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From the "Slumlord" video.

Baxter Dury Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Slumlord”

The Night Chancers Due Out March 20, 2020 via Heavenly

Nov 19, 2019
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Baxter Dury has announced a new album, The Night Chancers, and shared its first single, "Slumlord," via a video for the track. The Night Chancers is due out March 20, 2020 via Heavenly. Below is the Tom Haines-directed "Slumlord" video, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as Dury's upcoming tour dates.

Dury and Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, John Grant, Arctic Monkeys) co-produced The Night Chancers, which was recorded at Hoxa studios in West Hampstead, London in May 2019. The album is the follow-up to 2017's Prince of Tears.

A press release describes the album as such: "From thrilling affairs that dissolve into sweaty desperation ('Night Chancers') to the absurd bloggers, fruitlessly clinging to the fag ends of the fashion set ('Sleep People'), via soiled real life ('Slumlord') social media - enabled stalkers ('I'm Not Your Dog') and new day, sleep - deprived optimism ('Daylight'), the record's finely drawn vignettes, are all based on the corners of world Dury has visited."

Dury had this to say about the album: "Night Chancers is about being caught out in your attempt at being free, it's about someone leaving a hotel room at three in the morning. You're in a posh room with big Roman taps and all that, but after they go suddenly all you can hear is the taps dripping, and all you can see the debris of the night is around you. Then suddenly a massive party erupts, in the room next door. This happened to me and all I could hear was the night chancer, the hotel ravers."

Dury is the son of the late Ian Dury, lead singer of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, who are known for, among other things, the 1978 single "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick," which hit #1 on the U.K. singles chart.

Read our 2017 interview with Baxter Dury.

The Night Chancers Tracklist:

1. I'm Not Your Dog
2. Slumlord
3. Salvia Hog
4. Samurai
5. Sleep People
6. Carla's Got A Boyfriend
7.The Night Chancers
8. Hello, I'm Sorry
9. Daylight
10. Say Nothing

Baxter Dury Tour Dates:

4/17/2020 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
4/18/2020 - Glasgow, UK - St Luke's 
4/19/2020 - Hebden Bridge Heavenly @ The trades Club
4/21/2020 - Cardiff, WALES - Tramshed 
4/22/2020 - London, UK - Kentish Town Forum 
4/23/2020 - Birmingham, UK - Institute 
4/24/2020 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
4/25/2020 - Bristol, UK - SWX
4/26/2020 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
4/29/2020 - Paris, FR - Gaite Lyrique 
4/30/2020 - Paris, FR - Gaite Lyrique
5/2/2020 - Brussels, BE - Les Nuits Botanique
5/3/2020 - Amsterdam, NL - Zonnehuis 
5/4/2020 - Hamburg, DE - Mojo 
5/5/2020 - Berlin, DE - Kesselhaus
5/6/2020 - Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9

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