
WATCH VIDEO FOR THE TITLE TRACK HERE

RODDY WOOMBLE is pleased to confirm new live dates for Autumn 2020. 

Roddy had been due to tour the UK from 26th March to 6th May in support of upcoming EP: ‘Everyday Sun’. In light of the recent events, all dates have now been re-scheduled to the following:

RODDY WOOMBLE – 2020 UK TOUR DATES 

Thu 28 May 20 – Strathaven Frets Acoustic @ Strathaven Hotel

Fri 05 Jun 20 – Dundee Dundee University’s Chaplaincy Centre

Sat 06 Jun 20 – Wakefield Long Division

Thu 23 Jul 20 – Chester St Mary’s Creative Space

Fri 24 Jul 20 – Topcliffe Deer Shed Festival

Sat 25 Jul 20 – Newcastle Cumberland Arms

Sun 09 Aug 20 – Sunderland Lamplight Festival

Sat 15 Aug 20 – Edinburgh Summerhall / Edinburgh Fringe

Thu 10 Sep 20 – New Galloway Castle Douglas Catstrand Arts Centre

Fri 11 Sep 20 – Arbroath Webster Memorial Theatre

Sat 12 Sep 20 – Coventry The Tin Music & Acts

Sun 13 Sep 20 – Guildford The Boilerroom

Mon 14 Sep 20 – Brighton Komedia Studio

Tue 15 Sep 20 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

Wed 16 Sep 20 – Middlesborough Middlesbrough Town Hall

Thu 17 Sep 20 – Saltaire The Salt Factory

Fri 18 Sep 20 – Reading South Street Arts Centre

Sat 19 Sep 20 – Winchester The Railway Inn

Tickets on sale now - available here: 

https://www.roddywoomble.net 

 

Everyday Sun” is the latest single from RODDY WOOMBLE, and it is the first track taken from a forthcoming EP of the same name - out 27th March 2020.

The song is a hazy rumination, where observations on meaninglessness sit alongside optimism. Written alongside frequent collaborator and Idlewild bandmate Andrew Mitchell and recorded in the latter’s Dundee studio, it marks a departure from Woomble’s traditional working methods with either piano or guitar.

“I greatly enjoyed both of Andrew’s instrumental solo albums (under his Andrew Wasylyk moniker), and really liked the idea of trying to read some of my words over his compositions,” says Roddy. Andrew would send over ideas, essentially basic beats, and Roddy would construct lyrics around them. “It was interesting just to have an electronic drumbeat to base my words around,” he says of the experience. A new style of delivery, neither spoken word nor straight-forward singing, adds to the mystique and texture; many lines were also rearranged to strip them of conventional meaning and narrative. ”Do our souls cause the desert to exist?” he asks, later lamenting how “everyone lives in a state of forgetfulness” over woozy synth washes and a languid beat.

That intersection of memory and technology provided inspiration for film director Danny Grant, who shot the single’s accompanying video.

“I was watching a documentary from the early 1980s that had a section processed by video synthesizer, and was discussing how the abstraction of the processed images are an interesting representation of memory,” Grant says. “The tech was pretty raw but there was something compelling about the quality of it, and as soon as I heard ‘Everyday Sun’ I thought of those images. There’s some visuals taken from the lyrics – built up cities, empty spaces – and some abstract images, all processed to try and evoke the haze of a distant memory.”

Minimal and hypnotic, it’s neither song nor poem, and serves as the perfect taster for the rest of Roddy Woomble‘s new EP and forthcoming UK tour with Andrew Mitchell. “Spontaneous and creative” is how he describes their collaboration – qualities now applied to the latest chapter of one of Scotland’s most acclaimed artists.

“Everyday Sun” EP – out 27 March 2020

Also available as limited edition vinyl and CD

PRE-ORDER HERE: 

http://roddywoomble.net

WATCH THE ‘EVERYDAY SUN’ VIDEO HERE

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Or please contact:

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Notes to Editors:

“Everyday Sun

Words by Roddy Woomble

Produced and mixed by Andrew Mitchell

Video by Danny Grant

Artwork by Karan Kandhari

Images by Euan Robertson