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Richard Hawley Shortlisted For BRIT Award & Unveils New Single 'Don’t Stare At The Sun' - Listen Now

Friday, 11 January 2013 Written by Jon Stickler
Richard Hawley Shortlisted For BRIT Award & Unveils New Single 'Don’t Stare At The Sun' - Listen Now

Following the announcement last night that Richard Hawley has been shortlisted in the ‘British Male Solo Artist’ category at this year’s BRIT Awards, Parlophone Records will release 'Don’t Stare At The Sun'; the fourth and final single from Hawley’s remarkable seventh album, 'Standing At The Sky’s Edge'.

'Don’t Stare At The Sun' is one of the more reflective tracks from the album. It covers a huge distance: a meditation that took inspiration from – on one hand – a woozy morning shared by young son and sleep-deprived father flying a kite in the park and – on the other – the fate that met Isaac Newton when he decided to stare into the sun. “He burnt the retinas in his eyes,” explains Hawley, “so that, from that moment on, everything he saw was gold.”

'Don’t Stare At The Sun' will be available as a digital download and as the fourth release through the Richard Hawley Singles Club (also available from all good music retailers), on limited edition 10” vinyl b/w a new, exclusive track (also available as a download). More information available soon over at richardhawley.co.uk

2012 proved to be Hawley’s most successful year yet: the Sheffield troubadour released his hugely acclaimed and highest charting album-to-date, played to sold out venues across Europe - including his first ever show at London’s Brixton Academy - performed a one-off, historic concert with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at former Sheffield steel works Magna, was shortlisted as ‘An Album Of The Year’ at the prestigious Mercury Music Prize, as well as inclusion in Best Albums 2012 polls in Q Magazine, Mojo, Uncut, NME, The Sun, Shortlist, amongst others, all topped off with the aforementioned BRIT Awards nomination.

Richard Hawley UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows:

Sun February 17th 2013 - Opera House, Buxton
Mon February 18th 2013 - HMV Picture House, Edinburgh
Wed February 20th 2013 - Colston Hall, Bristol
Thu February 21st 2013 - Assembly, Leamington Spa
Fri February 22nd 2013 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Sat February 23rd 2013 - The Troxy, Liverpool
Mon February 25th 2013 - Philharmonic Hall, London
Tue February 26th 2013 - City Hall, Hull

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