Patrick Watson's Adventures in Your Own Backyard is set for release on the 30th of April on Domino, in conjunction with Secret City. We are thrilled to share the news of Patrick's return to the UK this spring. Joining Patrick (piano) in recreating his elegant songs live will be Mishka Stein (bassist), Simon Angell (guitar), and Robbie Kuster (piano). A full list of dates is below.
Adventures in Your Own Backyard is an attempt by Watson and his band to simplify their sights, and make music a bit more close to home in every sense of the phrase. The album was made at home, almost entirely in Watson's apartment in Montreal, after a grueling five-year run that saw Patrick tour the world in support of two critically-acclaimed and successful albums, including the Polaris award-winning Close To Paradise. During this time, Patrick also contributed to Ma Fleur, the 2007 album from The Cinematic Orchestra, co-writing and singing on a sizeable portion of the record. In spite of the relatively spartan settings in which to record, as opposed to his previous efforts which were sprawling recordings in both geography and arrangements, Adventures... is equally as ambitious as Watson's past albums, though permeated with a greater sense of patience and confidence.
PATRICK WATSON UK TOUR DATES:
Monday the 30th of April - London, UK - St. Stephen's Church
Tuesday the 1st of May - Brighton, UK - Komedia
Support in London comes from The Barr Brothers.