Following the release of her critically acclaimed new album ‘Kidsticks’, the ‘folktronica’ female singer-songwriter prepares a 10-date UK headline tour
Having recently relocated to California, Beth Orton began experimenting with a series of electronic loops that would eventually come together as her new album, Kidsticks, and now plans to return to the UK for a string of live dates.
Kidsticks was co-produced by Beth and Andrew Hung from F*ck Buttons. It was recorded with various musician friends of Beth’s in California, including George Lewis Jr. from Twin Shadow on electric guitars, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor on backing vocals and bass guitar and Dustin O’Halloran from A Winged Victory For The Sullen, who provided piano and string arrangements. Vocals were recorded by Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age/Mark Lanagan Band) and mixed by David Wrench (Caribou/Hot Chip).
Orton’s debut LP, Trailer Park pioneered a synthesis of electronic and acoustic songs and the follow up, Central Reservation brought international success and the Brit Award for best British female. Songs from her further albums, like the Jim O’Rourke-produced Comfort of Strangers and 2012’s Sugaring Season, can also expect to feature on the set lists at the following live gigs…
24 Sep: Waterfront, Norwich
25 Sep: Junction, Cambridge
27 Sep: Sage 2, Gateshead
28 Sep: O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
29 Sep: Anson Rooms, Bristol
1 Oct: O2 Academy 1, Oxford
2 Oct: Saint Lukes, Glasgow
3 Oct: Beckett Students’ Union, Leeds
4 Oct: Cathedral, Manchester
6 Oct: O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
Catch Beth live on Later… with Jools Holland on Tuesday 20 September at 10pm, Kidsticks is out now on ANTI-records and tickets for the UK tour are available at bethortonofficial.com/tickets