NEW SINGLE ‘DIZZY HEIGHTS’ 28th APRIL
UK TOUR APRIL/MAY
ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL 3rd MAY
Critical praise for new album ‘Dizzy Heights’:
“A bold, wondrous affair: testament to Finn’s enduring knack for great grown-up pop, but also his willingness to leap into the unknown” 4/5 Q
“Finn hasn’t mislaid his melodic muse, but these songs are equally about daring textures, dense rhythm and a woozy disorientation of the senses” 8/10 Uncut
“A grandly skewed sound that marries leftfield tics to his own melodicism. A potent return” 4/5 Mojo
“The work of a confident tunesmith daring to stretch himself” 4/5 Record Collector
“A beautiful, stripped back yet expansive record” 5/5 The Sun
“Beautifully crafted” 4/5 ‘Album of the Week’ Mail on Sunday
“Dizzy Heights stands alongside Finn’s many career highlights” 4/5 The Guardian
“Few songwriters can match Finn when it comes to conjuring up a memorable melody” Sunday Times
“A masterclass in mature, literate pop” 4/5 Sunday Express
“Lush melodies, offbeat arrangements, sublime songcraft” Daily Telegraph
“A wonderfully expansive journey into varied styles and rich pop songwriting”
4/5 Scotland on Sunday
“One hell of a talent” Independent on Sunday
‘Finn is the songwriter’s songwriter” 4/5 The Times
“A master of melody” 4/5 Evening Standard
“Dividends of texture and atmosphere” The Observer
Neil Finn will release his new single ‘Dizzy Heights’ through Lester Records via Kobalt Label Services (KLS) on 28th April. Taken from his critically-acclaimed, new album ‘Dizzy Heights’, the single will be the follow-up to ‘Flying In The Face Of Love’, which enjoyed extensive airplay around it’s release in February.
As previously announced, Neil Finn will tour the UK in April/May in support of his first solo album since 2001.Featuring Finn with a full band, the tour will open at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on April 24th, the tour will stop in Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge and Nottingham, and feature dates at the Sage Gateshead, the Lowry in Manchester and Royal Festival Hall in London before heading over to Holland, Belgium and Germany.
Co-produced by Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala), ‘Dizzy Heights’ was recorded between Finn’s Roundhead studio in Auckland and Fridmann’s Tarbox studio in upstate New York. The record is Neil Finn’s third solo outing following, Try Whistling This and One Nil (or One All).
To announce the album, Finn also hosted a webcast from his Auckland studio http://neilfinn.com/videos/solo/?ord=dateThe album was lead by a short film for the track ‘Divebomber’ which premiered on the LATimes.com http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-78014770/ Made by Finn, the film features grainy images over the whirl of “Divebomber” a song inspired by the World War II film of the same name.
Weds 23rd Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Thurs 24th Gateshead Sage
Sat 26th Bristol Colston Hall
Sun 27th Manchester Lowry
Mon 28th Birmingham Symphony Hall
Weds 30th Dublin Olympia
Thurs 1st Cork Opera House
Sat 3rd London Royal Festival Hall
Sun 4th Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mon 5th Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Tickets for all shows are available from:
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/neil-finn-tickets (except Glasgow and Dublin).