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Nick Waterhouse playing Maxwell’s after 4Knots Festival

by Bill Pearis

Nick Waterhouse at Mercury Lounge, May 2012
Nick Waterhouse

You’re all in with this style, these aesthetics. At the same time it’s lumped in with a broader fashion. Pitching this interview, for example, my editor had doubts about the relevancy of the retro-soul stuff. How do you deal with being in the context of fading trends?

Oh the retro soul thing…I do worry about how somebody who could give me a chance that’s not necessarily interested in the same things as me may dismiss me immediately. It’s so frustrating to field so many goddamn Amy Winehouse questions when you could have talked to me 10 years ago and gotten the same answers. I guess that’s bad timing on my part but a song is a song is a song and I’m not concerned with being out of vogue.

The other side of that is that I make no claim of being a soul artist. That’s not a genre I’m producing. A lot of retro soul is genre exercise and it’s a world away as far as I’m concerned. It’s like talking to a Salvadorian author about Mexican culture. I don’t know much about retro soul. [Washington City Paper]

In addition to playing the 4Knots Festival on July 14, Nick Waterhouse has added a NYC-area show at Maxwell’s the next day (7/15). Tickets for that show are on sale. I caught his NYC debut at Mercury Lounge and it was a pretty great show and had folks dancing, especially on the rave-up title track of his debut, Time’s All Gone. You can stream the album at the bottom of this post, along with his recent “Take Away Show” video, and a list of all tour dates.

Nick Waterhouse – Some Place | A Take Away Show

Nick Waterhouse – 2012 Tour Dates
June 6: The Verdi Club , San Francisco, CA | 8:00PM
July 1: Metropolis Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
July 3: Le Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
July 5: Ekko, Utrecht, Netherlands
July 6: Pitch Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 7: Atomic Cafe, Munich, Germany
July 8: Stall 6, Zurich, Germany
July 10: Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
July 12: Dour Festival, Dour, Belgium
July 14: 4Knots Festival, NYC
July 15: Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
July 28: The Courtyard at The Getty, Los Angeles, CA

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