Brit-nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner is set to release his third album ‘Write It On Your Skin’ on July 9 with its first single ‘Clouds’ out on July 1.
It’s been over three years since 2009’s ‘Rebuilt By Humans’ and in that time he’s toured the world, started a family (he has a one year old son, Beau Henry Faulkner-Richards) and some might say helped usher in a new generation of singer-songwriters. Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard and Michael Kiwanuka might be stylistically diverse, but their “have-guitar-will-travel” approach surely flows from the trailblazing example of Newton.
Now, after invention, innovation, reinvention and creation, comes his third album, ‘Write It On Your Skin’. This one man band (in every sense) has opened himself up to the talents of other writers and players working with his brother Toby (a former drum and bass MC), hip hop fan Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet) and production writing pair Nexus.
The result? An album bristling with spontaneity, the best kind of DIY imagination, and songs from unlikely sources but with a very likely-lad appeal. “For some reason if it’s raining it can’t be me – but if the sun’s shining, then it’s definitely me! I’m completely affiliated with the sun. I get that now.”
Newton has previously sold over 1 million albums in the UK alone. His debut ‘Hands Built By Robots’ spent over 10 months inside the Top 40 Album Charts and become one of the Top 20 Biggest Selling UK digital albums of all time.
Ahead of the release, Newton will be touring the UK, giving fans the chance to hear new material as well as his classic hits. Dates are:
25 – Guildford Glive
26 – Bournemouth Old Fire Station
28 – Southend Palace Theatre
29 – Folkestone Quarterhouse
01 – London Scala
02 – London Scala
03 – Birmingham O2 Academy 2
05 – Bristol O2 Academy (Bristol Folk Festival)
08 – Newcastle Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre
09 – Cardiff Coal Exchange
10 – Oxford O2 Academy
12 – Norwich Open
13 – Leamington Spa Assembly
15 – Holmfirth Picturedome
16 – Leeds Cockpit
17 – Sheffield Leadmill
19 – Manchester Academy 2
20 – Liverpool Uni Stanley Theatre
22 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
23 – Dundee Fat Sams
24 – Glasgow Oran Mor
26 – Belfast The Limelight
27 – Dublin Whelan’s
For more information visit the official Newton Faulkner website.