David Ramirez is set to hit the road in the UK this week on January 12 for a nine-date tour (dates below), including a date at London’s St Pancras Old Church. To coincide with the tour, Ramirez has shared a stripped back take on his recent single ‘Watching From A Distance’ which you can hear below:
This particularly poignant take embellishes the track’s more delicate moments and further asserts Ramirez’s way with words and emotions, particularly on this song which acknowledges the distancing rift between lovers. Upon initial release earlier this year, David’s fourth album received praise from Q, Uncut, The Independent and Folk Radio UK where it was a Featured Album of the Month. In his review, Paul Kerr described Ramirez as “an acute observer of the fractured state of the nation, its lost souls and lost ideals but even as he sees discord, he is hopeful for the future…” You can read our review of his album We’re Not Going Anywhere here which is now due for its UK commercial release on January 12 falling in-line with his UK tour.
Ramirez – who comes from a unique perspective of having a dual Mexican and American heritage – wrote We’re Not Going Anywhere as a response to anger and defiance towards the American political landscape. Whilst holed away in a barn-turn-studio in Maine earlier this year, miles from anybody else, Ramirez and his band felt geographically excluded from the politics but via social media and television, heavily engaged, informed and not necessarily partisan.
January 2018 UK Tour Dates
12 January – London, Old St Pancras Church
13 January – Brighton, Open Studios
14 January – Sheffield, The Greystones
15 January – Bristol, Louisiana
16 January – Nottingham, Bodega
17 January – Leicester, Duffy’s
18 January – Manchester, The Castle
19 January – Glasgow, Broadcast
21 January – Newcastle, Cluny 2