Paulo Nutini will play Musgrave Park, Cork on June 14th, Malahide Castle, Dublin on Friday June 16th and Belsonic, Belfast on Saturday June 17th.
Paolo Nutini recently released his new #1 album, and fourth studio set ‘Last Night In The Bittersweet’. Three of his four albums to date have hit #1 in Ireland. ‘Last Night In The Bittersweet’ is a 70-minute epic that spans the distance from classic rock to post-punk to hypnotic Krautrock, in the process proving its value as his deepest, most varied, most accomplished, and ultimately most rewarding set so far.
The insistent Motorik rhythms of ‘Lose It’ brings shades of early ‘70s German bands like Can and Neu!, and are a product of Paolo writing increasingly on bass guitar. At the other end of the spectrum, ‘Through The Echoes’, which is currently A-List at Radio 2 is a timeless classic in the lineage of Ben E. King and Otis Redding, with Nutini’s vocal delivery reminding us why he got snapped up by Atlantic in the first place. The album opens with ‘Afterneath’ which samples Patricia Arquette’s memorable speech in the final scenes of True Romance, the 1993 cult classic written by Quentin Tarantino. ‘Acid Eyes’ is the kind of love song, hopeful but mournful, that sticks in your mind, shapes your mood and won’t let go, whereas ‘Petrified In Love’ has the cheerful spikiness of Squeeze.
Notable physical formats include a clear green double-vinyl which is available exclusively from Paolo’s official store, while key Scottish indie stores are offering an exclusive white marble double-vinyl.