Andy Burrows, whose stunning new album, Fall Together Again, is released on Play It Again Sam on 20th October, has invited the London singer-songwriter Charlene Soraia to join him on his upcoming UK tour dates.
Burrows first heard Charlene Soraia on Radio 1 earlier this year and was enthralled by the London-born singer-songwriter, who is preparing for the release of her new album on Peacefrog Records, following a self-released debut and the #3 single, Fallen. A Twitter friendship blossomed, and now Soraia will join Burrows on the following dates:
Sun 26 Oct SOUTHAMPTON, Talking Heads (tickets: www.seetickets.com)
Mon 27 Oct MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge (tickets: www.glasswerk.co.uk)
Tues 28 Oct BIRMINGHAM, The Hare and Hounds (tickets: www.glasswerk.co.uk)
Thurs 30 Oct LONDON, Camden Dingwalls (tickets: www.gigsandtours.com)
The first single from Burrows’ new album, As Good As Gone, meanwhile, is racing up the Airplay charts, with playlists and Records of the Week coming in thick and fast from stations up and down the country. As well as the UK dates, Andy Burrows has now announced a string of European shows, thus:
Fri 14 Nov AMSTERDAM, Paradiso
Sun 16 Nov BRUSSELS, Rotondo@Botanique
Mon 17 Nov BERLIN, Privat Club
Tue 18 Nov MUNICH, Strom
Wed 19 Nov LAUSANNE, Cave de Blue
More About Fall Together Again
Brilliantly, unashamedly melodic, Fall Together Again is the kind of record where the earworms patiently queue up to present themselves one after the other; where songs open out into soaring choruses that soon give way to brighter and ever bolder hooks. It’s a record imbued with the spirit of early McCartney solo albums and sunroof-down daydream soul. It’s shot through with the kind of sun-dappled soft rock that used to radiate from American FM radios in mid-’70s.
From the chain gang chant of As Good As Gone to the Lindsey Buckingham-esque Who Are You Now? via the freewheelin’ City To Coast, Fall Together Again has all the bliss and brightness of an open coast road in summer. It’s the record that will put Andy Burrows’ past way behind him and should see him rightly recognised as one of our boldest and most consistent songwriters.
Andy Burrows – Fall Together Again – 20th October