Biography

Such is the degree to which Richard Dawson has drawn down long drafts from the whirlpools of Elemental North Eastern Archetypes, he may now be one himself. Fearless in his research and willingness to follow his inspiration, Dawson has created an impressive catalogue of music and storytelling steeped in both ancient myths and contemporary dread. A fog of sickness, trauma and mute inevitability inhabits these records and is often expressed in the havoc with which Dawson's hands produce sounds from his long-suffering guitar, an instrument as bruised, individual and indefatigable as its owner.

Latest Release

Richard Dawson 2020

Album | 11th October 2019

2020 is the sixth solo album from Richard Dawson, the black-humoured bard of Newcastle. The album is an utterly contemporary state-of-the-nation study that uncovers a tumultuous and bleak time. Here is an island country in a state of flux; a society on the edge of mental meltdown.

Latest Release

Richard Dawson 2020

Album | 11th October 2019

Album Description

2020 is the sixth solo album from Richard Dawson, the black-humoured bard of Newcastle. The album is an utterly contemporary state-of-the-nation study that uncovers a tumultuous and bleak time. Here is an island country in a state of flux; a society on the edge of mental meltdown.

Tracklisting

  • 1Civil Servant
  • 2The Queen's Head
  • 3Two Halves
  • 4Jogging
  • 5Heart Emoji
  • 6Black Triangle
  • 7Fulfilment Centre
  • 8Fresher's Ball
  • 9No-One
  • 10Dead Dog in an Alleyway
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Live Dates

  • Thursday 16th AprilParadiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands Buy Tickets
  • Thursday 30th AprilWestgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough, UK Buy Tickets
  • Friday 1st MayThe Crescent, York, UK Buy Tickets
  • Saturday 2nd MayThe Trades Club, Bradford, UK Buy Tickets
  • Wednesday 6th MayThe Bunkhouse, Swansea, UK Buy Tickets
  • Friday 8th MayQuarterhouse, Canterbury, UK Buy Tickets
  • Thursday 21st MayFolken - Akvariet, Stavanger, Norway Buy Tickets
  • Friday 22nd MayBLĂ…, Oslo, Norway Buy Tickets
  • Thursday 20th August - Sunday 23rd AugustGreen Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK Buy Tickets
  • Thursday 3rd September - Sunday 6th SeptemberLarmer Tree Gardens, Shaftesbury, UK Buy Tickets