NEWTON FAULKNER has announced that his new album INTERFERENCE (OF LIGHT) will be released on 20 August via Battenberg Records on vinyl, CD and digital formats.


Four years on from his last studio album, Newton has been working throughout lockdown from his recording studio in East London, exploring a number of new and unexplored styles and ideas, using them as the building blocks for his new album. “I’m not very precious anymore,” he remarks. “The music is a bit chunkier, it’s definitely way heavier and much less acoustic than previously. I feel like the stuff I’ve written recently is simpler but it’s tasteful … it works as songs. I can feel it.”


The first single from the album, TOGETHER, will be released in early June.


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INTERFERENCE (OF LIGHT) is an album that sees Newton push himself further, both musically and vocally. “I want to boil things down to their strongest form,” he says. “It’s about the songs. However good you are at playing, if the voice isn’t up to scratch and the songs aren’t good enough, no one is going to listen to them.”


It’s grizzly, soulful and a step further,” he says of his new material. “Vocally, I’ve learned a huge amount over the years. I was a guitarist and a writer who sang. That’s kind of where I came from. And now I feel like my voice has caught up with the stuff I was doing on guitar.”


The new album is Newton at his most daring, and his most familiar. Keeping to his trademark songwriting and storytelling, this album reflects his feelings on current times. “I don’t think things get better or worse, they just change,” he says. “I’ve kind of purposefully steered away from any of the cliques that have appeared around me. I’ve just remained this solitary figure. I love it!


INTERFERENCE (OF LIGHT) will be released on vinyl, CD and digital formats, all featuring different track lists, as Newton explains.


The way people listen to music has changed dramatically in the time I’ve been making and releasing music and, for me, each medium has a different purpose and requires a different approach. Interludes, which played a huge part in Hand Built by Robots, make no sense being streamed on an online playlist but work amazingly on a CD, and vinyl is a different experience again. So, I’ve decided to package this album differently for each format: streaming sites will get a 17-track album with no interludes clogging up your shuffles; the CD will be 17 tracks plus interludes for a smoother flow; and the vinyl will be 11 tracks curated by me to work on one disc with the best possible flow from one side to the other and the best possible sound.”


Since the release of Hand Built by Robots in 2007 (featuring the massive hit Dream Catch Me) Newton Faulkner has become one of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters of the millennium. Later this year, he will be heading out on tour to play to live music-starved fans across the UK, starting with a number of socially distanced gigs, many of which are already sold out.







Sun         30           LEEDS                                     Wardrobe (Sold Out)

Mon        31           STOKE                                     Sugarmill (Sold Out)




Tue         01           LONDON                               Clapham Grand (Sold Out)

Wed       02           BRIGHTON                             Concorde 2

Fri           04           FROME                                   Cheese & Grain

Sun         06           BOURNEMOUTH                  Old Fire Station (Sold Out)

Mon        07           GUILDFORD                          Holy Trinity Church

Tue         08           TUNBRIDGE WELLS             Assembly Hall Theatre






Fri           24           CHESTER                                 Live Room

Sat          25            CASTLETON                          Peak Cavern

Sun         26            HOLMFIRTH                          Picture Drome

Thu         30            BURY ST EDMUNDS            Apex




Fri           01            TENBY                                    De Valence Pavilion

Sat          02            SWANSEA                             Patti Pavilion







Mon        11            GLASGOW                             Galvanizers SWG 3

Tue         12           EDINBURGH                          Liquid Room

Sat          16           NEWCASTLE                         University

Mon        18           HULL                                      Asylum

Tue         19           SHEFFIELD                             Leadmill

Wed       20           MANCHESTER                       Ritz

Fri           22           LIVERPOOL                           Academy

Sat          23           CARDIFF                                 Tramshed

Mon        25           BIRMINGHAM                      Institute

Tue         26           LONDON                               Shepherds Bush Empire

Thu         28           NORWICH                             UEA

Fri           29           OXFORD                                 Academy

Sat          30           BRISTOL                                 Anson Rooms

Sun         31           TORQUAY                              Foundry




Tue         02           DUBLIN                                  Academy










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