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John Grant announces third solo album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

23 June 2015, 15:07 | Written by Laurence Day

John Grant has announced details of his third full-length studio album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, and a huge new tour of Europe.

The record was recorded with John Congleton (St Vincent, Franz Ferdinand, Swans) in Dallas, Texas.

Talking about the record, Grant said:

“I do think the album’s great, and I’m really proud of it. I wanted to get moodier and angrier on this record, but I probably had a lot more fun making it... I want to continue to challenge myself; to keep collaborating, to get the sound or the direction that will take me where I need to go. To keep taking the bull by the horns.”

As well as a lengthy trek around Europe for headline dates, including two UK dates (London and Brighton), Grant will perform at this year's Iceland Airwaves.

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure is out on Bella Union on 2 October. It follows 2013's Pale Green Ghosts. You can pre-order it here.

Watch the trailer for Grey Tickles, Black Pressure below, and then look over the album tracklist and Grant's upcoming tour dates afterwards.


1. Intro
2. Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
3. Snug Slacks
4. Guess How I Know
5. You & Him
6. Down Here
7. Voodoo Doll
8. Global Warming
9. Magma Arrives
10. Black Blizzard
11. Disappointing
12. No More Tangles
13. Geraldine
14. Outro


3-4 - Winchester, Blissfields Festival


5 - Reykjavik, Eldborg Harpa
6 - Reykjavik, Eldborg Harpa
9 - Dublin, Vicar Street
10 - Dublin, Vicar Street
12 - London, Hammersmith Apollo
13 - Brighton, Dome
15 - Paris, La Cigale
17 - Brussels, Botanique
18 - Amsterdam, Melkweg
20 - Luxembourg, Den Atelier
21 - Zurich, Kaufleuten
22 - Milan, Fabrique
24 - Cologne, Buergerhaus Stollwerck
25 - Hamburg, Uebel & Gefahrlich
26 - Berlin, Postbahnof
28 - Aarhus, Voxhall
29 - Copenhagen, Store Vega


1 - Gothenburg, Pustervik
2 - Stockholm, Sodra Teatern
4 - Oslo, Cosmopolite
5 - Bergen, Logen
6 - Stavanger, Zetlitz

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