“It’s about missing someone’s presence. That voice in your ear. That running commentary and constant that perhaps you once wished away”
British singer-songwriter Roo Panes today announces the release of new single ‘Commentator’, alongside revealing details of a deluxe edition of his latest ‘Quiet Man’ album (out April 26th). He will also be heading out on a headline European and US tour throughout March, April and May before playing a number of UK and European festivals this summer.
Recorded at Urchin
Studios, ‘Commentator’ is one of three new tracks to appear on the deluxe
edition of ‘Quiet Man’, alongside live tracks recorded at Roo’s headline show
at Shepherds Bush Empire on June 21st 2018.
‘Quiet Man’ was Roo
Panes’ third album, following ‘Little Giant’ (2014) and ‘Paperweights’ (2016).
To date his music has been streamed over 200 million times on Spotify alone,
received over 20 million views across Youtube & Vevo and been supported at
radio stations by the likes of Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music), Annie Mac and Phil
Taggart (BBC Radio 1), Zane Lowe (Beats 1), Jo Whiley (BBC Radio 2) and Dermot
O’Leary (BBC Radio 2).
When asked about
the inspiration behind ‘Commentator’ Roo explains, “It’s about missing someone’s presence.
That voice in your ear. That
running commentary and constant that perhaps you once wished away”.
Roo Panes –
The complete track
listing for the deluxe edition will be:
‘QUIET MAN’ –
1. A Message To Myself 2. My Sweet Refuge 3. Sketches of Summer 4. Ophelia 5. A Year In A Garden 6. My Narrow Road 7. A Gift To You 8. Cub 9. Quiet Man 10. Warrior 11. Peace Be With You
+ 7 live tracks and 3 new tracks including new single ‘Commentator’.
Roo has also
announced new European and US tour dates:
09 – Dallas TX | Sons of Hermann Hall 10 – Austin TX | 3TEN ACL Live 12 – Houston TX | Bronze Peacock at House of Blues 14 – Atlanta GA | Vinyl 15 – Nashville TN | Basement East 17 – Washington DC | Songbyrd 24 – HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, UK
20 – Winterthur, CH | Casinotheater 22 – Bratislava, SK | Atelier Babylon 24 – Warsaw, PL | Niebo 27 – Berlin, DE | Lido 30 – Stockholm, SE | Södra Teatern
04 – London, UK | Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank 08 – Amsterdam, NL | Paradiso