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Thomas Dybdahl returns to the UK

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 12. Mar, 2014

UK mini-tour for Thomas Dybdahl in mid-march.

Having gained a growing worldwide reputation for his expressive and bewitching songs of love and loss Thomas Dybdahl is set to relinquish his ‘undiscovered gem’ tag with his latest album ‘What’s Left Is Forever’. Mid-march sees Dybdahl returning to the UK for a string of live dates in London, Manchester, Brighton, Newcastle Upon Tyne and Leeds.

With his new album Dybdahl has conjured up a collection of songs from the almost ethereal through to the more upbeat, all the while providing a captivating backdrop that sparkles with beauty. Soundscapes for a new generation underpinned with seemingly effortless prowess. Single ‘Man On A Wire’ comes in all breathy vocals before surging into an up-tempo chorus that aligns itself with the likes of The Blue Nile and Bon Iver.

“I’ve taken an eclectic approach,” Dybdahl says. “I’ve sought to draw influences from the whole spectrum of music — not only from songwriters and singers but also from contemporary and classical music. I am always trying to infuse my work with all these different influences so that I don’t limit myself, or listeners, to the notion of being just another guy with a guitar.”

Dybdahl’s distinctive voice has already gained him huge praise in the UK with the NME declaring him as “Norway’s answer to Nick Drake” and Q Magazine hailing Dybdahl “one of the most talented singer-songwriters”.

Live dates in calendar section below.


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