Headlining: Dave’s Stage (Main Stage), Friday 2018
Baxter Dury’s fifth album is both a private meditation into the very real relationship breakdown he experienced over the last year and his most ambitious and biggest work to date. Prince Of Tears is not just a title, it’s a mind-set, a melodrama, a catharsis, a comedy… a record.
Cool keys, spikey guitars, hypnotic bass and cinematic strings are all invoked to deliver the songwriter’s most realised musical vision yet. The natty charm of Dury’s other records – like his debut Len Parrot's Memorial Lift or the acclaimed Happy Soup – hasn’t been lost, but by collaborating with a full band, producer Ash Workman (Metronomy, Christine & The Queens) and an orchestra, that spirit soars.