As momentum builds towards the release of the hotly anticipated debut album Waiting For The Rain from Andrew Cushin out on 29th September 2023, today the North East’s fastest rising new star, releases his new single ‘Just Like You’d Want Me To’ through Strap Originals. LISTEN HERE

The single arrives as Andrew is about to embark on an arena tour across Europe (supporting Louis Tomlinson). While it’s early in Andrew’s career, he’s already proved he’s an artist’s artist, previously being invited to support Paul Weller, The Lottery Winners, Jake Bugg, Johnny Marr, Lathums, Blossoms and more.

On Just Like You’d Want Me To, Andrew says “Its a song about resilience, hope and inner belief, standing tall and knowing that better days are gonna come. ‘We’ll do no wrong if you keep singing along’ is one of my favourite lines from the entire record, it means to me that by the power of music, everything will be okay.”

‘Just Like You’d Want Me To’ is the sixth track (following It’s Coming Round Again, 4.5%, You’ll Be Free, Dream For A Moment and Wor Flags) to be taken from Andrew Cushin’s debut album. Louis Tomlinson and Peter Doherty have joined forces with their respective record labels to release the album. Peter and Louis bonded over their mutual admiration for Andrew, who is signed to Peter’s ‘Strap Originals’ label.

Waiting For The Rain was produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers) and recorded at Rockfield studios in Monmouth and The Libertines Albion Rooms studios in Margate. The album will be released on Vinyl (multiple limited edition colour variations), CD and Digital download and is available to preorder now HERE.

Due to phenomenal demand Andrew Cushin has added an additional show in his hometown at Newcastle’s City Hall on 16thDecember to his previously announced Waiting For The Rain Tour. The full list of dates is:


12th Carlisle Brickyard
13th Belfast Voodoo
14th Dublin Academy 2
16th Liverpool O2 Academy2
17th Oxford O2 Academy2
18th London Scala
19th Bristol Thekla
21st Birmingham O2 Institute2
22nd Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
24th Brighton Patterns
25th Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms
26th Leicester O2 Academy2
28th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
29th Leeds Wardrobe
31st Sheffield O2 Academy2


1st Glasgow St. Lukes
2nd Manchester Band On The Wall
4th Newcastle O2 City Hall (SOLD OUT)


16th Newcastle O2 City Hall

Tickets available now from, and

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