Infectious / BMG


Having amassed over 5 million streams for both the title track and the follow up single, SINK IN, CHARLIE CUNNINGHAM has announced his second album, PERMANENT WAY, will be released via Infectious / BMG on 7 June 2019. Charlie marks the album news by unveiling his latest track, DON’T GO FAR, which you can listen to here:


And listen to SINK IN here:


DON’T GO FAR is signature Cunningham; swooping and diving to capture the deftest melody and the deepest emotion. The unique combination of agile guitar – the result of a two-year sojourn in Seville – and distinctive, spectral melodies has, via three EPs and a debut album [LINES, released to widespread acclaim in 2017] seen Cunningham amass over 170 million Spotify hits to date.


On PERMANENT WAY, Cunningham laughs in the face of the ‘difficult second album’ syndrome and ‘acoustic-singer-songwriter’ imagery with boosted dynamics, while retaining the essence of the man’s achingly personable appeal. The album documents life’s uncertainties; the need for intimacy and love but also space and independence.


I’m quite a private person outside of performing,” Cunningham admits. “There is some autobiographical stuff in the lyrics, but it flits in and out quite a lot; it’s much more about people generally and their interactions.


Duncan Tootill returns to co-produce the album in part, but it was predominantly put together alongside producer and engineer Sam Scott. A trip to LA with producer Rodiadh McDonald [The XX and King Krule] added DON’T GO FAR and two further songs to the record. Pre-order PERMANENT WAY here:



Charlie Cunningham recently completed an extensive tour of the USA ahead of a one-off headline show at London Queen Elizabeth Hall on Wednesday 12 June, EU festival dates throughout the summer, an EU tour in August, a further 13-date USA tour in September and a full 16-date EU tour in October. He then returns to the UK and Ireland for the following dates:




Sat            02            BRISTOL                                    Redgrave Theatre

Sun            03            LEEDS                                    City Varieties Music Hall

Mon            04            GATESHEAD                        Sage 2

Wed            06            MANCHESTER                        RNCM Concert Hall 2

Thu            07            OXFORD                                    Holywell Music Room

Fri            08            BRIGHTON                        Old Market

Sun            10            LIVERPOOL                        Philharmonic Hall 2

Mon            11            GLASGOW                        Oran Mor

Tue            12            DUBLIN                                    Button Factory


Tickets available from:








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