Ben Howard will release his new ‘Burgh Island’ EP on December 10th.
‘Burgh Island’, Ben’s first EP since the release of his Mercury Music Prize nominated album ‘Every Kingdom’ in 2011, will feature four brand new tracks – Esmerelda, Oats in the Water, To be Alone and Burgh Island. Ben retreated home to Devon and to a remote studio on the Start Point peninsula to lay down the EP; a completely new record which is shot straight from the singer-songwriter’s heart.
The new EP shows a different side to Ben, as he ditches the acoustic guitar and goes electric, with a much darker, more menacing outlook. The tracks do continue ‘Every Kingdom’s’ musical style however, with Ben’s intimate vocals and exquisite guitar playing appearing throughout. Oats in the Water has become a live favourite, and received a rapturous response from Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe on its first airing this summer.
During Ben’s busy year, which included a gruelling schedule of relentless touring across the UK, Europe, America and Australia, we were able to catch him for a chat about his plans for the year and his signature ice-cream. You can find the full interview below.
Ben kicked off his biggest ever, sold-out UK tour earlier this month, which includes a 3 night stint at London’s Brixton Academy. The full list of dates is as follows:
2nd November – Brighton, The Dome
3rd November – Plymouth, Pavilions
4th November – Cardiff, University
5th November – Bristol, Colston Hall
7th November – Dublin, Olympia
9th November – Belfast, Waterfront
10th November – Glasgow, O2 Academy
12th November – Manchester, O2 Apollo
14th November – Leeds, O2 Academy
16th November – Newcastle, O2 Academy
17th November – Aberdeen, Music Hall
19th November – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
20th November – Lincoln, Engine Shed
21st November – Leicester, O2 Academy
22nd November – Nottingham, Rock City
24th November – Birmingham, O2 Academy
25th November – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
26th November – Southampton, Guildhall
28th November – London, O2 Brixton Academy
29th November – London, O2 Brixton Academy
30th November – London, O2 Brixton Academy