Bill Ryder-Jones confirms UK tour for 2019
3rd October 2018
At the end of last month, Bill Ryder-Jones played a series of glorious UK shows including London’s Southbank; he is now pleased to announce a full UK tour for February 2019 in support of his forthcoming album Yawn – to be released on November 2nd via Domino.
Alongside the UK tour, he has additionally confirmed a string of instore appearances around the album’s release. Bill has shared two tracks from Yawn so far, ‘Mither’ and ‘And Then There’s You’.
A buckle-up and knuckle-down listen, Yawn rewards the listeners’ attention with motifs and melodies that play hide and seek but never fail to deliver on those between-the-lines verities. This musical belief of delayed gratification is something Bill learnt from classical music as a child, from Elgar and Debussy in particular – and over the long hall of his short life, you can hear these riches being polished on Yawn. Most of the 10 songs clock-in over the 5 minute mark and this wide-angle lens affords us time to interpret and translate meaning – or just to revel in it.
Multi-instrumentalist, producer, string-arranger and composer Bill Ryder-Jones has had a career spanning 15 years, a rarity in a world that so often looks to the new. From his musical interpretation of Italo Calvino’s ‘If On A Winters Night A Traveller' (If… in 2011), 2013’s A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, the acclaimed West Kirby County Primary (2015) and now to Yawn, Bill has constantly widened his scope, weaving in an overarching sense of authenticity, intimacy and wryness as he goes.
Yawn is available to pre-order on Dom-Mart exclusive deluxe LP (signed clear heavyweight vinyl + bonus 7”), indie exclusive deluxe LP (clear heavyweight vinyl), LP, CD (Dom-Mart exclusive CD will be signed) and digitally. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital
2018 live dates
Fri 2nd Nov – Jacaranda Phase One, Liverpool Instore – Bill with cello
Tues 6th Nov – Rough Trade, Nottingham Instore - solo
Wed 7th Nov – Rough Trade, Bristol Instore - solo
Thurs 8th Nov – Resident, Brighton Instore - solo
Fri 9th Nov – Rough Trade East, London Instore – Bill with cello
Thurs 13th December - Central Hall, Liverpool Tickets
2019 live dates
Tues 12th Feb – Salt Beer Factory, Shipley Tickets
Wed 13th Feb – Summerhall, Edinburgh Tickets
Fri 15th Feb – The Bodega, Nottingham Tickets
Sat 16th Feb – The Castle and Falcon, Birmingham Tickets
Sun 17th Feb – Thekla, Bristol Tickets
Mon 18th Feb – The Haunt, Brighton Tickets
Tues 19th Feb – EartH, London Tickets
Thurs 21st Feb – Black Box, Belfast Tickets
Fri 22nd Feb – Whelans, Dublin Tickets
Tickets on presale via Bill’s mailing list 4th Oct, on general sale 5th Oct