Shares video for “Horse and Rider”
Confirms first ever shows in the United States
The Ruby Cord out now
At the end of last year, Richard Dawson put out his seventh album The Ruby Cord, it was perhaps the final part of a trilogy that started with the pre-medieval world of Peasant, was brought back to the present day with 2020 and – possibly – concludes in the future with The Ruby Cord.
After recent collaborations with Finnish metal innovators Circle and his work with Hen Ogledd, the new record was a return to Dawson’s own world with seven tracks that plunged us into an unreal, fantastical and at times sinister future where social mores have mutated, ethical and physical boundaries have evaporated… a place where you no longer needed to engage with anyone but yourself and your own imagination.
Breaking of convention with its 41-minute opening track “The Hermit”, The Ruby Cord swiftly garnered critical acclaim for the Geordie bard and picked up several Album of the Year spots. Now, Dawson is pleased to share the video for “Horse and Rider” – a mere eight-minute number from the record. Directed by Richard and Hen Ogledd/ Bulbils’ Sally Pilkington, the video features Richard riding an imaginary horse and brings back the much-missed dance break.
Drawn to Dawson and the imaginative landscapes created through each release. Epic, imperative and elevating, a true journey through and through.
Additionally, Dawson has announced his first ever live dates in the United States including two headline shows and support slots with Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (Dawson recorded The Ruby Cord with Pigsx7’s Sam Grant).
Stream The Ruby Cord here
2023 live dates
30th March – Union Pool, New York
31st March – Middle East Upstairs, Boston w/ Pigs x 7
1st April – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia w/ Pigs x 7
2nd April – DC9, Washington DC w/ Pigs x 7
5th April – Zebulon, LA
25th April – New Century Hall, Manchester
26th April – St Luke’s, Glasgow
27th April – Tung Auditorium, Liverpool
28th April – City Varieties, Leeds
29th April – The Exchange Theatre, North Shields
3rd May – The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff
4th May – St George’s Bristol, Bristol
5th May – Barbican, London
6th May – The Bradshaw Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham
The Ruby Cord is available to buy on Dom Mart-exclusive double red vinyl with print, indies-exclusive double blue vinyl with print, standard double vinyl, CD and digitally. Buy: Dom Mart | Digital