Having exceeded 2.5 billion streams and reached Platinum status in America and Silver certification in the UK, the singer/ songwriter and producer Cavetown, also known as Robin Skinner, announces that his highly anticipated new album ‘worm food’ will be released on November 4th via Sire Records. The album is launched alongside its first single ‘1994’, which is accompanied by a video that was co-directed by Robin.
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Cavetown’s first full-length album since 2020’s ‘Sleepyhead’, ‘worm food’ delivers his most elaborately realized body of work to date, shaping his idiosyncratic storytelling into songs that ultimately give voice to our own most intimate emotions. As with all his output, Skinner produced the album on his own at his home studio, holing up in his garage and infusing his understated alt-pop with a powerful new vitality.
The announcement is a long time coming for fans of Cavetown, who have been patiently awaiting news of a new album for over two years. In that time, the popularity of Cavetown songs has continued to snowball, with an ardent community of fans proliferating around the world.
Graced with an exquisitely tender vocal performance from Skinner, ‘1994’ once again reveals his rare ability to spin his unsparing introspection into an impossibly catchy rhyme (from the first verse: “I’m trying to love the person I was when I was born / Hating on a kid doesn’t serve me anymore”).
Robin says, “‘1994’ is about dealing with perceived guilt and how it can become over-exaggerated in my head. I’m working on defining the line between what’s really wrong in a situation versus what is made up in my head, because it’s the parts that aren’t real that I end up feeling quite guilty about.
The lyrics are a message to myself, to help me see that there’s still a child inside of me that is deserving of love and care. The line ‘Say you’re coming around / I need you lately everything’s been getting me down’ is about feeling comforted by isolating myself, but learning to be comforted by the presence of someone else.”
This autumn will see Cavetown play his biggest London show to date at the Eventim Apollo, which quickly sold-out, as part of a major European headline tour. His touring schedule has just been extended with another wave of shows which begins in February 2023. Fan who pre-order ‘worm food’ will access a pre-sale which opens on September 15th, before tickets on sale here on September 16th. Cavetown’s forthcoming UK and Ireland tour dates are listed below, please see his website for a full list of all international dates.
5th – London, Eventim Apollo (SOLD OUT)
7th – Belfast, Ulster Hall (SOLD OUT)
8th – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
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14th – Brighton, Dome
15th – Leeds, O2 Academy
16th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
18th – Manchester, O2 Apollo
19th – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
22nd – Cambridge, Corn Exchange