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Craig Finn (The Hold Steady)

Wednesday 28th March 2012

We Three and the Death Rattle + Songs From The Ark

At Coalition

Doors 7:00 pm

Price £12.50 / £14.50

Melting Vinyl & Coalition present…

As frontman with The Hold Steady, Craig Finn has played to tens of thousands around the globe and become one of the most respected musicians and lyricists in modern music. Here at Melting Vinyl we’re absolutely delighted to announce that he’ll be making a very special appearance at Coalition this March, in support of his first solo album ‘Clear Heart Full Eyes’!

Recorded in Austin, Texas during an ongoing break in The Hold Steady’s schedule, ‘Clear Heart Full Eyes’ is a fantastic piece of work, and another fine insight into the life of one of the world’s most distinctive songwriters. It provides a showcase of the thoughts and creative processes of an artist at the top of his game, and as such Finn’s visit to Brighton, one of only two UK shows, looks set to be one to remember.

Says Finn of his latest venture: “I’m calling this record “Clear Heart Full Eyes”. It’s a juxtaposed reference to Friday Night Lights, a TV show that excited and moved me and also happened in Texas. Further, ‘Clear Heart’ signifies honesty and transparency, and ‘Full Eyes’ suggests experience. Thus, it’s about being optimistic and open without succumbing to the weariness or doubt that comes with age and experience. To me, that is what it’s all about.”

Make sure you pick up tickets for this sure-to-be-unforgettable performance sooner rather than later… they’ll go quick!

“’Clear Heart, Full Eyes’ resoundingly underscores Finn’s role as a major American songwriter.” The Washington Post

“Beautiful slide guitars and gentler country rockers frame a more narrative style occasionally reminiscent of Lou Reed’s New York. What could have sounded underpowered focuses the attention on Finn’s marvellous storytelling.” The Guardian