Pete Roe will set off on a headline tour of the UK and Ireland in May to support the release of his debut album, 'Our Beloved Bubble'. Members of Hot Feet will accompany Pete on the tour, which kicks off in Leicester on Thursday 2nd May and takes in ten cities before closing in Brighton on Monday 13th May. Pete is a highly respected musician, both by his peers in the London Folk scene (Laura Marling as a band member, Mumford & Sons, Ethan Johns) and US artists such as Ryan Adams. Whilst his guitar style owes much to British folk guitarists of the 1960's such as Bert Jansch and John Martyn, his songwriting owes more to American songwriters such as Paul Simon, Neil Young and indeed Ryan Adams- whom he cites as an influence and now a fan.
'Our Beloved Bubble' will be released on Monday 6th May and features the full versions of recent double A-side taster 'Midnight:Mystery'. The remainder of the album covers a broad range of themes, all highly evocative offerings which trawl Pete's encounters, ruminations, pub studies, love and friendships; at times in awe, at times angry, and all set against rich, sometimes delicate musical backdrops. Accompanied by other transatlantic musical nomads Ross Holmes and Matt Menefee hailing from Nashville, the album's final touches came from acclaimed producer Ethan Johns.
'Our Beloved Bubble' will be released on Middle of Nowhere Recordings - and is not to be missed - and the packaging is, just, well, extraordinary!
The Beloved Bubble Tour
Thursday 2nd May: The Cookie Jar, Leicester
Friday 3rd May: The Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Saturday 4th May: Live at Leeds, Leeds
Sunday 5th May: Poetry Club, Glasgow
Tuesday 7th May: Unitarian Church, Dublin
Thursday 9th May: St Marks Church, Dalston
Friday 10th May: Glee Club, Birmingham
Saturday 11th May: Moon Club, Cardiff
Sunday 12th May: Folkhouse, Bristol
Monday 13th May: The Greys, Brighton
The album is the first in history to chart without selling a single copy.
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