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It’s been an interesting few years for David Ford. His last LP was released in 2014 but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy with other things lately. Most notably, Ford picked up a prestigious Song of the Year award at Les Victoires de la Musique (France’s equivalent of the Grammys) for Johnny Hallyday’s French adaptation of his song I’m Alright Now and, more recently, contributing the title track to the Idris Elba film 100 Streets.

Now he’s working on a new album, Animal Spirits, which will feature his take on current affairs via his usual medium of the potent and purposeful lyrics we’ve come to know and love. In the meantime, though, he’s returning to The Cluny on Tuesday 6th June with his friends Michele Stodart and JP Ruggieri in tow to promote a new five track compilation. Entitled The Union EP, it includes the aforementioned 100 Streets, a song written with Tom McRae and Sam Parton, and a glimpse of material from the upcoming album. If anyone is capable of providing impassioned anthems with razor-sharp words for us to sing to in these testing times it’s the man responsible for the stirring State of the Union and the evocative Every Time. The evening will feature Ford songs old and new, as Stodart and Ruggieri join his band for what promises to be another extraordinary show.

David Ford plays The Cluny, Newcastle on Tuesday 6th June.

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