Confirms US live tour
Debut solo album How The West Was Won out now
“The Only Ones frontman returns – against all odds, and as defiant and withering as ever” The Guardian 4* Album of the Week
“At 65, Perrett is back, and fully engaged with the world” Uncut 8/10 Album of the Month
“Fresh, vital and gloriously unapologetic” Mojo 4* Album of the Month
“The most unexpected triumph of the year” The Times 4*
“A remarkable, raw-sounding piece of work, blending stripped back, mature pop with sarcastic cynicism”Loud & Quiet
Earlier this year, Peter Perrett released his debut solo album How The West Was Won. Former frontman of The Only Ones, Perrett hadn’t released any music for 20 years and this was one comeback that nobody saw coming. The record found Perrett with energy in his blood, rediscovering the importance of rock’n’roll and was received to much excitement and wide critical acclaim.
Now, Perrett is heading out on tour to mark his return truly complete. Alongside his upcoming UK and European dates that kick off at the end of the month, he has announced a US tour for 2018. To celebrate, he has shared a live video of album track ‘Sweet Endeavour’, featuring his 5-piece band that includes his sons – Jamie and Peter Jr. on lead guitar and bass respectively.
Peter Perrett live dates
30th October 2017 – King Tuts, Glasgow
2nd November 2017 – Gorilla, Manchester
4th November 2017 – Electric Ballroom, London
7th November 2017 – Concorde 2, Brighton
13th November 2017 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
14th November 2017 – Point Ephemere, Paris
16th November 2017 – Botanique Witloofbar, Brussels
20th November 2017 – Badehaus, Berlin
22nd November 2017 – Sala Sol, Madrid
28th February 2018 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
2nd March 2018 – Bowery Ballroom, New York
3rd March 2018 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston
5th March 2018 – Subterranean, Chicago
7th March 2018 – Turf Club, St. Paul, MN
9th March 2018 – The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles
11th March 2018 – The Independent, San Francisco
The songs on How The West Was Won examine complex emotional terrain and extreme human behaviour, shot through as always with wry self-analysis. In a sense the album is a Perrett family affair: there are love songs (‘An Epic Story’, ‘C Voyeurger’) from Peter to his wife Zena. He rails against American imperialism and celebrity culture on the title track and on ‘Something In My Brain’, Perrett discusses good choices, bad choices and ultimately the only choices that will guarantee survival. There are also songs where Perrett opens his curtains and stares out into a much-changed world (‘Man Of Extremes’, ‘Sweet Endeavour’).
How The West Was Won is available to buy on deluxe LP (coloured vinyl, gatefold sleeve, booklet and black polylined sleeve), standard vinyl (gatefold sleeve, booklet and black polylined sleeve), CD (gatefold wallet sleeve, booklet) and digital.
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Featured Photo credit – Steve Gullick