added: 29 Jun 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Nik Kershaw announces the release of 'EI8HT', his eighth studio album and the first since the 2006 release of 'You've Got To Laugh'.
'EI8HT' is a collection of eleven original "real life" songs combining irresistible melody with sharp, intelligent lyrics. The styles and influences baffle, confound and delight as he effortlessly jumps between genres. Is it rock, is it folk, is it pop, is it contemporary or retrospective?
All of the above, and more. In his own words: "I never sit down and decide to make an album. A few tunes and words get inside my head and torment me until I give them a voice. It's not like I have a choice, the songs just demand to be written. When the ideas run out, the album's finished, simple as that".
The first single is 'The Sky's The Limit', a beautifully understated pop song that serves to remind us why Nik has been nominated for three Ivor Novello and four Brit Awards.
In September Nik will be playing nine dates to celebrate the re-release of his 1984 iconic multi-platinum debut album 'Human Racing', which he will be performing in its entirety. Nik will also be introducing songs from this new studio album 'EI8HT', along with many favourites spanning his varied and illustrious career. This will be the first time Nik has toured with his band since 2001 and offers an all too rare chance to experience one of the UK's premier singer/songwriters in concert.
19th Sept - Sheffield 02 Academy
20th Sept - Glasgow ABC
21st Sept - Liverpool 02 Academy
22nd Sept - Birmingham 02 Academy
23rd Sept - Newcastle 02 Academy
25th Sept - Oxford 02 Academy
26th Sept - Bristol 02 Academy
27th Sept - Bournemouth 02 Academy
28th Sept - London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tickets priced £22.50 except London from £25