Michael Kiwanuka recently made a rather good impression on the entire country with his moving and seemingly effortless soul filled vocals. With a headline tour upcoming and his new single ‘I’ll Get Along’ set for release 28 May, it seems MK is just getting started.
Having won BBC Sound of 2012 award in January, big things are expected from Kiwanuka on his up and coming tour commencing 13 May.
Somehow the swift rising star has found time to spend the day in Ray Davis’ Konk Studio with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach running the desk. ‘Lasan’ was the product of that little outing, which has since become a viral hit.
‘I’ll Get Along’ echo’s proudly of Van Morrison and even more predominantly of Bill Withers. The 24 year old is accompanied by a simplistic yet compelling backing band. His voice floats effortlessly on top of the instrumentation, producing a finely polished product.
UK tour dates are as follows:
13th May ‘ Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
14th May ‘ Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
15th May ‘ Manchester, HMV Ritz
17th May ‘ Glasgow, ABC
19th May ‘ Dublin, Academy
21st May ‘ Sheffield, Leadmill
22nd May ‘ Cambridge, Junction
23rd May ‘ London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (SOLD OUT)
2nd June ‘ Gentlemen of the Road Show, Huddersfield (w/ Mumford & Sons)
23rd June ‘ Radio 1 Hackney Weekender, London
14th July ‘ Latitude Festival, Southwold
18th August ‘ Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
1st September ‘ Electric Picnic Festival, Ireland
9th September ‘ Bestival, Isle of Wight
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