Robyn Hitchcock shares new video for “August Sunglasses” ahead of his UK tour!

January 17, 2018


Video directed by Jeremy Dylan and stars Gillian Welch
UK Tour May 2018


Robyn Hitchcock’s has shared a new video for “August Sunglasses” which premiered at American Songwriter. Starring Gillian Welch and shot on location in East Nashville, the video was devised, directed, filmed and edited by Jeremy Dylan.

Of the video, Hitchcock says, “This song was written and set in Sydney, but the mood was just right this September in East Nashville. Gillian Welch, Harlowe Quinn from the 5-Spot (glimpsed onstage there with his band Prayer Flags), and Tubby my Scottish Fold cat are all local characters; they helped Jeremy Dylan and I crystallize the feel of summer turning to autumn here in Tennessee.”

Hitchcock continues to tour in support of his acclaimed 21st studio recording and first-ever eponymous release. U.S. solo dates resume January 12, with an appearance at the 30A Songwriters Festival and includes stops in Athens, GA at 40 Watt Club to City Vineyard at Pier 26 in New York.  Robyn will then be making his way across the pond in May for two UK shows with a full live band, His LA Squires, followed by an extensive string of solo acoustic shows around the country – dates below.

UK shows with His LA Squires:
11th May 2018, Manchester, Manchester Academy
12th May 2018 – London, ULU
UK & Ireland solo acoustic shows:
15th May 2018, Witney – Fat Li’s.
16th May 2018, Bristol – The Louisiana.
17th May 2018, Cambridge – Unitarian Churck.
18th May 2018, Cambridge – Unitarian Church. Sold Out
19th May 2018, St Leonards – Kino-Teatr.
22nd May 2018, Hull – Fruit.
23rd May 2018, Liverpool – Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room.
24th May 2018, Glasgow – Oran Mor.
25th May 2018, Sheffield – The Hubs.
26th May 2018, Morecambe – More Music.
29th May 2018, Newton Abbot – Kingkerswell Parish Church.
31st May 2018, Ramsgate – Ramsgate Music Hall.
1st June 2018, Dublin – The Workmans Club.

Robyn’s latest album Robyn Hitchcock, which was released on Yep Roc earlier this year received ecstatic reviews around the world, and in the US has been the highest charting album of Robyn’s career.

Hailed by Uncut as “the psych maverick’s loudest, liveliest album in decades,” and  “witty, moving and seriously catchy,” raved Paste, “Robyn Hitchcock is a glorious return for a man who wasn’t really gone in the first place.” “Astonishing evidence of a creative force that refuses to tamp down,” declared A.V. Club. “Four decades as a musician have only deepened, not lessened, Hitchcock’s legendary imagination and witty asides as we all trudge through reality.” “The bendy mirror through which (Hitchcock) refracts experience offers a sharper view year upon year,” noted Record Collector. “If his impishly sardonic persona implies disengagement from reality, even a cursory glance at his lyrics betrays the preoccupations of an individual familiar with the abyss.” “As random as a Frenchman’s hat,” wrote David Quantick in Classic Rock.

Robyn Hitchcock was recorded in Nashville with producer Brendan Benson and backing from some of Music City’s finest pickers and players, among them guitarist Annie McCue, steel guitarist Russ Pahl, bassist Jon Estes, and drummer Jon Radford. Harmony vocal contributions come courtesy of Grant-Lee Phillips, Gillian Welch, Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense), and singer/songwriter Emma Swift.

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