TV SMITH returns with a new album, dates and video which he's launching today.
The former ADVERTS frontman recorded the aptly titled album Lockdown Holiday when COVID-19 forced the cancellation of his shows for 2020, including support tours with Stiff Little Fingers and Die Toten Hosen.
“I never intended to make this record,” says Smith. “But lockdown came, all my gigs were cancelled and I suddenly found myself with a lot of time on my hands and a lot to write about. The ideas started flowing and before I knew it I had eleven brand new songs. Not only that but in one way or another they all commented on the situation of a country suffering under a pandemic. I realised that I had on my hands that most un-punk of things - a concept album.”
With Rebellion sadly also having been cancelled, Smith returns to Blackpool on 6th and 7th November for a pair of socially distanced gigs at The Almost Acoustic Club at Gillow's Bar in the Winter Gardens. Go here for full details and tickets.
Smith launches a first video from the album today. One 'side' of a double-A-side video single, 'Send In The Clown' will be followed by the second video next week.
Set for release on 27th November through Easy Action Records, Lockdown Holiday is available to pre-order here.
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