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Robyn Hitchcock & XTC’s Andy Partridge finally releasing long-in-the-works EP

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Robyn Hitchcock & XTC’s Andy Partridge began working on music together in 2006 and, thirteen years later, their collaboration will finally see the light of day in the form of a four-track EP titled Planet England. “Andy and I are the same age and suffer from the same record collection, especially the B’s: Barrett, Beatles, Beefheart,” says Robyn. “He’s a Scorpio and I’m Pisces, so we’re the same astrological team as Richard Burton and Liz Taylor, except neither of us is Welsh, sadly.”

Andy, meanwhile, says, “Rather than these two big planets and their similar odd gravities repulsing each other, as might be anticipated. I can cheerfully tell you that it’s been one rather beautiful crashing creative event. …that I want to repeat. Feels like being in a group again,” while Robyn adds, “Andy is the only person that I can easily write songs with. They simply appear, as if we were at a seance. He’s perhaps more logical than me, but it’s not really a contest, is it? A lot of songwriting is solving a puzzle that you’ve set for yourself; I really enjoy going round to his place in Swindon and puzzling with him. I live just up the road, in Nashville.”

Planet England will be out September 6 via Partridge’s APE House label.

Robyn Hitchcock will be on tour this fall and plays Brooklyn’s Murmrr Theatre on November 21 which is with Tanya Donelly of Belly (tickets).

In other news XTC are reissuing their classic 1980 album, Black Sea, on vinyl via APE House on September 13.

Robyn Hitchcock – 2019 Tour Dates
AUG 31 SAT – Million Dollar Bash – Cowes, United Kingdom
OCT 2 WED – Sala X – Sevilla, Spain
OCT 3 THU – Café Berlín – Madrid, Spain
OCT 4 FRI – Loco Club – Valencia, Spain
OCT 5 SAT – Auditorium Bastero – Andoain, Spain
OCT 6 SUN – Sala Upload – Barcelona, Spain
OCT 7 MON – el Lokal – The very last island on the Sihl – Zurich, Switzerland
OCT 10 THU – Privatclub w/Carlie Hanson – Berlin, Germany
OCT 11 FRI – Hafenklang (Goldener Salon) – Hamburg-nord, Germany
OCT 12 SAT – Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark
OCT 13 SUN – Melkweg Upstairs – Nieuw-amsterdam, Netherlands
OCT 17 THU – Jericho Tavern – Oxford, United Kingdom
OCT 18 FRI – Sage Gateshead – Gateshead, United Kingdom
OCT 19 SAT – The Capstone Theatre – Liverpool, United Kingdom
OCT 20 SUN – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
OCT 24 THU – The Deaf Institute – Manchester, United Kingdom
OCT 25 FRI – St Pauls Church – Birmingham, United Kingdom
OCT 26 SAT – Storey’s Field Centre – Cambridge, United Kingdom
OCT 27 SUN – Lewes Con Club – Lewes, United Kingdom
OCT 29 TUE – Union Chapel – London, United Kingdom
OCT 30 WED – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, United Kingdom
NOV 7 THU – The Wild Detectives – Dallas, TX, United States
NOV 8 FRI – Cactus Cafe – Austin, TX, United States
NOV 9 SAT – Continental Club – Houston, TX, United States
NOV 13 WED – Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, GA, United States
NOV 14 THU – The ArtsCenter – Carrboro, NC, United States
NOV 15 FRI – Elevation 27 – Virginia Beach, VA, United States
NOV 16 SAT – Capital Ale House – Richmond, VA, United States
NOV 17 SUN – Sellersville Theater 1894 – Sellersville, PA, United States
NOV 21 THU – Murmrr – Brooklyn, NY, United States
NOV 22 FRI – StageOne at FTC – Fairfield, CT, United States
NOV 23 SAT – Columbus Theatre – Providence, RI, United States
NOV 24 SUN – City Winery Boston – Boston, MA, United States
DEC 13 FRI – Largo At the Coronet – Los Angeles, CA, United States
JAN 25 SAT – Brewery Arts Centre – Kendal, United Kingdom

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