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John Grant announces new album, tour dates

By | Published on Wednesday 24 June 2015

John Grant

John Grant has announced that he will release his third solo album, ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’, through Bella Union on 2 Oct.

“I do think the album’s great, and I’m really proud of it”, says Grant. “I wanted to get moodier and angrier on this record, but I probably had a lot more fun making it”.

On the album’s title, he adds: “‘Grey tickles’ is the literal translation from Icelandic for ‘mid-life crisis’, while ‘black pressure’ is the direct translation from Turkish for ‘nightmare'”.

Grant plays three UK and Ireland dates in November, kicking off with two nights at Vicar Street in Dublin on 9-10 Nov, and then a night at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on 12 Nov.

Here’s a short album trailer, which features a clip of the album’s title track: