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Watch the video premiere of “Full English Brexit” via iNews

Read a recent interview with Bragg via Noisey

(Bridges Not Walls) is a definitively 2017 soundtrack… a solid gold illustration of an always-inspiring singer-songwriter – Record Collector

 Billy Bragg, who is about to embark on the UK leg of his ‘Bridges Not Walls’ tour after selling out shows across the U.S., will release a new single ‘Full English Brexit’ this Friday Nov 3rd 2017 on the Cooking Vinyl label. The song is an elegant piano ballad that characterises the attitudes of an all too familiar ageing Little Englander, and follows hot on the heels of Billy’s previous single releases ‘The Sleep Of Reason,’ ‘King Tide And The Sunny Day Flood’, ‘Why We Build The Wall’ and ‘Saffiyah Smiles’ which were released in July, August, September and October respectively, and have gone down a storm on his recent live shows. The video to “Full English Brexit” will be premiered on the iNews website on Friday 3rd Nov. Previous videos available here.

On Friday Nov 3rd, the mini album, ‘Bridges Not Walls‘ will be released featuring all of the singles he has released over the summer.

Says Billy: “Life comes at you real fast these days. What’s a singer-songwriter to do when events keep challenging the way that we see the world? Before we’ve had a chance to digest one startling development, along comes another to throw us off balance again. I’ve been grubbing up songs for the past 12 months, but without the time to get an album together due to other projects, so in an effort to keep pace with these chaotic times I decided to start dropping tracks as they became ready across the summer culminating in a mini album. As always, they’re my way of trying to make some sense of what’s going on. And there’s been a lot going on.”

‘Bridges Not Walls’ track listing

  1. The Sleep Of Reason
  2. King Tide And The Sunny Day Flood
  3. Why We Build The Wall
  4. Saffiyah Smiles
  5. Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted
  6. Full English Brexit

‘BRIDGES NOT WALLS’ TOUR DATES:

NOVEMBER

3          REYKJAVIK – Iceland Airwaves

5          BEXHILL – De La Warr Pavilion

6          LONDON – Islington Assembly Hall [SOLD OUT]

7          LONDON – Islington Assembly Hall [SOLD OUT]

8          CAMBRIDGE – Junction [SOLD OUT]

10       OXFORD – O2 Academy [SOLD OUT]

11       BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall [SOLD OUT]

12       SHEFFIELD – The Leadmill [SOLD OUT]

14       LIVERPOOL – Philharmonic Hall

15       EDINBURG – The Queen’s Hall [SOLD OUT]

16       NEWCASTLE – Wylam Brewery [SOLD OUT]

18       NOTTINGHAM – Rock City

19       CARDIFF – Tramshed

21       SOUTHAMPTON – The Brook [SOLD OUT]

22       LONDON – Clapham Grand [SOLD OUT]

25       ANTWERP – De Roma

27       COLOGNE – Gloria Theatre

28       BERLIN – Heimathafen [SOLD OUT]

29       FRANKFURT – Batschkapp

30       HAMBURG – Fabrik [SOLD OUT]

NEW PHOTO OF BILLY HERE: http://bit.ly/2oc9PMP

Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 30 years. Among the former Saturday boy’s albums are his punk-charged debut Life’s a Riot With Spy Vs Spy, the more love-infused Workers Playtime, pop classic Don’t Try This At Home, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee-timed treatise on national identity England, Half-English, and his stripped-down tenth, Tooth & Nail, his most successful since the early 90s. The intervening three decades have been marked by a number one hit single, having a street named after him, being the subject of a South Bank Show, appearing onstage at Wembley Stadium, curating Left Field at Glastonbury, sharing spotted dick with a Cabinet minister in the House of Commons cafeteria, being mentioned in Bob Dylan’s memoir and meeting the Queen. At their best, Billy’s songs present ‘the perfect Venn diagram between the political and the personal’ (the Guardian).

Billy Bragg has recently added best-selling author/musicologist to his CV with the success of his acclaimed 2017 book ‘Roots, Radicals & Rockers – How Skiffle Changed The World’.

 www.billybragg.co.uk

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