Grant-Lee Phillips shares new video for “King of Catastrophes”- Don’t miss his UK tour this month!

April 12, 2018

Denise Siegel

Grant-Lee Phillips
shares video to “King of Catastrophes”
New album Widdershins out now
Catch Grant-Lee Phillips on tour
in the UK this month!

Acclaimed Nashville-based singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips recently released his ninth solo album, Widdershinson Yep Roc Records and today he premieres his new video for the single “King of Catastrophes” on Folk Radio UK.

“King of Catastrophes is a bundle of anxieties, disguised as a lullaby.” Grant-Lee Phillips explains, “I tried to squeeze in every cataclysm I could think of in three minutes, all the ones that rhymed at least – I could have gone on. We were snowed in for a few days in Tennessee. In my state of cabin fever, I made this video.”

Recorded over four days at Sound Emporium in Nashville, the new album, Widdershinswas produced by Phillips (guitar/vocals/keyboards) and cut largely live in the studio as a trio with Jerry Roe (drums) and Lex Price (bass). Mixed by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket) and engineered by Mike Stankiewicz, the album delivers its poetic truths in Phillips’ peerless melodic sensibilities, relayed via vocal performances that balance intensity and vulnerability.

The California-born singer, songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, actor, film composer and visual artist began his career in the early ‘90s as the frontman of the acclaimed trio Grant-Lee Buffalo. Once named “male vocalist of the year” by Rolling Stone, USA Todaycalled him a “soulful balladeer” and Uncut hailed him as a “distinguished U.S. songwriter”.

Don’t miss Grant-Lee Phillips on tour in the UK this month.

April 17 — Bush Hall — London
April 18 — Hare & Hounds — Birmingham
April 19 — Philharmonic Music Room — Liverpool
April 20 — Deaf Institute — Manchester
April 21 — King Tuts — Glasgow
April 22 — Brudenell Social Club — Leeds
April 24 — Portland Arms — Cambridge
April 25 — The Lantern — Bristol

Widdershins Tracklisting:
  1. Walk In Circles
  2. Unruly Mobs
  3. King of Catastrophes
  4. Something’s Gotta Give
  5. Scared Stiff
  6. Miss Betsy
  7. The Wilderness
  8. Another, Another, Then Boom
  9. Totally You Gunslinger
  10. History Has Their Number
  11. Great Acceleration
  12. Liberation

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