To coincide with UK tour

King Creosote and Jon Hopkins are set to release new single 'John Taylor's Month Away' on February 6th.

Crossing paths at the Fence Collective's bash Homegame, King Creosote and Jon Hopkins promised to start a project together. Eventually finding time to sit down together in the studio, the pair laid down a number of tracks last year.

What emerged was quite, quite special. 'Diamond Mine' was a compact survey of village life, with King Creosote's pure voice floating over Jon Hopkins arrangements which contained just a hint of the electronica which made his name.

Rewarded with a Mercury nomination, the pair are set to play the album in its entirety on a new British tour. Announcing a series of dates, King Creosote and Jon Hopkins are also preparing a new single.

Taken from 'Diamond Mine', 'John Taylor's Month Away' is based on life at sea. Due for release on February 6th, the track will come backed with a new version of the King Creosote song 'Missionary'.

Recently covered by Kid Canaveral for a split single, 'Missionary' is an older but much loved King Creosote track. Re-worked for the 'Diamond Mine' sessions, the new version of 'Missionary' will be available on the flip of 'John Taylor's Month Away'.

Pre-order the single HERE.

Meanwhile, King Creosote and Jon Hopkins will perform a number of shows early next year. Arranging a series of dates in January and February, the pair will open the shows with a visit to Celtic Connections. The sprawling Glasgow event will host a performance by King Creosote and Jon Hopkins, launching their latest UK tour.

Heading down to Gateshead, the tour then visits Coventry, Cambridge, Nottingham, Norwich and more. Hitting London on February 2nd, King Creosote and Jon Hopkins will play Shepherd's Bush Empire.

All dates will be performed as a duo, except Glasgow and London where the pair will be joined by a full band. Tickets for all upcoming shows are set to go on sale this Friday (October 14th).

King Creosote and Jon Hopkins are set to play the following shows:

26 Glasgow Celtic Connections
27 Gateshead The Sage (Hall 2)
28 Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
30 Cambridge The Junction
31 Nottingham Glee Club

1 Norwich Arts Centre
2 London Shepherd's Bush Empire
4 Brighton St Georges Church
5 Bristol The Fleece
6 Manchester St Ann's
7 Liverpool The Capstone Theatre
8 Lancaster Library
9 Leeds City Varieties

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