Richard Dawson shares “The Vile Stuff” video + announces London headline show

Following this week’s release of new album Nothing Important, Newcastle folk innovator Richard Dawson has today shared the video for the record’s centrepiece ‘The Vile Stuff.’

The sinister lament that is ‘The Vile Stuff’ shows Dawson as a master of the minutiae of British storytelling as he charts the downfall of a group of students on a school trip, “downing Asda’s own-brand stubbies in the lad’s bogs”  before succumbing to all sorts of transgression and calamity – fracturing skulls and cheekbones, stabbing screwdrivers through their hands and hopping into bed with their teachers. It’s a song as surreal as it is strangely relatable in its pitch-black humour and effortless conjuring of grizzly adolescent fantasy.

Watch the video for ‘The Vile Stuff’, directed by Harry Wheeler in Richard’s hometown HERE

Nothing Important is out now on Weird World. Order the CD (WEIRD048CD), LP (WEIRD048LP )and download (WEIRD048D) via Weird World. Also available via iTunes.

Richard Dawson will be playing the following shows:

December 12th: Café Oto, London (Part of The Ex Two-Day Residency) TICKETS

February 12th: The Lexington, London TICKETS

“A remarkable record4*MOJO

“Dawson emerges as a talented chronicler of the tiniest, realest details” NME

“An odyssey of intelligent observation, morose humour and north-eastern magic” 5* – Record Collector

“Weirdly engrossing” 9/10 – Vice

“Nothing Important is driven by an ongoing conflict between entropic impulsiveness and an almost classical sense of beauty and order…Dawson’s most ambitious and affecting composition to date.”7.8 – Pitchfork