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Robyn Hitchcock Due Out April 21 via Yep Roc

Feb 24, 2017

Longtime British singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock is releasing a new self-titled album on April 21 via Yep Roc. Previously he had shared the album's first single, "I Want to Tell You About What I Want." More

Feb 02, 2017

Longtime British singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock has announced a new album and shared its first single. It's a self-titled affair and the first single is entitled "I Want to Tell You About What I Want." Robyn Hitchcock is his 21st studio album, but his first self-titled one.  More


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2016 Artist Survey: Robyn Hitchcock

Hitchcock on Trump, Artificial Intelligence, Scary Movies, Brexit, and Stranger Things

Feb 21, 2017

For Under the Radar's 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Robyn HitchcockMore

Robyn Hitchcock

A Career in Song

Jun 23, 2009

In his more than 30 years of writing and recording—with The Soft Boys, The Egyptians, solo, and now The Venus 3—Robyn Hitchcock has firmly established himself within the pantheon of great English songwriters, dating back to the eccentric master himself, Syd Barrett. Hitchcock's latest album, Goodnight Oslo, is his second with his Venus 3 band of Peter Buck (R.E.M.) on guitar, Scott McCaughey (Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows) on bass, and Bill Rieflin (Ministry) on drums, and the album clearly demonstrates the rapport the musicians have established since 2006's Olé Tarantula. More


Reviews

Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock

Yep Roc

Apr 17, 2017

Although its creator describes this new record as "an ecstatic work of negativity," it is always a positive thing when a new Robyn Hitchcock album appears in the universe.  More

Robyn Hitchcock, Live At The Iron Horse, Northampton, MA March 22, 2016

Apr 08, 2016

This evening Mr. Hitchcock played not a single one of my (many) favorite songs of his. It did not matter in the slightest. The gig was excellent. Possibly even because of this, in that the way the set developed and unfolded kept one in a constant state of wonder and appreciation.  More

The Man Upstairs

The Man Upstairs

Yep Roc

Aug 22, 2014

"Yet another elegiac record. It's reminiscent of I Often Dream of Trains," Robyn Hitchcock has said of The Man Upstairs, his 20th proper full-length as a solo artist.