James Righton (uk)Wed 15 Apr 2020
Former Klaxons member returns with solo material ‘The Performer’ (DEEWEE) (POSTPONED)
We’re very pleased to announce that James Righton will be performing brand new material at Pilar. After coming to prominence as vocalist/keyboardist of the successful British band Klaxons, recording with Arctic Monkeys, and crafting his Shock Machine project, James Righton is now set to release his debut solo album ‘The Performer’ through the Soulwax-run label, DEEWEE in March. The first single “The Performer”, stands in stark contrast with the electro-hedonism that characterized Klaxons’ music. Instead, it’s a stylized take on perennial glamour, inspired by the 70ies. Think of the suave art-lounge of Roxy Music, the sumptuous psychedelia of the Beach Boys with a hint of Nick Lowe into the mix. Watch/listen below.
The new album was written, performed and produced by James, with help from James Ford on drums and bass, string arrangements by High Llamas’ Sean O’Hagan, sax by Bryan Ferry collaborator Jorja Chalmers, and additional string arrangements by Josephine Stephenson (Thom Yorke, Arctic Monkeys, Ex:Re). The live shows will feature Righton playing songs from the new album and some older Klaxons material.