THOMAS TRUAX ANNOUNCES UK AUTUMN TOUR
“When he performs, it is a spectacle – the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal.” -The Guardian
Merging a fevered imagination and solid songwriting with a mad scientist’s brain for weird gadgets, American singer Thomas Truax is a true one-off. Returning with new single ‘Save Me’, a UK tour has been booked to coincide with its release.
Truax has brought in British pop-noir chanteuse Gemma Ray for a warm and poignant duet. The song begins with a pair of down-on-their-luck barflies and ends with a spider who has spun his web in an unfortunate place. It’s the first single from Thomas’s upcoming ninth full-length album. Thomas and Gemma are joined by underground luminaries drummer Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls, Violent Femmes) and Pete Harvey (Modern Stories, Withered Hand) on strings. (All of the above feature on additional music on Truax’s upcoming album)
Gemma Ray’s album ‘Lights Out Zoltar!’ earned her an Independent Music Award and on its release her album ‘Milk For Your Motors’ was named Mojo Magazine’s ‘Album of the Week’. More importantly, she often plays guitar with a knife.
UNCUT magazine says “Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics” while Splendid magazine called him “one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you’ve never heard of…an exceptional talent.” His evolving “band” of self-made sound sculptures include a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called ‘Mother Superior’ and a souped up Gramophone called ‘The Hornicator’ (but he never leaves his trusty guitar Hank out of the equation too long).
Thomas Truax Tour
15th September – Oxford, Old Fire Station
5th October – Brighton, Prince Albert
6th Oct – Portsmouth, The Loft
13th Oct – Manchester, Castle Hotel
15 Oct – Aberdeen, The Blue Lamp
16 Oct – Mon: Inverness, Market Bar
18 Oct – Wed: Glasgow, Hug & Pint
19 Oct – Thurs, Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms
20 Oct – Fri: Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
22 Oct – Sun: Newcastle, Cumberland Arms Ouseburn
5 Nov – Sun: London, Lexington