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  John Grant

   Queen of Denmark


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.

ARTIST SITE   |   RELEASED: April 6, 2010   on Bella Union


   

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TRACK LISTING


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

 UPCOMING TOUR DATES

 Nov 
 22 
Liverpool, UK
John Grant with Royal Northern Sinfonia at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
 Nov 
 23 
Manchester, UK
John Grant and Royal Northern Sinfonia at The Bridgewater Hall
 Nov 
 24 
Birmingham, UK
John Grant at Symphony Hall
 Nov 
 25 
Bristol, UK
John Grant with Royal Northern Sinfonia at Colston Hall
 Nov 
 28 
Gateshead, UK
John Grant with Royal Northern Sinfonia at The Sage Gateshead
 Nov 
 29 
Edinburgh, UK
John Grant and Royal Northern Sinfonia at Usher Hall
 Nov 
 30 
London, UK
John Grant at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
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