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John Grant
Queen of Denmark

John Grant - Queen of Denmark

Denver, Colorado's John Grant is as talented as he is cynical. 'We just had so much hatred for each other that we couldn't carry on,' says Grant of his relationship with his former band members in The Czars. Vitriol like that can go one of only two ways, and for a while, it looked like it wasn't going to end well for Grant. 'I spent about a year thinking I must kill myself.' But in the end, that vitriol ended up as artistic fuel --thanks to acclaimed Texas rockers Midlake. The band befriended Grant and invited him into their studio, acting as his backing band, where they recorded and produced Queen of Denmark, his solo debut. 'What those guys did for me, I can't thank them enough.'

Recalling the halcyon days of 70s AM gold, Queen of Denmark is partly the product of a pension for his parents' 8-tracks. 'They had Supertramp, John Denver, Journey and Abba,' says Grant, though his own music leans more toward Harry Nilsson, Scott Walker and Randy Newman. His personal tastes aside, what's for sure is that his is a significant new songwriting voice. Bubbling with lyrical frankness and still-raw emotional wounds, you'll find Queen of Denmark's melodies soothing at the same time its lyrics burrow down to that one remaining exposed nerve - bending and plucking it like an E string.

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FEATURED TRACK

"Chicken Bones"

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. TC and Honeybear
  2. 2. Mars
  3. 3. Where Dreams Go To Die
  4. 4. Sigourney Weaver
  5. 5. Chicken Bones
  6. 6. Silver Platter Club
  7. 7. It's Easier
  8. 8. Outer Space
  9. 9. Jesus Hates Faggots
  10. 10. Caramel
  11. 11. Leopard and Lamb
  12. 12. Queen of Denmark

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Aug 31
    Cardiff, UK John Grant at New Theatre Cardiff
  • Sep 01
    Bexhill-On-Sea, UK John Grant at De La Warr Pavilion
  • Sep 05
    London, UK John Grant and Teddy Thompson at Alexandra Palace Theatre
  • Sep 09
    Edinburgh, UK John Grant and Teddy Thompson at Edinburgh Festival Theatre
  • Sep 11
    Halifax, UK Richard Hawley with John Grant, Gruff Rhys, and Studio Electrophonique at Piece Hall
  • Sep 12
    Manchester, UK John Grant with Teddy Thompson at RNCM Theatre
  • Nov 18
    Cork, Ireland John Grant with Conchúr White at Live at St Lukes
  • Nov 19
    Cork, Ireland John Grant with Conchúr White at Live at St Lukes
  • Nov 21
    Kilkenny, Ireland John Grant with Conchúr White at St. Canice's Cathedral
  • Nov 22
    Letterkenny, Ireland John Grant with Conchúr White at An Grianan Theatre
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