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Justin Currie & The Pallbearers

Perth Festival of Arts 2017 Happening 26th May 2017 in Perth

About Justin Currie & The Pallbearers

‘This Is My Kingdom Now’ is the new album from Justin Currie, to be released May 12, 2017 on Endless Shipwreck Records. Currie will support the release with a headline tour with his band The Pallbearers, culminating at Islington Assembly Hall on June 2. After 22 years toiling in the moderately successful pop/rock outfit Del Amitri, Justin Currie made the rash decision to go it alone in 2003, spending the next four years fannying about writing, drinking and doing any weird non-rock gig he was invited to participate in; jazz shows, folk shows and soul shows added more saggy strings to his collection of bows. In 2008 he finally pulled his finger out and pushed the button on a solo career with the release of his masterpiece of maudlin, ‘What Is Love For’. The question mark was missing, perhaps denoting an answer reached: "the future is miserable and I shall sing it". His fourth album of this series, ‘This Is My Kingdom Now’, follows on from follow-ups ‘The Great War’ (2010) and ‘Lower Reaches’ (2013). The pop sensibility of Del Amitri's sprightly hits was largely missing from this solo oeuvre, replaced by a tone Currie himself describes as "suicide in a saucy shirt". Over time audiences have begun to divine hit-type hooks buried within the gloom and now flock to hear epics such as "No, Surrender", "If I Ever Loved You" and "Falsetto" with an alacrity some find surprising in an age where distraction from modernity's inferno is a kind of medical emergency. Currie lives and breathes in Glasgow, collects beer mats and makes his own cushions.

Essential information

Category:
Music / Pop Music
Price:
£25
Date:
26th May 2017
Time:
20:00

Event contact information

Bookings
Perth Concert Hall Box Office
Tel: 01738 621031
E-mail: info@perthfestival.co.uk
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Perth Concert Hall
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Phone: 08456126321
Web: www.horsecross.co.uk
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