New tricks: Ben Howard talks ‘I Forget Where We Were’: “The new record tests our fanbase”

Ben Howard talks ‘I Forget Where We Were': "The new record tests our fanbase"

Ben has experimented on his forthcoming second album.

Ben Howard return this October with a new album - the follow up to his 2011 Mercury nominated debut ‘Every Kingdom’, ‘I Forget Where We Were’ - and a sold out UK tour, which includes two nights at Brixton Academy.

“Everyone has grown up a bit now,” he explains in the new issue of DIY, “and it’ll be interesting to see what people’s reactions will be like. I mean Brixton Academy is such a momentous venue and such an epic place.”

“The whole album is quite scatterbrain,” he continues. “There are so many different ideas and styles out there because I had quite a part in just working on instinct and things I felt, rather than having to stick to a definitive style.

“It feels like the new record tests our fanbase a little bit, and I find that a really interesting place to be.”

The tour kicks off on 3rd December at The Apollo, Manchester, then on to Civic, Wolverhampton (4th), Usher Hall, Edinburgh (6th), Olympia, Dublin (7th) and Brixton Academy, London (10th, 11th).

Read more in the new issue of DIY, out Friday 3rd October - pre-order below. Ben Howard’s new album ‘I Forget Where We Were’ will be released on 20th October via Island.

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