Some seaside psychedelic

After the release of his third and most critically-acclaimed album Happy Soup, cockney chronicler Baxter Dury has announced his first UK headline tour this autumn.

He plays the Studio Bar, Komedia Brighton on October 24.

The tour will be preceded by Trellic, the second single off the album - a wry Portobello love song, released on October 17.

Baxter recalls: “My first job was in a watch shop on Oxford Street, but I accidentally burned it down. The flames went up and triggered the sprinklers, and eventually they went off in every shop nearby which then flooded the whole road.”

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Serenaded into the world by his dad’s band The Blockheads banging out Chuck Berry’s Johnny Be Good, Baxter was never destined to work in a ‘proper’ job, he reckons.

The latest album has been mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Portishead) - worlds away from the darkness and romantic disappointments of 2005’s Floor Show.

Baxter refers to the new recording as “seaside psychedelic”.