Daniel Johnston to release first new album in six years.

Lo-fi legend Daniel Johnston has turned his back on his traditional homemade recordings and teamed up with Beck and Paul McCartney producer Jason Falkner for his forthcoming album Is And Always Was.

The album, which will be released 6th October, has high-level production and features Falkner on guitar, bass and keyboards.

On the back of the success of 2006 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Daniel has also signed independent filmmakers Regererate to make a feature length film about his life.

He comes to the UK and Ireland in November and zig zags up and down our fair isles for the following dates:

1st November – Brighton – Concorde
2nd November – London – Union Chapel
3rd November – Manchester – Town Hall
4th November – Edinburgh – Queens Hall
5th November – Gateshead – The Sage
6th November – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
7th November – Cardiff – The Gate
8th November – Bristol – Trinity Arts Center

Tickets are for sale at We Got Tickets and Ticket Web.

Go go go.

Words: Lynn Roberts