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Newcastle-based alt. pop artist Ruth Lyon has a busy Autumn approaching; new EP Direct Debit To Vogue is on the horizon in November, and she’s gearing up for a spate of headline shows up and down the country, and she’ll drop into The Cluny 2 on Saturday 29th October. As great a venue as it is, it’s certainly no match for the Texan media mecca SXSW Festival, which is where Lyon spent some of her summer, performing to new audiences and participating in disability visibility panels.

With this unprecedented focus on disability visibility at such a prestigious event, Lyon was inspired to look closer at her own experiences as a wheelchair user when writing the follow-up to her debut EP, 2021’s Nothing’s Perfect. In a perfect world, no one should have any duty to act as a spokesperson for their community – but this isn’t a perfect world. Lyon instead used these discussions with her peers and a wider audience to create a record that is as gut-punchingly honest as it is a hauntingly beautiful extension of Lyon’s discography. She’s never been a passive witness to her own life, but with Direct Debit To Vogue, Ruth Lyon takes complete control of her narrative to help guide those on a similar personal journey. Get an early listen of the release at what promises to be a special show indeed.

Ruth Lyon plays The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Saturday 29th October. Direct Debit To Vogue is out on 26th November via Pink Lane Records.


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