Johnny Dowd tours EU in April and releases "That's Your Wife on the Back of My Horse"17-12-2014
Time to dig out the bunting and start baking those celebratory cakes, the ‘master of the absurd’ Ithaca’s brightest, exploratory mind, Johnny Dowd, returns with a new album, 'That’s Your Wife on the Back of My Horse,’ set for release on Mother Jinx Records on March 9th. For a musician forever pushing the envelope to new and exciting places, to turn the clock back and essentially return to the spirit and recording processes of his first album, 1998’s ‘Wrong Side Of Memphis,’ seems a little surprising.
Well, rest assured this is Texan-born Johnny Dowd we are talking about here, the arch-mercurial sonic chameleon and adventurist, not some everyday revivalist. For ‘That’s Your Wife on the Back of My Horse,’ Dowd is totally his own man, both literally and metaphorically.
To support the album, Dowd will tour Europe in April 2015 (see all tourdates below). The shows will feature Dowd solo, delivering a full-on sonic assault (drum machines, guitar loops, and synths) as only he can—a captivating combination of lo-fi meets high tech.
Johnny Dowd has released a number of critically-acclaimed albums and was featured on all manner of compilations over the years. His songs featured heavily in the cult musical documentary ‘Searching For The Wrong-Eyed Jesus,’ and he has worked alongside artists such as Jackie Leven, The Pine Valley Cosmonauts, and Jim White.
2015.04.09 Krefeld (DE) @ Kulturrampe
2015.04.10 Eeklo (BE) @ N9
2015.04.11 Nottingham (UK) @ Guitar Bar
2015.04.12 London (UK) @ The Islington
2015.04.13 Eye (UK) @ The Bank Eye
2015.04.14 Brighton (UK) @ Prince Albert
2015.04.15 Leicester (UK) @ The Musician
2015.04.16 Lille (FR) @ La Peniche
2015.04.17 Eindhoven (NL) @ Blue Collar Hotel
2015.04.18 Rotterdam (NL) @ V11
2015.04.20 Zurich (CH) @ El Lokal
2015.04.21 Frankfurt (DE) @ Dreikoningskeller
2015.04.22 Norderstedt (DE) @ Harksheide
2015.04.23 Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso Upstairs
2015.04.24 Zeist (NL) @ De Peppel
2015.04.25 Hengelo (NL) @ Heartland Festival