KATE JACKSON announces September/October UK tour – Debut album British Road Movies out now via Hoo Ha Records

July 20, 2016
David Emery

David Emery

(Former frontwoman of The Long Blondes)

Announces UK tour in September/October

Debut solo album, British Road Movies,
out now via Hoo Ha Records

Following critical acclaim for her debut album, British Road Movies, Kate Jackson has announced tour dates for September and October, backed by her band The Wrong Moves. Dates are as follows:

Saturday 23rd July – Tramlines, Sheffield (tickets)
Friday 2nd September – The Cookie Jar, Leicester (tickets)
Saturday 3rd September – Think Tank, Newcastle (tickets)
Sunday 4th September – Factory, Manchester (tickets)
Saturday 24th September – Open, Norwich (tickets)
Sunday 25th September – Brudenell, Leeds (tickets)
Saturday 1st October – The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds (tickets)
Friday 7th October – Hope & Ruin, Brighton (tickets)
Saturday 8th October – The Rainbow, Birmingham (tickets)

British Road Movies was written by Jackson alongside guitarist and producer Bernard Butler (Suede, The Tears) at West Heath Studios in London. These ten songs were conceived as cinematic starting points, movie titles with lyrical story-boards. With ‘British Road Movies’ Jackson paints scenes and tells stories, paying homage to the colour, weather and architecture seen from every car windscreen. 

The album takes in eclectic musical styles, from synth driven glam rock to Blade Runner electronica, faded piano allure to sweeping strings alt-country. All these recordings have two things in common, Jackson’s unique vocal top line and Butler’s instantly recognisable guitar. These are big, melodic alternative pop songs, with the guitarist’s naturally cinematic production perfectly complementing the narrative of the record. 

Praise for British Road Movies:

“She still knows her way around a stomping, shimmering pop gem.. a most welcome return” Guardian

“The former Long Blondes voice mixes soul stomp, Saint Etienne and JG Ballard” Mojo

“Traveling from soaring guitar pop to downbeat, piano-led creeping, ‘British Road Movies’ feels like a trip in the truest sense… one of [Britain’s] most intriguing new solo artists.”
– 4/5, DIY

“Tales of running away with your lover backed by chugging motorik rhythms and sparkly pop” Guardian Guide

“Opener ‘The End of Reason’ sets the tone, boundlessly energetic, and everything else just falls in line – ‘Metropolis’ so playful and bouncy, ‘Stranded’ so sharply melodic, and ‘British Road Movies’ such a short sharp shock to the core of British indie pop”
– 8/10, Loud & Quiet

“The former Long Blondes frontwoman is a natural-born storyteller and her first solo album is a literate kind of indie rock” GQ

“An intriguing drive-time playlist results, with things getting Pulp-y on the Phil Spector-pop 16 Years, The Atlantic recalling Berlin-era Bowie and long-distance haulage reverie Homeward Bound finding [Bernard] Butler synthesizing the sound of post-punk Manchester with a smoother kind of radio rock” Q

“a strong and confident comeback.” – 8/10, Clash

“British Road Movies showcases a clear-sighted and absorbing vision.” – 4/5, The Skinny

“Racing with the soaring momentum of the open road and bright city lights, Jackson sings about wasted days with such a buoyant energy that any negativity seems almost lost – which is kind of the point.” The Line Of Best Fit

Watch the video for ‘The End of Reason’:

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