Contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is set to release her new album Flux on 8th November 2019.
Produced with Marcus Hamblett (Villagers / Laura Marling), Flux is a response to external and internal tides: the flow of life up-rooted; a protest against the flow of recent political history and a diary of the flow within the intimate space of home.
Collaborators include multi-instrumentalist Emma Gatrill (Willie Mason / Matthew and the Atlas), drummer Rob Pemberton (Emily Barker / Low Chimes), bassist Jim Barr (Portishead) and vocalists Kate Stables and Rozi Plain (This is The Kit).
The album will be preceded by the release of ‘Cut My Roots’, the first single to be taken from it. Inspired by Rachael’s own personal experience of our country’s strict visa laws, the track is a protest against recent political tides and a general rise in white supremacy. As Rachael says, “I wanted to speak up for our collective liberties. When it came to making the music video I used the context of our oppressive past which, although is no longer in living memory, still echoes all around us today. It is important that each one of us keeps an eye on our collective liberties.”
Take a listen to this sensational and provocative new single accompanied by the compelling video, below…
Living half her time as a travelling musician in Japan, witnessing how other people create things, connecting with other cultures and landscapes; all this is a furnace for Rachael’s innovative song writing, which has seen her gain a reputation as a pioneering and thought provoking artist, unafraid to push the boundaries of folk and pop.
In 2016 her solo ‘Piano & Projection’ show received an Emerging Excellence Award. She has toured this show as well as full band and solo sets across venues and festivals in the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. Her countless festival performances include End Of the Road, Green Man, Glastonbury, Truck, Farmfest and Wilderness in the UK, as well as Le Festival Les Femmes’ en Mêlent (France), Mandrea Festival (Italy), Woodford (Australia) and Women in (E)Motion (Germany).
Rachael regularly tours with long time friends and collaborators This Is The Kit and Rozi Plain, as well as David Thomas Broughton, Francois and the Atlas Mountains and Alessi’s Ark. Rachael co-curated Bristol’s SHHH Festival (a celebration of quiet and diverse music), instigated the group exhibition ‘DIY is all you need’ with fellow musicians and artists, and curated and hosted ‘Rachael Dadd and Friends’ at Kings Place, London.
Rachael will tour in 2020 with the musicians on the album, playing the following January and February UK dates:
28 Jan – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
29 Jan – Glasgow, The Glad Cafe
30 Jan – Newcastle, Cobalt Studios
31 Jan – Manchester, Gullivers
01 Feb – Nottingham, Malt Cross
07 Feb – Bristol, Jam Jar
08 Feb – Birmingham, Cuban Embassy
12 Feb – London, The Lexington
13 Feb – Ramsgate, Ramsgate Music Hall
14 Feb – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
15 Feb – Winchester, The Railway Inn