King Creosote shares live film 'Live at EartH Hackney'
Photo credit: Calum Gordon

King Creosote shares live film 'Live at EartH Hackney'

At the tail end of last year, King Creosote released the excellent I DES,  his first album in seven years. The record’s kaleidoscopic musical terrain plots vibraphones, accordions, e-bows, samplers, ungulates, pipes, scratched records and wine glass-drones across its landscape. But there’s common ground in the wonder of the synthesiser  – not to mention Kenny Anderson’s singular voice, and his roguish, roving, ever-evolving, gorgeous songs in the key of Fife.

Following sold out shows in London and Edinburgh including two performances at Queens Hall, King Creosote is pleased to announce the “Any Port in a Storm” tour of Scottish and Northern English coastal towns and islands as well as performaces at Norwich and Norfolk Folk Festival and in Liverpool. The band will also play at Celtic Connections in Glasgow later this month.

Alongside the announcement, King Creosote is pleased to share the wonderfully charming new short film Live From EartH Hackney directed by Greg Barnes (Black Country, New Road: Live at Bush Hall). The four-track film features live performances from his headline 4-piece show at London’s EartH Theatre alongside some idisyncratic solo performances shot in his hometown of Crail.




Upcoming live dates
Sunday 28th January - Celtic Connections, Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow – sold out
Friday 5th April - Troon Concert Hall, Troon
Saturday 6th April - Queens Hall, Dunoon
Friday 12th April - Ramsay Hall / NGGT Event, Islay
Friday 19th April - Community Centre, Portree, Skye
Saturday 20th April – Nevis Centre, Fort William
Friday 26th April - Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen
Saturday 27th April - Universal Hall, Findhorn
Sunday 28th April - Perth Theatre, Perth
Friday 3rd May - Hindmarch Hall, Alnmouth
Saturday 4th May - Parochial Hall, Great Ayton
Friday 17th May - St Michael's Church, Liverpool (4-piece)
Saturday 18th May - Norwich and Norfolk Festival @ Norwich Cathedral, Norwich (4-piece)
Friday 24th May - The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool
Saturday 25th May - An Lanntair, Stornoway
Friday 31st May – Gardyne, Dundee
Saturday 1st June - Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Unless specified these shows are a 2-piece performance
Tickets on general sale Friday 19th January at 10am local

King Creosote I DES

Album | 3rd November 2023

They say long live the king and all, but nothing’s ever set in stone. A quarter of a century since his self-inflicted coronation, and self-released debut solo album,  Kenny Anderson - DIY pop voyager, ancestral seaside home restorer, squeezebox lothario, Fife for lifer, diamond miner, hijacker of hearts, and the man also known as King Creosote - has released over 100 records (at a relatively conservative guess),  collaborated with the likes of Jon Hopkins, KT Tunstall, Beta Band’s Lone Pigeon, and had his songs covered and performed by artists including Patti Smith and Simple Minds.

Yet he’s still standing: fallible, doubtful, patched together, bloody-minded and unbowed. He’s got a new LP, despite or perhaps because of it all. It’s called I DES.


Tracklisting

  • 1It’s Sin That's Got Its Hold Upon Us
  • 2Blue Marbled Elm Trees
  • 3Burial Bleak
  • 4Dust
  • 5Walter de la Nightmare
  • 6Susie Mullen
  • 7Love is a Curse
  • 8Ides
  • 9Please Come Back I Will Listen, I Will Behave, I Will Toe The Line
  • 10Drone in B#

King Creosote I DES

Album | 3rd November 2023

They say long live the king and all, but nothing’s ever set in stone. A quarter of a century since his self-inflicted coronation, and self-released debut solo album,  Kenny Anderson - DIY pop voyager, ancestral seaside home restorer, squeezebox lothario, Fife for lifer, diamond miner, hijacker of hearts, and the man also known as King Creosote - has released over 100 records (at a relatively conservative guess),  collaborated with the likes of Jon Hopkins, KT Tunstall, Beta Band’s Lone Pigeon, and had his songs covered and performed by artists including Patti Smith and Simple Minds.

Yet he’s still standing: fallible, doubtful, patched together, bloody-minded and unbowed. He’s got a new LP, despite or perhaps because of it all. It’s called I DES.


Tracklisting

  • 1It’s Sin That's Got Its Hold Upon Us
  • 2Blue Marbled Elm Trees
  • 3Burial Bleak
  • 4Dust
  • 5Walter de la Nightmare
  • 6Susie Mullen
  • 7Love is a Curse
  • 8Ides
  • 9Please Come Back I Will Listen, I Will Behave, I Will Toe The Line
  • 10Drone in B#
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