Ezra Furman

With the release of his much-anticipated new album Perpetual Motion People now less than three weeks away on 6th July, and following his show-stopping performance on Later with Jools Holland last month, Ezra Furman has announced news of more UK and Ireland headline shows in October and November to follow his Summer festival appearances at Latitude, Port Eliot and Standon Calling. Upcoming UK/Ireland headline shows below:

Wednesday 8th July – GUILDFORD – Boileroom
Thursday 9th July – STOWMARKET – John Peel Centre
Friday 10th July – MIDDLESBOROUGH – Westgarth Social
Sunday 12th July – GLASGOW – Broadcast
Monday 13th July – BEDFORD - Esquires
Tursday 14th July – SOUTHAMPTON - Joiners


Monday 19th October – BELFAST – Limelight 2
Tuesday 20th October – DUBLIN – Workman's Club
Wednesday 21st October – LEEDS – Brudenell
Thursday 22nd October – LONDON – O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire


Saturday 14th November – BRISTOL – Fleece
Sunday 15th November – LIVERPOOL – Arts Club
Monday 16th November – MANCHESTER – Gorilla
Tuesday 17th November – GLASGOW – Art School
Wednesday 18th November – NOTTINGHAM – Glee Club


Ezra's new single 'Lousy Connection' recently premiered on Stereogum and can be heard HERE. The video to previous single 'Restless Year' can be viewed HERE.

Perpetual Motion People was recorded with Furman’s current band The Boyfriends - comprising Jorgen Jorgensen (bass), Ben Joseph (keyboards, guitar), Sam Durkes (drums) and saxophonist Tim Sandusky – at studio Ballistico in Furman’s home city of Chicago (though he’s currently based in San Francisco). The album kicks off with ‘Restless Year’, about which Consequence Of Sound described as, “a ball of energy, bouncing around genre borders with glee. There’s the rebellion of ’90s indie rock, a string of sunshine-y ’80s pop, and the snarl of ’70s punk.”

Furman is as a true original, tapping avenues of music that most others have left alone, or wouldn’t have the guts to emulate. “There’s rarely been a scene that I’ve wanted to be part of,” he admits. “I’m just not hearing other stuff out there that I wish existed, so that’s my goal, to do it myself.”

Perpetual Motion People will be released 6th July on Bella Union. New Ezra Furman photo by Phil Sharp below.

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