NEW SINGLE ‘SEIZE THE NIGHT’ OUT 11th MARCH 2016
+ 17 UK TOUR DATES THIS FEBRUARY
WATCH THE ‘SEIZE THE NIGHT’ VIDEO BELOW
“Powerful, political and pertinent” THE INDEPENDENT
Will Varley kicks off 2016 with the release of new single ‘Seize The Night’ taken from the much-lauded album ‘Postcards From Ursa Minor’released back in October 2015.
The song is about living life to the full and sharing memories of good times from the past whilst remembering to savour each moment of the present the best you can. To reinforce these sentiments, label-mate, friend and tour buddy Frank Turner shows up to provide extra vocals on the track. The song has already had radio play on 6Music and Radio X, and it shows yet another side of Will’s multi-faceted writing and multitudinous ways with words.
Check out the video here
Before the single, Will Varley will be heading out on a headline tour in February; 17 UK dates up and down the country culminating in his biggest headline show to date at London’s Scala on 10th March. Bristol is already sold out, and more will follow so booking tickets should be your priority.
Support comes from Xylaroo and Molly’s Lips.
Full dates are:
10 Newcastle, Cluny 2
11 Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms
12 Glasgow, King Tuts
13 Manchester, Night and Day
18 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
19 Liverpool, Buyers Club
20 Nottingham, Bodgea
23 Cambridge, J2 @ Junction
24 Norwich, Waterfront Studios
25 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
26 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
27 Bristol, Louisiana SOLD OUT
28 Exeter, The Phoenix
02 Plymouth, The Junction
03 Falmouth, Mono
04 Southampton, Joiners
10 London, Scala
However, this won’t be your only chance to see Will on tour this year – not by a long shot. He’s currently on tour with Frank Turner and Skinny Lister in Europe, before joining Skinny Lister and Beans On Toast on a North American XMR tour later March. Dates for these support slots are below. These tours already follow a jam-packed couple of years for Will who has played at The Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust, headlined his own spring tour in 2015, played dates with cult legend Beans On Toast, released an EP, and spent last summer supporting The Proclaimers across the UK as well as festival appearances at Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Green Man and BoomTown amongst others.
Produced by Tristan Ivemy and mastered at Abbey Road by Frank Arkwright (Arcade Fire, Blur) ‘Postcards From Ursa Minor’ is a masterclass in songwriting that pushes the boundaries of the ‘one man and a guitar’ format. From rowdy drinking songs with sprawling chaotic arrangements to his sparse solo performances he covers a range of subjects with his trademark sprinkling of social commentary, politics and wry humour.
Since completing his walking tour in 2014 and being named one of Time Out’s rising stars of 2015, Will had tracks played on BBC Radio 2, 6 & XFM including mentions from Steve Lamacq, Communion Records and Rob Da Bank. Varley’s high energy live shows, which jump effortlessly from heartbreaking love songs to hilarious shaggy dog stories, are complimented by his self-made music videos that in turn have clocked up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and bought attention to his songs from all over the world.
Between touring constantly for the past five years and co-running his own record label & the sell-out Smugglers festival where he’s based in Kent, interest in Will is reaching fever pitch.
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