Tue 18 Sep 2018

Review… Baxter Dury at O2 Ritz, Manchester


Baxter Dury, the son of famous punk/new wave artist Ian Dury (of Ian Dury and the Blockheads), is going on tour this November, including dates at Manchester’s O2 Ritz (November 8th) and London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (November 10th).

His fifth and most recent album ‘Prince of Tears’ was released in October 2017, but has gained a lot of success, with 4/5-star reviews from The Guardian and NME, and 7/10 ratings from Clash Magazine, Under The Radar and Loud and Quiet.

There are very clear similarities between Baxter and his father, especially in some vocal moments and in his lyrical writing. There are certain lines in his songs that use such clever humour and wordplay and create easily imagined visuals.
Opener ‘Miami’ is a very interesting song- with spat-out spoken word mixed with soft, melodic vocals going over a repeating bassline. It’s attention grabbing and intriguing. The rest of the album has the same effect; the songs keep playing and you’re listening, fascinated by what you might hear next.

To keep the anticipation building for his November shows, Baxter Dury has released short single ‘White Coats’, which features Etienne de Crécy and Delilah Holliday. It’s hypnotic and adds a 90’s house/EDM synthesizer right at the end which just lifts the whole song. Baxter is currently working with Heavenly Recordings and will be creating more songs with Etienne and Delilah, in a new project called B.E.D.

His live show will feature a range of his greatest songs and will be a musical joy to go and see. Baxter’s last Manchester show was a huge success, so much that the crowd even invaded the stage to show their love.

Tickets are available here: http://gigst.rs/BaxD

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