Thursday, 5 April 2018

"A Boat to an Island on the Wall" with Ben Howard taken from new album "Noonday Dream" plus tour dates

"A Boat To An Island On The Wall" is the first new music that Ben and his band have shared since the release of his number 1 charting second album, "I Forget Where We Were", in October 2014. It welcomes in a new full length record, "Noonday Dream".

"Noonday Dream" was recorded in numerous studios between South West France and South West England, including Sawmills. It was produced by Ben.

"A Boat To An Island On The Wall" is a typically uncompromising, richly textured epic of an introduction to Ben’s next body of work. Tap here to listen to "A Boat To An Island On The Wall"

The transformation and development in Ben’s writing from his hugely successful debut LP back in 2011, to the immersive darkness of 2014’s I Forget Where We Were, and now on the cusp of another new sonic phase in Noonday Dream, could and should cement his status as one of the UK’s most gifted and unpredictable of artists.

Ben will perform live throughout 2018 with his sprawling six piece band. Dates listed below.

Pre-Order Ben Howards's new album "Noonday Dream" here
Pre-order "Noonday Dream" HERE
Noonday Dream Tracklisting//
Nica Libres
The Towing Of The Line
A Boat To An Island On The Wall
What The Moon Does
Someone In The Doorway
All Down The Mines (interlude)
The Defeat
A Boat To An Island, Part II / Agatha’s Song
There’s Your Man
 See Ben Howard Live. Tickets will go on sale from Ben’s website on Friday 13th April:
See Ben Howard Live:

27th May – Coliseu, Lisbon
28th May – Teatro Sa Da Bandeira, Porto
29th May – Teatro Victoria Eugenia, San Sebastian
1st June – E-Werk, Cologne
3rd June – Sentrum Scene, Oslo
4th June – Cirkus, Stockholm
6th June – Admiralpalast, Berlin
8th June – Stodola, Warsaw
9th June – Divadlo Archa, Prague
11th June – Salle Pleyel, Paris
13th June – Eventim Apollo, London
14th June – Eventim Apollo, London
28th June – Playhouse, Edinburgh
29th June – Albert Hall, Manchester
30th June – The Eden Sessions, Cornwall
3rd July – Nuits de Fourviere, Lyon
4th July – Anfiteatro del Vittoriale, Gardone Riviera
6th July – Rock Wertcher, Belgium
7th July – AFAS, Amsterdam
9th July – Rockhal, Luxembourg
13th July – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid
14th July – Cruilla Festival, Barcelona
1st September – Stradbally, Electric Picnic
8th September – Lollapalooza, Berlin
Tickets on sale from Ben’s website on Friday 13th April:  
Fans should ensure they are only buying tickets via official outlets.

Ben Howard "A Boat To An Island On The Wall"
Taken From The Forthcoming Album, 
TAP HERE to Listen to "A Boat To An Island On The Wall"
“Noonday Dream” - Released 1st June 2018 via Island Records.

Friday, 9 March 2018


Young film makers at Petroc college in Barnstaple have produced two short videos to help promote the work of Survivors Alliance North Devon (SAND). SAND provides a specialist counselling service in north Devon for adults who have suffered from sexual abuse or rape and their non-offending family members. Two groups of learners from the foundation learning programme at Petroc worked with community film maker Amanda McCormack from North Devon Moving Image (NDMI). They chose SAND from a number of local charitable organisations who pitched for the free digital media support.
Director of SAND, Karen Black says; "We were so delighted and felt privileged to be chosen by the students to design a multi media campaign that would help raise our profile in North Devon. The whole process was made simple and fun by both the students and Amanda and we were highly impressed with the level of student interest and maturity relating to this difficult subject. We are over the moon that through this project many more people in this area will be able to receive help from Survivors Alliance North Devon CIC, and realise that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.”
Chantal Tonks, lead tutor on the Foundation Learning programme at Petroc adds; "The project is really beneficial to our learners, not only to find out more about the services that are available to them in their community but to support an organisation that they have chosen to raise awareness for and to take responsibility for the way the project is delivered. When they see the final results of their work it gives each learner a sense of pride and achievement at completing a media project, that can seem initially challenging, but through learning new skills and working together they have created something that is creative and meaningful."

Petroc survivors alliance project
Petroc Digital Media Project for SAND
Petroc Digital Media Project 2017 for SAND
Petroc Digital Media Project for SAND
Petroc Digital Media Project 2017 for SAND - Petroc learners and Russell from SAND
Petroc Digital Media Project 2017 for SAND - Petroc learners and Russell from SAND (Top Right)
Tap here to watch the films on the NDMI website 
Tap here to find out more about Survivors Alliance North Devon