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Richard Dawson reveals trailer for 40-minute track and short film “The Hermit”, from his new album

Beloved Newcastle songwriter Richard Dawson will release a new album called The Ruby Cord on November 18 through Weird World. It completes a trilogy that started with 2018’s Medieval Peasant and was continued in his modern day classic 2020 by taking us somewhere into the future where human society has collapsed and morphed into something distinctly less solid. Dawson says:

“So many of us are moving into these fantasy worldsWhether it’s actual constructed virtual realities, computer worlds, or retreating into even more fantastical realms…. conspiracy theories, nationalism, amateur football punditry. People construct their own world because this one is so flawed.”

Rather than deliver a full track to give us a taste of what’s to come, he’s merely teasing us with a one-minute trailer. It’s an excerpt of the 40-minute opening track “The Hermit”, which will also come with a short film by James Hawkins. The film will play in select cinemas and art spaces around the UK, followed by Q&A sessions. Take a look at the trailer for “The Hermit” below.

Richard Dawson’s The Ruby Cord arrives on November 18 through Weird World (pre-order/save). “The Hermit” will be screened at these times and locations:

12th November – Rio, London (4pm) ^
13th November – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
14th November – The Cube, Bristol ^
15th November – Chapeltown Picture House, Manchester
16th November – FACT, Liverpool
17th November – Star & Shadow, Newcastle ^
18th November – CCA, Glasgow
^ = in person Q&A

Tickets can be purchased here.

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