Monday 6 April 2015
Tuesday 7 April 2015
Frontier Touring has added a second Paolo Nutini show in Auckland with tickets to the first show selling out in just a few hours! Marking Paolo’s first ever performances in New Zealand, these shows promise a truly unforgettable night, filled with soul from an Artist with an incomparable vocal talent.
The 27-year-old Paisley born singer, who brought us innovative, thought-provoking, soul and funk-infused tunes such as ‘These Streets’, ‘Last Request’ and ‘Jenny Don’t Be Hasty’ is back with a new album, Caustic Love (out now through Warner Music) (click here for album trailer). Caustic Love is an album of unforgettable songs and choice grooves, topped with Nutini’s gutsy voice, which just gets better and better with time and singles him out as arguably the best singer of his generation.
"Caustic Love may be the best UK R&B album since the 1970s blue-eyed-soul heyday of Rod Stewart and Joe Cocker. Not only is Nutini reaching the feral depths once plumbed by those raw-throated voices, but he’s locked into the spirit of that most golden of soul eras, with subtly updated adaptations of classic soul styles.’ – The Independent ★★★★★
‘What's he been doing (for the past five years)? Writing the best songs of his career’ - Sunday Times, Culture
Nutini, who had been on the road and continuously writing and recording since his 2006 debut These Streets, says he took the long-overdue time off “to reconnect with family and friends. It only takes going home for a little while to put things in perspective”.
The latest album sees Nutini reach new heights with the help of a few friends including Rollo Armstrong (Faithless), Barrie Cadogan (Primal Scream), Tchad Blake (Elvis Costello), revered bassist Pino Palladino (D’Angelo, The Who), legendary American drummer James Gadson (Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye) and Janelle Monáe.
In the week of its release, Nutini released a live video of ‘Iron Sky’ (click here to watch) which was filmed at Abbey Road Studios and proclaimed by Adele as “one of the best things I’ve ever seen in my life”, and is rightfully so, closing in on 4.5 million views. The album took the No.1 spot in the UK for three weeks.
There are few artists around right now who do what Nutini does, and does so well. Caustic Love is already a classic album and illustrates his ability to keep growing musically while staying true to his roots. The latest offering reignites listeners with what we’ve been missing: the raw-throated, soulful vocals coupled with equally enriched layers of sublime backing vocals and instrumentals.
Paolo Nutini is definitely back, with new tricks up his sleeve which you will just have to experience for yourself. Be sure to buy your tickets as soon as they go on sale as public demand is huge.