It comes as no real surprise that Newcastle’s experimental folk maverick Richard Dawson should call his new album ‘Nothing Important’…it matches his eccentricity and underground status perfectly, far removed from the manufactured world. The truth is of course the complete opposite. In his FRUK review of Dawson’s The Glass Trunk Harry Wheeler made no bones about his love for the man’s work “King of the power Ballard. Full of grit and no bull shit, while simultaneously being capable of producing music as sweet and sensitive as Joanna Newsome, without the sickly gloss” (Read the full review).
Whilst that album was inspired by the archives at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle this new releases features a four song suite exploring broad ideas of memory, family, mortality and love through a prism of keenly focused personal recollection. You never quite know what Dawson is going to release next – here’s a taste of one of the four lengthy explorations from the album which is also his first release for Weird World:
Album Launch at Newcastle’s The Star & Shadow (Stepney Bank) on 1st Nov. – Tickets