Barry Adamson

Love Sick Dick - Rough Trade Signed Exclusive

Label Central Control Genre UK & EU Cat no. cci026lprt

£10.99

Label Central Control Genre UK & EU Cat no. cci026cdrt

£6.99

Limited copies of both formats come signed.

Love Sick Dick is a new six track special EP from Barry Adamson. Hot on the heels of last year's eclectic album, Know Where To Run, Adamson zeros in on the theme of messed up, crazy unrequited love and lust, a theme that is often hinted at on his other albums but now under scrutiny and focus here as Adamson screws around with and convolutes the blues as he understands them. Sweet Misery, the first single from the EP, hits the troubled character of Adamson's own making directly in the guts until he spills them and from there, just like branches on a tree, the other five tracks lay testimony to the character's powerlessness and his need to keep searching within and find answers to this bizarrely acute situation of all the human conditions. Like a forensic scientist, Adamson revels in discovery, epiphany and the heart's ultimate failing, whether it be in a wrangled out Nina Simone style rant in six-eight time, an electronic emulation of how the fifties might of sounded if synths were around then, or cranked up disco blues where repetition and longing hammer the point home. The record takes the listener through a whole menu of musical delectation, an expected, almost given in Adamson's work, leaving you unlike the character in this hideous analysis, craving more for its own sake, but rather feeling like going back to your favourite eatery with an appetite that simply wants to delight in savouring.

To celebrate the release of Barry Adamson's new EP, Love Sick Dick all pre-orders for the Rough Trade Exclusive signed version will be entered into a competition to win two tickets for a show of their choice, plus a chance to say hi to Barry after the show.

The competition also extends to those who have already pre-ordered the album prior to this mail out. Winners will be informed via email by the 7th of April. Transport and accommodation are not included. Competition closes 31st March 2017.

Barry Adamson 2017 Tour Dates:

19 April - FR, Paris, Boule Noire
20 April – BE, Brussels, Botanique Rotonde
21 April – NL, Amsterdam, Paradiso (Upstairs)
22 April – UK, Manchester, Ruby Lounge
24 April - UK, Glasgow, King Tuts
26 April – UK, Bristol, Thekla
27 April – UK, London, M.O.T.H Club
30 April – DE, Berlin, Frannz Club
2 May – DE, Munich, Kranhalle
3 May – DE, Cologne, Blue Shell
4 May – DE, Hamburg, Jazz Café

Competition closes 31st March 2017.