Newton Faulkner / Instores / Interference (Of Light) LP Available On 20th August










NEWTON FAULKNER has announced a run of Record Shop instore performances and signing sessions to coincide with the release of his new album INTERFERENCE (OF LIGHT) out on 20 August on vinyl, CD and digital formats via Battenberg Records. The instore dates will firstly see Newton play an intimate show in the spectacular setting of Marlborough Community Hall then visit independent stores in Faversham, Margate, Southampton, Bournemouth and Southsea. Full dates as follows:




Sat            21             MARLBOROUGH                    Sound Knowledge @ 7pm @ Marlborough Memorial Hall

Tue           24             FAVERSHAM                            Creekside Records @ 1pm

Tue           24             MARGATE                                 Elsewhere Records @ 8pm

Wed         25             SOUTHAMPTON                    Vinilo Records @ 1pm

Wed         25             BOURNEMOUTH                   Vinilo Records @ 6pm

Thu          26             SOUTHSEA                                Pie & Vinyl Records @ 8pm


Full details of purchasing options are available directly from each individual store.



Four years on from his last studio album, Newton worked throughout lockdown from his recording studio in East London, exploring a number of new ideas and styles, using them as the building blocks for his new album. “I’m not very precious anymore,” he remarks. “The music is a bit chunkier, it’s definitely way heavier and much less acoustic than previously. I feel like the stuff I’ve written recently is simpler but it’s tasteful; it works as songs. I can feel it.”


INTERFERENCE (OF LIGHT) is an album that sees Newton push himself further, both musically and vocally. “It’s grizzly, soulful and a step further,” he says of his new material. “Vocally, I’ve learned a huge amount over the years. I was a guitarist and a writer who sang, that’s kind of where I came from. And now I feel like my voice has caught up with the stuff I was doing on guitar.”


The new album also sees him at his most daring, and his most familiar. Keeping to his trademark songwriting and storytelling, the album reflects his feelings on current times and how he took a different approach to recording during recent restrictions. “I don’t think things get better or worse, they just change,” he says. “I’ve purposefully steered away from any of the cliques that have appeared around me. I’ve just remained this solitary figure. This record was made during the strangest of global times, which presented huge challenges. Without these challenges, the record would not have been the same. Everyone involved, from the producers to the players, had to think and work in new, strange and exciting ways. I thank them all for their hard work. I hope they’re all as proud of this record as I am.


The album will also feature different track lists for each format, as Newton explains.


The way we listen to music has changed dramatically in the time I’ve been making music and, for me, each medium has a different purpose and requires a different approach. Interludes, which played a huge part in Hand Built by Robots, make no sense being streamed on an online playlist but work amazingly on a CD, and vinyl is a different experience again. So, I’ve decided to package this album differently for each format: streaming sites will get a 17-track album with no interludes; the CD will be 17 tracks plus interludes for a smoother flow; and the vinyl will be 11 tracks curated to work on one disc with the best possible flow from one side to the other and the best possible sound.”



Since the release of his debut album Hand Built by Robots in 2007 (featuring the massive hit Dream Catch Me) Newton Faulkner has become one of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters of the millennium. Later this year, he will be heading out on tour to play to live music-starved fans across the UK and Ireland, starting with a number of rescheduled gigs from 2020, most of which are already sold out, and a full album tour beginning in October.


INTERFERENCE (OF LIGHT) is available to pre-order now from


Watch the video for TOGETHER from the album here:






Fri             24             CHESTER                                    Live Room

Sat            25             CASTLETON                              Peak Cavern

Sun          26             HOLMFIRTH                             Picture Drome

Thu          30             BURY ST EDMUNDS             Apex




Fri             01             TENBY                                        De Valence Pavilion

Sat            02             SWANSEA                                 Patti Pavilion







Mon        11             GLASGOW                                SWG 3

Tue           12             EDINBURGH                             Liquid Room

Sat            16             NEWCASTLE                            University

Mon        18             HULL                                            Asylum

Tue           19             SHEFFIELD                                 Leadmill

Wed         20             MANCHESTER                         Ritz

Fri             22             LIVERPOOL                               Academy

Sat            23             CARDIFF                                     Tramshed

Mon        25             BIRMINGHAM                         Institute

Tue           26             LONDON                                    Shepherds Bush Empire

Thu          28             NORWICH                                 UEA

Fri             29             OXFORD                                    Academy

Sat            30             BRISTOL                                     Anson Rooms

Sun           31             TORQUAY                                 Foundry




Tue           02             DUBLIN                                      Academy











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