Matt Owens announces third solo album, begins UK tour

Having kicked off the summer at his curated stages at Glastonbury and Americana Fest in Bath, singer-songwriter Matt Owens and his band The Delusional Vanity Project have announced the “Pretending That Nothing Has Changed At All” tour. The tour celebrates the release of the forthcoming album ‘Beer for the Horses‘, which will be out on October 21st, 2022.

Known for his work as a founder member of indie-folk band Noah and The Whale, ‘Beer for the Horses‘ is a follow-up to his 2019 solo debut ‘Whiskey and Orchids‘, and 2020’s ‘Scorched Earth‘. The album was co-produced by Robert Vincent, with whom he kicks off the first night of the tour. It was recorded live surrounded by a seven-strong band of noteworthy musicians Owens has crossed paths with throughout his twenty-year career, including album co-producer Vincent, fellow Little Mammoths members Olly Cox and Jimmy Besley, Geoff Widdowson (Danny and the Champs, Treetop Flyers), Hannah Johns (The Leylines), Samuel Taylor, James Jack, and Norwegian singer Camilla Sky. ‘Beer for the Horses‘ includes the title track released earlier this year and the new single ‘Drinking by the River‘.

26/08 – American Museum, Bath (Solo, w/ Robert Vincent)
27/08 – Folk in the Park, London (noon)
27/08 – Watchet Festival (7.30 pm)
02/09 – The Royal Oak, Bath
17/09 – The Swindon Shuffle, Swindon
14/10 – Sundowner Sessions, Hastings (w, Jason McNiff)
16/10 – The Louisiana, Bristol
21/10 – The Pump Room, Trowbridge
3/11 – The Sound Lounge, Sutton (Beer for the Horses Album Launch)
25/11 – The Chapel Arts, Bath (Beer for the Horses Hometown Show)

You can pre-order the new album on LP and CD on Bandcamp and purchase tickets for the tour on the artist’s website.

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