Richard Warren's new album The Wayfarer
Available on Vinyl, CD and Download.

'He's an accomplished guitarist wth an ear for the dramatic, his elecrified country-blues
lines and slide guitar accompanied here by skeletal percussion that sounds like
manacles rattling vainly.His vocals veer from 1950's crooner to 1960's rocker -
'He's like Richard Hawley's accursed brother'

'Twanging like Roy Orbison and kicking up dust Gun Club style'

'Think Bon Iver 'For Emma Forever Ago' as reimagined by a heartbroken
Rock and Roll desperado in 1958'
Album Of The Month THE CRACK

'One of the best albums of 2011, if not for a few years, listen now'

'It's a uniformally impressive collection in fact, but the standout
here is easily the multifaceted tittle track, which unfurls over 6
minutes from graveyard acoustic strum into an epic murder ballad that
Nick Cave would be proud to call his own'


Warren returns with a new studio album 'The Wayfarer', released on 17 October 2011
on TV Records, the follow up to his critically acclaimed debut 'Laments'.

Nine songs written and recorded in a cellar through the winter of 2010. His most elemental
compositions to date, stripped to a brutally sparse frame and occasionally decorated with
thunderous, Spector-charged arrangements, his newly cultivated baritone slur conjuring
up spirits of the death-balladeers of the Fifties."It's a collection of raw sketches" explains Warren,
"I got tired of lengthy, expensive studio trickery, life's too short."

Right from the opening, echo-soaked, garage-soul lullaby 'Rivington Street', you sense
that Warren's view of the world is witnessed through a dim, despairing eye rather than a rose-tinted lens. (This is reflected in the wonderfully stark, monotone packaging.) At the record's heart lies the title track, a three-part, epic protest song. It drags us through some unfamiliar, driving folk-punk and is full of the fire and working class pride which seeps into the veins of the rest of this deep yet uncomplicated set.

Warren's 2010 debut 'Laments' was heartily received, the NME stating, "It feels like Alex Chilton passed through the studio on his way out of this world.". The good news is that Alex is still here,guiding the low-down, blues-pop of 'The Lonesome Singer In The Apocalypse Band' and the rockabilly swagger of 'Johnny Johnny'. But this time round he's also called in the ghost of Jeffrey Lee Pierce to approve the heavy southern sway of 'The Willow' and 'The Backslider', and the spirit
of Jimmie Rodgers to watch over the country-weepers 'Through The Fire', 'Wasteland' and 'My Heart (Ragged And Broken)'.

Warren was born in a small mining town in the midlands of England in 1973.Since beginning his musical career in the mid 90s he's never had the opportunity to rest on his laurels, and that's no doubt why his career has remained so mercurial. From the dynamic power-pop of 'The Hybirds', to an ephemeral burst of cult success as sonic explorer 'Echoboy', not to mention a few revolutions of the planet as guitar-man for hire with Spiritualized and Soulsavers (featuring Mark Lanegan).

He's been out road-testing 'The Wayfarer' live and the shows have been described as "Lynchian", one reviewer also commenting that they are the "songs of a man who's seen it all and was largely unimpressed".

The Lonesome Singer In The Apocalypse Band

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