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Beth Orton: New Album Details
The Quietus , July 10th, 2012 13:15

Beth Orton to release her first album in six years this October

Singer-songwriter Beth Orton has announced that she is to return with her first album in six years. Sugaring Season will be released on October 1st through Anti-.

Orton’s last album Comfort of Strangers was released in 2006, shortly before the birth of her daughter Nancy. The new album comes after a period of renewal and introspection. Speaking of the forthcoming album Orton said, "I stretched myself as a singer on this record and used voices I never have before as a writer. A lot of the writing on this record happened in the dead of night, when spiders mend their webs, with an infant asleep in the next room... as a result, my writing became a secret again: illicit and my own."

You can watch the video for album track ‘Something More Beautiful’ here:

Orton’s path to fame began when she asked William Orbit for a cigarette at a party. In a frank and illuminating interview from The Quietus archive she revealed the full story to Luke Turner – click here to read Orton’s story, in her own words.

Orton will be embarking on a tour of UK and Ireland at the end of year. For a full list of dates, see below:

25th – Leamington Spa, Assembly Rooms
26th – Birmingham, Glee Club
27th – Sheffield, Memorial Hall
29th – Ashford Kent, St. Mary’s Church

2nd – Norwich, Arts Centre
3rd – Milton Keynes, The Stables
5th – London, Union Chapel
6th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
7th – Bristol, Thekla
9th – Manchester, RHCM
10th- Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
11th – Cardiff, Glee Club
13th – Glasgow, Oran Mor
14th – Dublin, Pepper Canister Church