Charlie Cunningham / New Single 'Bite' Now Available Online, New Album Arrives 7th June

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Whilst his current single ‘Sink In’ picks up plays from Annie Mac and Phil Taggart at Radio 1, Charlie Cunningham has unveiled another new track ‘Bite’ taken from his forthcoming album ‘Permanent Way’.

Recorded during sessions in LA with producer Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, King Krule), ‘Bite’ snaps open only to clasp shut with a spiky, nervous energy masked by Charlie’s melodic vocal.

Stream / Share the new track via Spotify and YouTube.  

Cunningham has clocked up in excess of 5 million streams on the back of ‘Sink In’, ‘Don’t Go Far’ and the album’s title track in the last two months. ‘Permanent Way’ is his debut album for BMG / Infectious is due for release on June 7th.

His unique combination of agile guitar – the result of two-year sojourn in Seville - and distinctive, spectral melodies has, via three EPs and a debut album ‘Lines’ released to widespread acclaim by Dumont Dumont in 2017, seen Cunningham rack up to over 165m Spotify hits to date.

On ‘Permanent Way’, Cunningham laughs in the face of ‘difficult second album’ syndrome and ‘acoustic-singer-songwriter’ imagery with boosted colours and dynamics, while retaining the essence of the man’s achingly personable appeal.

‘Permanent Way’ documents life’s uncertainties: the need for intimacy and love, but also space and independence. “I’m quite a private person outside of performing” Cunningham admits. “There is some autobiographical stuff in the lyrics, but it flits in and out quite a lot; it’s much more about people generally and their interactions”. Duncan Tootill returns to co-produce in part, but the album was predominantly put together alongside producer/engineer Sam Scott. A trip to LA for a session with producer Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, King Krule), added ‘Bite’ as well as ‘Don’t Go Far and another song to the record.

Cunningham has just completed an extensive tour of the US ahead of a sold-out headlining show at Queen Elizabeth Hall at London's Southbank Centre on June 12th. Along with his band, he takes to the road again in October for dates across Europe ahead of a headlining UK tour in November. Full listings as follows whilst remaining tickets for all dates are available from the official Charlie Cunningham website.  

JUNE:
2nd – UK, London, All Points East
12th – UK, London, Queen Elizabeth Hall **SOLD OUT**
13th – NO, Bergen, Bergenfest  

JULY:  
20th – CZ, Ostrava, Colours Of Ostrava
27th – CH, Nyon, Paleo Festival  

AUGUST:
4th – DE, Karlsruhe, Zeltival
6th – DE, Kassel, Kulturzelt
7th – DE, Jena, KulturArena
8th – DE, Darmstadt, Merck-Sommerperlen
9th – DE, Rees-Haldern, Haldern Pop  

SEPTEMBER:
12th – US, Los Angeles, CA, The Echo
13th – US, San Francisco, CA, Cafe Du Nord
15th – US, Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios
16th – US, Seattle, WA, Sunset Tavern
17th – CA, Vancouver, BC, Fox Cabaret
20th – US, Ft. Collins, CO, Downtown Arter
21st – US, Denver, CO, Globe Hall
23rd – US, Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
24th – US, Chicago, IL, Schuba’s
26th – CA, Toronto, ON, Drake Hotel
27th – CA, Montreal, QC, Phi Center
28th – US, Boston, MA, Cafe 939, Berklee College
29th – US, Philadelphia, PA, Boot & Saddle  

OCTOBER:
1st – US, Washington, DC, DC9
2nd – US, Brooklyn, NY, Rough Trade
5th – ES, Madrid, Palacio de la Parma
6th – ES, Barcelona, Tradicionarius
8th – CH, Lausanne, Les Docks
9th – CH, Zurich, Mascotte
11th – FR, Paris, Café De La Danse
12th – NL, Amsterdam, Het Zonnehuis
13th – BE, Brussels, AB Club
15th – DE, Cologne, Gloria Theatre
16th – DE, Dresden, Kulturpalast
17th – CZ, Prague, NoD
18th – DE, Munich, Muffathalle
20th – DE, Berlin, Heimathafen
21st – DE, Hamburg, Kampnagel
22nd – DK, Copenhagen, Hotel Cecil
24th – SE, Gothenburg, Trådgårn
25th – SE, Stockholm, Debaser Bar Brooklyn
26th – NO, Oslo, Parkteatret
28th – NL, Utrecht, Hertz  

NOVEMBER:
2nd – UK, Bristol, Redgrave Theatre
3rd – UK, Leeds, City Varieties Music Hall
4th – UK, Gateshead, Sage Gateshead
6th – UK, Manchester, RNCM Concert Hall
7th – UK, Oxford, Holywell Music Room
8th – UK, Brighton, The Old Market
10th – UK, Liverpool, Liverpool Philharmonic
11th – UK, Glasgow, Oran Mor
12th – IE, Dublin, Button Factory