I am very happy to announce more tour dates for North America in July. These are in addition to the New York and LA shows in June. I'll be performing solo accompanied by friend, album-collaborator and perhaps the finest lead guitarist of his generation, Bernard Butler (formerly of Suede). Expect new songs from 'Hendra' and some vintage gems. I will also be talking about and reading from my new book 'Romany and Tom' at special additional events in Brooklyn and LA. For the full summer run-down see my dates page.
News — In Full
My new solo album 'Hendra' is out today in North America, which means it is now available everywhere. Features Bernard Butler, Pink Floyd's DAvid Gilmour and Ewan Pearson. Hope you are all enjoying it. Thanks for all your support. Means a lot. Links to buy all formats below.
"As a demonstration of Watt's song-writing prowess, 'Hendra' is pretty much perfect.” ALEXIS PETRIDIS, THE GUARDIAN
“Beautiful songs penned from mid-life.’ 4/5, UNCUT
"His belated return to where he started oozes class. Adds up to something quite profound." 4/5, DAILY TELEGRAPH
**** Mojo | **** Q | **** The Guardian | **** Daily Telegraph | **** Daily Mirror | **** Metro | **** The Line of Best Fit | **** Evening Standard | ***** Sunday Express (Album of Week) | Album of Month, Rolling Stone (DE) | Album of the Month, Magic (FR)
A few weeks ago I went into XFM's London studios to record a 4-track live session with a small band. We played songs from 'Hendra'. It was originally broadcast on John Kennedy's ace X-Posure show and I can now bring it to you via Soundcloud.
I am excited to announce that following his cameo on my recent album 'Hendra', Pink Floyd's David Gilmour will be making a rare appearance at my London show on Monday night at Islington Assembly Hall. I have already assembled the orignal album band for the date including Bernard Butler. David will be coming down to play on three songs. Here's a pic of us all rehearsing 'The Levels' this week. Some tickets still remain. Grab them!
I'll be reading from and talking about 'Romany and Tom' this month at Brighton Festival (Wed May 7, Dome Studio Theatre, 7pm), Bristol Festival of Ideas (Sat May 19, Arnolfini, 4.30pm), Lewes (Thu May 22, Charleston Festival, 3.30pm) and Hay-on-Wye (Sat May 25, Good Energy Stage, 7pm).