We are pleased to announce a new London show with JAMIE LIDELL in support of his new release ‘Compass’, his third full length, out on Warp on May 17. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, New York and Canada, and though Lidell worked Beck, Feist, Gonzales, Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and Pat Sansone of Wilco on it, musically and lyrically this is very much A Jamie Lidell Production, reflecting not only his exhilarating, diverse tastes, and a year of change, love, longing and arrival at a new place.
Undoubtedly, Compass is his most eclectic album yet. Songs shift, chop, change and mutate genres and forms before our very ears. It’s got funk in spades; the jaw-dropping power of the vocals is stronger than ever; it rocks, it pops, it’s sweet, angry, hard, soulful and soft, often within the span of a single track. It’s the restless album that finally matches the soul of its creator.
“I wrote every song in a month,” Jamie says, “It’s been an emotional couple of years, so I tapped into what I wanted to say and started writing. There was a lot to draw on.” When he takes to the road in 2010, he’ll be bringing a band again, but stripping it back; keeping it lean. For both newcomers and initiates, this will be an experience. And no, he won’t stop.
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