JUSTIN CURRIE & THE PALLBEARERS play CHESTER – Live Rooms on Sunday 22nd October 2017.
The Essential Guide have 2 x tickets to give away as part of our ’13 Days of Giveaways’. Visit our Facebook page and comment on the relevant page to enter.
‘This Is My Kingdom Now’ is the new album from Justin Currie, out now on Endless Shipwreck Records. Currie will support the release with a some UK tour dates with his band The Pallbearers, later this year.
After 22 years toiling in the moderately successful pop/rock outfit Del Amitri, Justin Currie made the rash decision to go it alone in 2003, spending the next four years writing, drinking and doing any weird non-rock gig he was invited to participate in; jazz shows, folk shows and soul shows added more saggy strings to his collection of bows. In 2008 he pushed the button on a solo career with the release of his masterpiece of maudlin, ‘What Is Love For’. The question mark was missing, perhaps denoting an answer reached: “the future is miserable and I shall sing it”.
His fourth album of this series, ‘This Is My Kingdom Now’, follows on from follow-ups ‘The Great War’ (2010) and ‘Lower Reaches’ (2013). The pop sensibility of Del Amitri’s sprightly hits was largely missing from this solo oeuvre, replaced by a tone Currie himself describes as “suicide in a saucy shirt”. Over time audiences have begun to divine hit-type hooks buried within the gloom and now flock to hear epics such as “No, Surrender”, “If I Ever Loved You” and “Falsetto” with an alacrity some find surprising in an age where distraction from modernity’s inferno is a kind of medical emergency.
Currie lives and breathes in Glasgow, collects beer mats and makes his own cushions.
If you’re not successful with our ticket giveaway, tickets can be purchased from the Chester Live Rooms:
Sunday 22nd October
CHESTER – Live Rooms
Box Office No: 0871 220 0260
Tickets – £20.00 (advance)
Doors – 7.00pm / On-stage – 7.30pm