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 & Circle Henki

Album | 26th November 2021

Henki is the epic joint record from Richard Dawson, the diminutive Geordie troubadour, and Circle, the genre-straddling pioneers of The New Wave Of Finnish Heavy Metal. Unlike any metal album you have heard before, Henki’s seven tracks deal with special plants throughout history, making it the greatest flora-themed hypno-folk-metal record you’ll hear this year.

Latest Release

Richard Dawson & Circle Henki

Album | 26th November 2021

Album Description

Henki is the epic joint record from Richard Dawson, the diminutive Geordie troubadour, and Circle, the genre-straddling pioneers of The New Wave Of Finnish Heavy Metal. Unlike any metal album you have heard before, Henki’s seven tracks deal with special plants throughout history, making it the greatest flora-themed hypno-folk-metal record you’ll hear this year.

Tracklisting

  • 1Cooksonia
  • 2Ivy
  • 3Silphium
  • 4Silene
  • 5Methuselah
  • 6Lily
  • 7Pitcher
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Live Dates

  • Thursday 16th June - Saturday 18th JuneNordis, Helsinki, Finland Buy Tickets
  • Wednesday 6th JulyScala, London, UK Buy Tickets
  • Thursday 7th JulyBelgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds, UK Buy Tickets
  • Friday 8th JulyGorilla, Manchester, UK Buy Tickets
  • Friday 8th July - Sunday 10th JulySupersonic Festival, Birmingham, UK Buy Tickets
  • Tuesday 12th JulyBoiler Shop, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK Buy Tickets
  • Thursday 14th July - Sunday 17th JulyCardross Estate, Glasgow, UK Buy Tickets
  • Friday 26th August - Sunday 28th AugustMuncaster Castle, Barrow-in-Furness, UK Buy Tickets