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John Grant opens up to Mary Anne Hobbs in new interview

10 August 2015, 12:16 | Written by Laurence Day

John Grant has spoken to BBC 6 Music's Mary Anne Hobbs about his childhood, musical awakenings, and upcoming LP Grey Tickles, Black Pressure in a new interview.

The blurb for the interview read: "Musician John Grant opens up about his sexuality, anxiety and the setbacks he has overcome to emerge as one of the most respected songwriters of his generation. John Grant is about to release his third solo album, has won multiple awards, and performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014. In this heartfelt interview, he joins Mary Anne to discuss his journey so far..."

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure is out on Bella Union on 2 October. It follows 2013's Pale Green Ghosts.

Listen to the interview below, and then check out the tracklist for Grant's upcoming LP, as well as his upcoming live shows, 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


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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