Richard DawsonWeird World
Released: 2nd June 2017
‘Peasant’ is the new album by Newcastle artist Richard Dawson. Any listener to 2014’s hugely acclaimed ‘Nothing Important’ will be at once intrigued by and slightly fearful of the prospect of a record that could make that landmark release look like formative work.
From its first beguilingly muted fanfare to its spectacular climax exploring a Dark Ages masseuse’s dangerous fascination with a mysterious artefact called the Pin Of Quib, ‘Peasant’ will grab newcomers to Dawson’s work by the scruff of the neck and refuse to let them go until they have signed a pledge of life-long allegiance.