Josh T. Pearson’s Last Of The Country Gentlemen is Rough Trade’s ‘Album of the Year’
Josh T. Pearson concludes an incredible year by receiving Rough Trade’s coveted ‘Album of the Year’ title for the deeply affecting Last Of The Country Gentlemen.
As a thank you, Pearson has recorded a new EP entitled ‘Josh T. Pearson’s Rough Trade Christmas Bonus’ which will be packed with Last Of The Country Gentleman exclusively for Rough Trade Shops. Featuring 5 traditional Christmas carols, it was recorded live to tape by Liam Watson at the legendary ToeRag Studios in Hackney, East London one dark October afternoon. This exclusive package will be available at Rough Trade Shops from the 21 November and can be pre-ordered here: http://bit.ly/sC2hJ7.
Rough Trade Shops ‘Albums of the Year’ officially launches at Rough Trade East on 1 December 2011 with a Q&A and signing session with Pearson, as well as the opening of a 10-year photographic retrospective of Pearson by legendary photographer Steve Gullick that will run throughout December. Rough Trade will announce their complete Top 100 shortly. Follow @roughtradeshops for news.
Josh T. Pearson hits the road for a short UK tour in late November that culminates at the hallowed Barbican Centre on 26 November.
Josh T. Pearson UK Tour Dates:
Mon 21 Nov Manchester Royal Northern College of Music www.alt-tickets.co.uk
Tues 22 Nov Glasgow Oran Mor www.pclpresents.com
Wed 23 Nov Leicester The Musician www.wegottickets.com
Thurs 24 Nov Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach www.ticketweb.co.uk
Fri 25 Nov Exeter Phoenix www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
Sat 26 Nov London Barbican ‘An Evening with Josh T. Pearson and Guests’ http://www.barbican.org.uk/music
Praise for Last Of The Country Gentlemen
“A stone cold masterpiece…” 5/5 ‘Album of the Month’ Uncut
“Not since Leonard Cohen has an artist emerged who can evoke such profound extremes of human emotion through the device of a simple musical performance.” 5/5 The Times
“Pearson is an emotional potholer – and he’s come back clutching diamonds” Evening Standard 5/5
“His solo debut is worth every second of the wait” 4/5 Q
“Compelling” 4/5 Daily Mirror
“…smothered in stark self-damnation but also beautiful, stark and to be treasured” 8/10 Clash
“A wonderful record full of stirring, gentle power” 4/5 Record Collector
“A truly magnificent record” 10/10 Drownedinsound
“…it’s one of the greatest and most compelling albums to emerge from this decade so far” thelineofbestfit
“Pearson is a one of a kind artist and words can’t describe how fucking good Last Of The Country Gentlemen is – heavy, beautiful and brilliant.” Mark Lanegan
“The greatest male vocalist of our time. This long awaited return is a tour around a beautiful, tortured soul” Guy Garvey