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Durham singer songwriter Scott Free launches his second solo album, The Mexican of Love, with a gig at Heaton’s Curvy Sounds on Friday 9th July.

Soaring high as an eagle with this soothing, escapist, charm offensive, Scott draws inspiration from turn of the 70s artists and outlook. In a tenor style not unlike Neil Young, or even former Gorkys Zygotic Mynci Euros Childs, Scott espouses that we’ve got places to go. He is inviting us to leave behind pandemic pandemonium in dreary towns and join him in slow adventures in an idolised, sun-kissed, 70s Mexican retreat.

Plenty of tongue in cheek puns throughout, as you might have guessed from the album title. It is an acoustic driven long player where a burst of recorder, harmonica or fuzzy electric adds colour and depth to the palette of acoustic guitar and voice. Post-production involved Maximo Park’s Duncan Lloyd, Polestar’s Alex Blamire and Luke Oldfield (son of Mike Oldfield). How is that for 70s/2020s stamps of approval?

In true 70s fashion, the album is available on a limited run of 50 cassettes as well as digital format from Scott’s Bandcamp. You may just be able to pick up a copy at the launch party at Newcastle’s Curvy Sounds, which will provide an intimate setting with a very limited capacity so contact the shop or artist in advance to grab your space.

Scott Free launches The Mexican of Love, with support from Jenni Mac, at Curvy Sounds, Newcastle on Friday 9th July


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