London-based punk rock troubadour Rob Lynch will release his debut album 'All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul' on 22nd September 2014 through Xtra Mile Recordings. The release will follow Rob's current stint performing on the whole of the Vans Warped Tour in the US and it'll be dropping in the midst of a UK headline tour which has also just been announced.
Not one to shy away from the rigours of the road, Rob Lynch has been busy carving out his niche in bars and venues across the country and also in Germany where he's sold out many a show, played Reeperbahn Festival and even appeared at the legendary St Pauli FC souvenir store. Other notable festival appearances for Rob, even before he had management, agent or label on board, have included Download, Slam Dunk (UK), Groezrock (BE) and Fest (US).
Between November 2012 and August 2013, Lynch took time out to record tracks in Philadelphia with Shane Henderson (Valencia) and Hoxton, East London with Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly), that would go on to make up his full-length album. The result was an unbelievably honest and intimate record, which would eventually be christened 'All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul', a 12-track journey tackling such themes as the death of his father, life on the road, and finding light in times of darkness. As Rob himself says, opener '31/32' is "a call to arms about enjoying the moment we're living in." From the singalong lilt of recent single 'My Friends & I', to the therapeutic mellowness 'Medicine' and unassuming tearjerker 'Widow', this is an album that tells many a story of sadness and regret but always with an underlying sense of positivity and hope.
09 Sep Cambridge, The Portland Arms
10 Sep Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
11 Sep Liverpool, Maguire's Pizza Bar
14 Sep Bristol, The Old Bookshop
15 Sep Plymouth, Tiki Bar & Diner - No Presale
21 Sep Kingston, Banquet Records - Instore
22 Sep London, The Monarch - Free Entry
24 Sep Cardiff, Undertone
25 Sep Stoke, Sugarmill
26 Sep Derby, Victoria Inn
27 Sep Dundee, Kage - No pre-sale
28 Sep Glasgow, King Tuts Bar Free Entry
30 Sep Newcastle, Think Tank
01 Oct Leeds, Cockpit 3
02 Oct Manchester, Gullivers
03 Oct Guildford, The Boileroom
04 Oct Brighton, The Hope
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