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Charlie Cunningham teams w/ Maccabees members for new song, touring

Charlie Cunningham

UK indie folk singer Charlie Cunningham appears to be gearing up for a followup to his 2017 debut Lines. Earlier this year, he released the new single “Permanent Way” and today he followed it with another new single, “Sink In,” which features three members of the now-defunct UK band The Maccabees (the White brothers: Hugo, Felix, and Will). You can definitely feel the Maccabees’ touch on the new song, while “Permanent Way” has shades of Robin Pecknold and Damien Jurado. Both are pretty promising, and you can stream both below.

Felix White spoke to NME about how the collaboration came to be:

I first met Charlie by introduction, as the only person I knew of anywhere who played flamenco guitar. They’re not that common in Peckham. He very patiently came round to mine every two weeks and taught me for a while. I still haven’t paid him for it, which I feel increasingly guilty about, because I learnt a lot about guitar playing in a very short space of time.

As an accidental result of hanging around a lot, we all begun to make instrumental music together. A lot of it is still in the vaults somewhere, but it birthed beginnings of ‘Sink In’, when Charlie came in with the chord progression. Even then, without words, it was a really moving piece of music.

We played on it really quickly, turning it into the slightly twisted and beautiful thing it is now! When I heard the full version, I was really impressed that he’d managed to retain all the good stuff whilst fleshing it out into the song it is. We’re very proud to have been involved.

Charlie is also about to tour North America opening for RY X, and he’ll play a headlining show in Brooklyn on October 2 at Rough Trade. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/15) at noon.

The run with RY X includes a sold-out Brooklyn show on March 23 at Murmrr Theatre. All dates are listed below.

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Charlie Cunningham — 2019 Tour Dates
FRI 22 MARCH The Miracle TheatreWashington, DC, US*
SAT 23 MARCH Murmrr TheatreBrooklyn, NY, US*
SUN 24 MARCH Le NationalMontreal, QC, Canada*
MON 25 MARCH Great HallToronto, ON, Canada*
TUE 26 MARCH Thalia HallChicago, IL, US*
THU 28 MARCH The Theatre at Ace HotelLos Angeles, CA, US*
FRI 29 MARCH Grace CathedralSan Francisco, CA, US*
SAT 30 MARCH Grace CathedralSan Francisco, CA, US*
MON 1 APRIL Aladdin TheaterPortland, OR, US*
TUE 2 APRIL Rio TheatreVancouver, BC, Canada*
WED 3 APRIL Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya HallSeattle, WA, US
TUE 9 APRIL Zermatt Unplugged | VernissageZermatt, Switzerland
TUE 9 APRIL – SAT 13 APRIL Zermatt Unplugged Festival 2019Zermatt, Switzerland
WED 12 JUNE Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank CentreLondon, UK
THU 8 AUGUST Centralstation DarmstadtDarmstadt, Germany
THU 8 AUGUST – SAT 10 AUGUST Haldern Pop Festival 2019Haldern, Germany
WED 2 OCTOBER Rough Trade Brooklyn, NY
SAT 5 OCTOBER Palacio De La Prensa — Sala 0Madrid, Spain
SUN 6 OCTOBER TradicionàriusBarcelona, Spain
FRI 11 OCTOBER Café de la DanseParis, France
SAT 12 OCTOBER Het ZonnehuisAmsterdam, Netherlands
SUN 13 OCTOBER Ancienne Belgique – AB ClubBrussels, Belgium
TUE 15 OCTOBER Gloria TheaterCologne, Germany
WED 16 OCTOBER KulturpalastDresden, Germany
THU 17 OCTOBER NoDPrague, Czech Republic
FRI 18 OCTOBER MuffathalleMunich, Germany
SUN 20 OCTOBER HeimathafenBerlin, Germany
MON 21 OCTOBER KampnagelHamburg, Germany
TUE 22 OCTOBER Hotel CecilCopenhagen, Denmark
THU 24 OCTOBER TrädgårnGothenburg, Sweden
FRI 25 OCTOBER DebaserStockholm, Sweden
SAT 26 OCTOBER ParkteatretOslo, Norway
MON 28 OCTOBER TivoliVredenburgUtrecht, Netherlands
SAT 2 NOVEMBER Redgrave TheatreBristol, UK
SUN 3 NOVEMBER City Varities Music HallLeeds, UK
MON 4 NOVEMBER The Sage Gateshead, Hall 2Gateshead, UK
WED 6 NOVEMBER RNCM TheatreManchester, UK
THU 7 NOVEMBER Holywell Music RoomOxford, UK
FRI 8 NOVEMBER The Old MarketHove, UK
MON 11 NOVEMBER Òran MórGlasgow, UK
TUE 12 NOVEMBER Button FactoryDublin, Ireland

* – w/ RY X

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