BC Camplight announces solo grand piano tour

Currently putting the finishing to a new studio album, hopefully due for release later this year, BC CAMPLIGHT will be embarking on a solo grand piano tour in April, playing songs from his critically acclaimed album How To Die In The North alongside older tracks from his catalogue and also some new numbers. April will also see him headline with his band at the Wales Goes Pop! Festival in Cardiff. Dates/info below:

Tuesday 4th April – MANCHESTER – St Michael’s

Sunday 16th April – CARDIFF – The Gate (Wales Goes Pop!)

Tuesday 18th April – BRIGHTON – Komedia

Wednesday 19th April – BRISTOL – The Lantern

Thursday 20th April – LONDON – The Forge

Friday 21st April – BIRMINGHAM – Note Bar

Saturday 22nd April – GLASGOW – Stereo

In late July BC Camplight will also perform with his band at the Deershed Festival in North Yorkshire and Farmfestival in Somerset.

Critical acclaim for How To Die In The North, released early 2015 on Bella Union:

“An album of 60s psych-pop, full of lush dynamics and honey-glazed harmonies… An out-of-time treat” Uncut – 8/10

“Grim Cinema charges along like a souped-up Beach Boys, while Lay Me On The Floor is twisty 10CC art-rock. But it’s in its downtempo moments that this album really stirs the soul. Why Doesn’t Anyone Fall In Love Anymore is a soaring Nilsson-cum-John Grant anthem. Melodic and eccentric, this is a multilayered beauty”  Q – 4 Stars ****

“Christinzio sounds both lost and found, with epic bitter and sweet notes” MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“An extraordinary album from a singer-songwriter who calls to mind the magic of Brian Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Harry Nilsson,  Super Furry Animals and Ariel Pink.” Sunday Times 

“An assured, beautifully crafted work filled with dreamy tunes to frame the singer’s Beach Boys-style falsetto… A master exponent of psych-pop.” The Sun – 4.5/5 *****

“An eccentric showcase of melodic wizadry and musical virtuosity… The blockbusting ballad ‘Why Doesn’t Anybody Fall In Love’ is a Nilsson-worthy piece of work that closes what’s not only a remarkable return, but also a songwriting master-class that will hopefully see BC Camplight embark upon a second act worthy of his talents.” Record Collector – 4 Stars ****

“BC Camplight emerges here as a major songwriting force… ‘You Should Have Gone To School’ is a confessional borne on breathy harmonies and sumptuous power-chords while album highlight ‘Just Because I Love You’ has the first truly great pop chorus of 2015.” Sunday Express – 4 Stars ****

“Themes of loss (Atom Bomb), relationship failure (Grim Cinema) and distrust of love (most of the album) are sent on beguiling journeys that pull in everything from neo-psychedelia, to string-laden surf pop and Nilsson-esque balladry, held together by crisp, unforgettable melodies… Dying never sounded more alive.” The Skinny – 4 Stars ****