Xtra Mile Recordings’ newest signing Will Varley unveils details of his forthcoming five-track EP, ‘Live At The Lighthouse’ which will be released on 4th May 2015.
The EP includes new song ‘We Don’t Believe You‘, a timely look at the current political climate in Britain – “If we’re after Britain First than we should probably be last, and before UK independence we should give back what isn’t ours” – taking on colonial history, globalisation and foreign policy all in the time it takes a pop song to say “I love you”. More live tracks from previous albums feature too, including the much-loved ‘Weddings and Wars’ (the history of the human race) and ‘King for a King’ (the story of a life from birth to death). There’s hardly time to breathe as Will’s viewpoint flows across the timeline of a mere moment or an entire millennium.
Will signed to Xtra Mile Recordings backstage at the Royal Albert Hall just moments before he performed on stage supporting Frank Turner as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig. He’s been named one of Time Out’s rising stars of 2015 as well as “Powerful, political and pertinent” by the Independent.
The 27-year-old rambling folk singer-songwriter from Kent is a self-made man who, on one recent tour, walked 500 miles with a guitar on his back, playing shows along the way. He makes his own music videos. He runs his own record label and music festival, Smugglers. As if mirroring his work ethic, his songs pack narrative detail. Each three or four minutes is earthy and punchy, rolling and rollicking upon barely-concealed anger, or blatant piss-taking.
Will Varley is on tour around the UK in May. Dates are below:
02 Nottingham @ Bodega Social Club
03 Salford @ Sounds From the Other City Festival
04 Edinburgh @ The Voodoo Rooms
05 Leeds @ Oporto
07 Winchester @ The Railway
08 Cardiff @ The Moon Club
10 Portsmouth @ Edge of the Wedge
15 Leicester @ The Cookie Jar
16 Brighton @ The Mesmerist (The Alt Escape)
20 St Albans @ The Horn
21 Bristol @ The Louisiana
23 Hay-On-Wye @ How the Light Gets In Festival
24 Cambridge @ Junction 2
27 London @ Oslo
29 Canterbury @ The Gulbenkian Theatre
Pre-order the digital-only EP here:
Amazon – http://smarturl.it/LATL-Amazon
Google Play – http://smarturl.it/LATL-GP
The EP tracklisting is:
- Weddings and Wars
- From Halcyon
- We Don’t Believe You
- King For A King
- I Got This Email