Following his short run of intimate dates last December, LUKE SITAL-SINGH has announced a more extensive UK Tour in support of his upcoming new album, ‘A Golden State’, which is out April 5th on Raygun Records via The Orchard.
Luke, who recently relocated from Bristol to LA, says “I’ve been living in Los Angeles for two weeks so far and I’m already feeling worryingly upbeat. So I’m very excited to be coming home for this tour and launching this new album the right way. It could be my last visit for a while so I plan to make it a memorable one.”
The song’s video contrasts Los Angeles and Weston-super-Mare, and was directed Chris ‘MUG5’ Maguire. “I had a choice to keep Weston-super-Mare as my local beach or change it to Malibu, California,” says Luke. “Tricky one…! They could have flown me to LA for the video shoot, but I’m not Duran Duran. So I got the train to Weston and filmed my bits there.”
‘Los Angeles’ is the third single from ‘A Golden State’, following the 2018 singles ‘The Last Day’ and ‘Love Is Hard Enough Without The Winter’. Fans who pre-order the album will get all three singles as instant grats.
‘A Golden State’ was produced by Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers, Soak), who also produced Luke’s last album, 2017’s ‘Time Is A Riddle’, and recorded in Portland’s Jackpot Studios, famously set up by Elliott Smith, where alumni include R.E.M., Stephen Malkmus, and The Decemberists.
The cover artwork, a four-colour lino cut of the Venice Beach canals created by Hannah, is taken from her upcoming art book, ‘Coastline’ (pre-order at www.hannahcousins.com), which chronicles a two-week road trip the couple took down California’s iconic Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and LA.
Sat 6 – Southampton – Heartbreakers
Sun 7 – Cardiff – The Moon
Mon 8 – London – Earth
Tues 9 – Manchester – Deaf Institute
Thurs 11 – Glasgow – Poetry Club
Fri 12 – Aberdeen – Tunnels
Sat 13 – Edinburgh – The Caves
Sun 14 – Newcastle – Cluny 2
Mon 15 – Cambridge – Portland Arms
Wed 17 – Nottingham – Bodega
Tickets on sale 10am tomorrow Friday January 25th from www.lukesitalsingh.