The inimitable Ed Harcourt releases his new single ‘Hey Little Bruiser’ was released a week ago, on CCCLX, the new label set up by Sean Adams, founder of Drowned in Sound.
A soaring, piano-led ode to his son (Franklyn), ‘Hey Little Bruiser’ features guest violin from Ed’s wife Gita Harcourt and delivers standout line “you got the good bits from your mother and the bad parts from me,” in typically self-deprecating fashion.
It’s a highlight of the sublime new LP ‘Back Into The Woods’, which was recorded in just six hours at the iconic Abbey Road studios and is set for release on February 25th 2013.
With Catherine A.D as special guest support, this spring Ed will bring the album to life on a 12-date tour of England’s finest churches and concert halls, starting out The Great Escape Festival in Brighton and finishing up at Norwich Arts Centre June 11th.
Ed Harcourt plays:
Thurs 16th-18th BRIGHTON, Great Escape Festival
Wed 29th BRISTOL, Colston Hall 2
Thu 30th LONDON, Cadogan Hall
Fri 31st WOLVES, Slade Rooms
Sun 2nd HEBDEN BRIDGE, Trades Club
Mon 3rd MANCHESTER, St Philip’s Salford
Tue 4th SHEFFIELD, Library Theatre
Thu 6th LEEDS, Holy Trinity
Fri 7th LIVERPOOL, Scandinavian Church
Sun 9th NEWCASTLE, Sage 2
Mon 10th YORK, NCEM
Tue 11th NORWICH, Arts Centre
Tickets are priced at £12.50 (up to £17.50 for London) and are available to buy from Ed’s website.
The current single ‘Hey Little Bruiser’ video
“Elegant sixth album from underrated national treasure – 8/10” – Uncut