Independiente/Columbia Records Prepares Stateside Release of 'I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused,' the Critically-Acclaimed UK Debut Album Written, Produced & Performed By David Ford
In Stores Tuesday, April 25
Independiente/Columbia Records is set to release "I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused," the debut album from the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter David Ford, on Tuesday, April 25.
David Ford will perform several US gigs in March -- April including support spots for Gomez, Richard Ashcroft, and KT Tunstall (see itinerary following).
Originally released in the UK late last year, "I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused" was written, produced and performed in its entirety by David Ford, who recorded the album between October 2004 and February 2005 at home in Eastbourne and Lewes, Sussex, UK, using an Apple G4 computer. Ford, who plays virtually all the instruments on the album, is joined on select tracks by Frances Law (additional vocals), Franco Bidanco (tenor saxophone), and his local football club, Team Sundry (choral voices).
Ford's do-it-yourself approach to his music is captured both in his original artwork for the album and in his self-directed video for the album's first UK single, "State Of The Union." Working live in front of a single camera, Ford lays bare his creative process as he performs "State Of The Union" in his basement studio, generating a full-on version of the song loop-by-loop and layer-by-layer in a one-take extended tracking shot filming his impassioned vocals and razor-sharp studio prowess. The London Sunday Times (October 2005) praised "State Of The Union" as a "...furious, polemical... tour de force of snarling agitpop."
Ford's DIY second music video, "I Don't Care What You Call Me," deploys an even more emotionally audacious use of single-shot one-take camera work, creating a scathingly self-deprecating moral tableaux enacted in a subterranean car park.
Both videos may be viewed at David Ford's Web site (http://www.david-ford.com/ )
Ford began his career as an incisively passionate and introspective solo artist in August 2004 following the dissolution of his indie rock band easyworld.
David Ford and "I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused" have garnered universal praise from the UK music press corps.
Q (November 2005) called the album, "Bewitching" in a four star review while The Sun (October 2005) said "...his music hooks you and keeps you coming back for more."
Uncut (November 2005) called David Ford "One to watch" while the Daily Express (Friday, November 18, 2005) maintained that the artist "...deserves to be huge."
The Derby Evening Telegraph (November 2005) wrote that Ford had achieved "A debut of astonishing quality, it paints passionate portraits of intimacy through an endlessly engaging plateau of atmospheric pop."
The Manchester Evening News (October 2005) observed that Ford's "...real passion and fiery talent...sets him aside from any of his contemporaries and even more seasoned performers...Instead, he goes right up there alongside the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and early Tom Waits."
David Ford US Tour Dates: Monday March 27 New York City Hiro (with Gomez) Tuesday March 28 New York City Housing Works Bookstore (with Gomez) Wednesday March 29 New York City Webster Hall (with Richard Ashcroft) Thursday March 30 Boston Great Scott (solo) Friday March 31 New York City The Living Room (solo) Monday April 3 Philadelphia World Cafe Live (with KT Tunstall) Thursday April 6 Detroit The Magic Bag (with KT Tunstall) Friday April 7 Pittsburgh Club Cafe (with KT Tunstall) Saturday April 8 Louisville Headliners (with KT Tunstall) Monday April 10 Cleveland House Of Blues (with KT Tunstall) Tuesday April 11 Chicago Park West (with KT Tunstall) http://www.columbiarecords.com/ http://www.davidford.mu/ http://www.david-ford.com/ http://www.independiente.co.uk/
SOURCE: Columbia Records
CONTACT: Benny Tarantini of Columbia Records, Media, New York,
+1-212-833-5858, Benny.Tarantini@sonybmg.com; or Andy Adelewitz of Little Big
Man Publicity for David Ford, +1-646-336-8520, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.columbiarecords.com/