WHAT CAN I TRUST IF I CAN’T TRUST TRUE LOVE AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW (OUT DEC 1)
Tickets for UK and Germany shows available to purchase here
LONDON, U.K. – (5 October, 2023) – British singer-songwriter Liam Cromby, known for his work as the lead singer and songwriter of We Are The Ocean, has today announced a headline tour across the UK and Germany in support of his forthcoming debut solo album What Can I Trust, If I Can’t Trust True Love, due for release on December 1st 2023 – available to pre-save/pre-add here.
Kicking off with a hometown show in Loughton, Essex, the tour will also see Liam playing full-band shows in Kingston and Liverpool, together with acoustic record-store shows at Banquet Records, Kingston, and Vinyl Whistle, Leeds, followed by a run of solo shows in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich. Tickets are available to purchase here.
“It’s been a fantastic year of releasing new music and I cannot wait to cap it off with the release of my debut album and performing live for you all,” shares Cromby. “These shows will be epic and particularly special. Do not miss out, come celebrate with me, sing, dance, laugh and cry and maybe have a jar of the good stuff if it feels right.”
Since revealing the first taste of new music in March, with the release of ‘Here I Am’ – accompanied only by a contemplative, artful film featuring an elaborate dance between two performers – followed by ‘Breakdown’, and last month, ‘At This Table’, this new phase of his career is already off to an impressive start. With early airplay from BBC Introducing and Absolute Radio Country among others, an appearance at The Great Escape festival and sold-out headline shows across the country, Cromby was invited to play at the prestigious Black Deer Festival of Americana, and along with a full-band set, joined Brandy Clark, Drake White, Elles Bailey and Bella White for a Songwriter Session.
Although recorded in a matter of days, the project was at least five years in the making.
When We Are The Ocean broke up in 2017 – after ten years on the road and consistent support from national radio and press such as BBC Radio 1, NME and Kerrang – Cromby found himself at crossroads, with every path seemingly leading away from his true passion, music.
Eventually driven to experience something new, he sought a stable job outside of the music industry, and found himself trying several different forms of work: as a tailor in the City of London; at a company that built office furniture; teaching online; and a role at a musical equipment supply company. Among other things, experiencing different walks of life gave Liam some perspective, showing him the value of “enjoying life, and being grateful for the little things.”
When a day job took him to Nashville, Tennessee in 2019, he took the opportunity to immerse himself in Music City, and started connecting with like-minded musicians and songwriters.
His lyrics, whether in the heavy, four-piece rock band setting of his former life, or in the more soulful, acoustic-led songs of his solo work, have frequently touched on deep topics, often reflecting on the meaning of life itself, and a search for a sense of purpose. With the release of What Can I Trust, If I Can’t Trust True Love, he hopes to reach other people asking similar questions, and it’s clear that the music is already starting to find its way into their lives.
Upcoming UK/European Shows – tickets on sale here:
Sat., 11 Nov. – Country In The Afternoon festival, London
Fri., 1 Dec. – Royal British Legion | Loughton
Sun., 3 Dec. – Banquet Records | Kingston* (TIME TBC)
Sun., 3 Dec. – The Fighting Cocks | Kingston
Tues., 5 Dec. – Vinyl Whistle | Leeds* (TIME TBC)
Fri., 8 Dec. – Round The Corner | Liverpool
Mon., 22 Jan. – Barbobu | Berlin*
Tues., 23 Jan. – Freundlich + Kompetent | Hamburg*
Weds., 24 Jan. – Blue Shell | Cologne*
Thurs., 25 Jan. – Glockenbachwerkstatt | Munich*