Richard Dawson shares “The Vile Stuff” remix by Karen Gwyer + new live dates

 Richard Dawson has today shared a great new remix of Nothing Important centerpiece by UK producer Karen Gwyer.  Listen to it here. 

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.

In her remix, Gwyer takes the song’s ominous instrumental loop and tones it up into a muscular, sinister alien-club track reminiscent of her releases for No Pain In Pop.

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) viaWeird World. Also available via iTunes.

Richard has also announced an extensive string of UK dates for February next year including a headline show at The Lexington in London. Full dates as follows:

February 2015:

7th – Star and Shadow, Newcastle
10th – Audacious Art Space, Sheffield
11th – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
12th – The Lexington, London
13th – Westhill Hall, Brighton
14th – Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham
15th – MacDevitts Studio, South St Arts, Reading
18th – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

August 2015:

20th – Green Man Festival, Glanusk Park Estate, Wales