Steve Mason reveals Liverpool Invisible Wind Factory date on UK tour + support from Pictish Trail

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Steve Mason at Liverpool’s Arts Club

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Steve Mason has revealed a Liverpool date as part of his forthcoming winter tour.

The former Beta Band front man, who released his fourth studio album, About The Light, will play the Invisible Wind Factory on November 13.

Mason, who has a firm following on Merseyside, last played the city in October 2016 and will bring his new set of critically acclaimed tracks to the north docklands’ venue courtesy of promoters Harvest Sun.

Speaking about his latest album, Mason, said: “Song writing since the Beta Band had become something I did entirely alone – however, it really does not reflect who I am anymore and is not something that really excited me.

So I decided with this album that I wanted to get my live band involved at every stage to break this cycle, and because I wanted to capture the energy that we produce when we play live shows.

For The Light saw Mason bring in iconic producer, Stephen Street, known for his work with Blur and The Smiths.

For this album, electric guitars, heavy brass and gospel backing vocals were the brew that I had in mind and Stephen was fully on board with that plan.” added Mason.

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Reflecting on the album, Street commented: “When I listen to this album it feels and sounds like the first ‘legitimate’ record that I have ever made. It’s hard to explain but it sounds like a ‘real’ album. I think that is partly the production, the playing and the work that I did with the band for all those months in our rehearsal room on the South Coast.

One of the founding members of The Beta Band, Steve has also recorded under the names of King Biscuit Time and Black Affair and since 2010 has released three acclaimed solo albums under his own name.

Support comes from electro-pop boffin Pictish Trail whose latest album About The Light was out on Domino earlier this year. Pictish Trail will perform as a two-piece together with multi-instrumentalist Suse Bear (Tuff Love), and preview new material from his next album, due in 2020, as well as revisit Pictish classics in new stripped-down forms.

  • Steve Mason plays The Invisible Wind Factory on November 13.

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