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Ahead of his third studio album, Keaton Henson has announced a concert at the London Palladium in November.
Keaton Henson’s debut album, ‘Dear…, was released quietly in late 2010, in a limited edition run, hand-made by Keaton. Here were simple, tender songs, stripped to the marrow, and written without the desire to be heard… though they sold out almost immediately.
Fast forward to September 2011 and BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe is threatening to play ‘You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are’ twice in a row, triggering a frenzy of investigations into Keaton’s identity. Amidst a growing audience and a wealth of critical acclaim, Keaton chose not to perform or promote his record in a conventional manner – he was simply compelled to write the next album.
It’s critically acclaimed follow-up, ‘Birthdays’, went even further. Written and recorded in less than a year, a toughness veins throughout ‘Birthdays’, addressing the challenges of newfound and newly-lost love. This is the sound of what happens next, once your private agony goes public overnight. And in more ways than one, ‘Birthdays’ presents the perils of getting what you wished for.