Lankum Debut New Single “Newcastle”

Lankum Debut "Newcastle." The UK band's latest single is off their forthcoming album False Lankum, available March 24th via Rough Trade
Lankum photo by Ellus Grace

Lankum have share a new single “Newcastle”, the track is lifted from the Irish band’s forthcoming album False Lankum, which drops on March 24, 2023 via Rough Trade Records. Lankum will return to London in December 2023 to play The Roundhouse – their biggest headline gig to date. With their April/May tour almost completely sold out, the band will return to Amsterdam and Berlin in November 2023 and will play their first German tour.

Lankum on “Newcastle:”

“We learned this song from Seán Fitzgerald of The Deadlians, whose mother Pauline sang it to him as a child. The tune was first published in ‘The English Dancing Master’ (1651) where it is simply entitled ‘Newcastle’, while the words may be related to a broadside ballad printed in
1620 and entitled ‘The contented Couckould, Or a pleasant new Songe of a New-Castle man whose wife being gon from him, shewing how he came to London to her, & when he found her carried her backe againe to New-Castle Towne.”

False Lankum follows the band’s 2019  album The Livelong Day, which earned them that year’s RTE Choice Music Prize (the Irish equivalent of the Album of the Year Grammy). Drawing on traditional folk songs, Lankum put their own dark, distinctive mark onto each, leaning into heavy drones and sonic distortion. The album’s 12 tracks, composed of 10 traditional songs and two originals,
was produced alongside by John ‘Spud’ Murphy.

False Lankum
Rough Trade Records

01) Go Dig My Grave
02) Clear Away In the Morning
03) Fugue I
04) Master Crowley’s
05) Newcastle
06) Fugue II
07) Netta Perseus
08) The New York Trader
09) Lord Abore and Mary Flynn
10) Fugue III
11) On a Monday Morning
12) The Turn

27 – Silent Green, Berlin, Germany – sold out
28 – Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands– sold out
30 – Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium

2 – Petit Bain, Paris, France
4 – London, Barbican, London, UK – sold out
10 – St Lukes, Glasgow, UK – sold out
11 – Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK – sold out
12 – SWX, Bristol, UK – sold out
19 – Mandela Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland – sold out
20 – Cork Opera House, Cork, Ireland – sold out
24 – Cork Opera House, Cork, Ireland
29 – Vicar St, Dublin, Ireland
30 – Vicar St, Dublin, Ireland – sold out
31 – Vicar St, Dublin, Ireland – sold out


8 – Beaches Brew, Ravenna, IT
10 – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, NL
28 – Pop Messe, Brno, Czech Republic


4-6 – All Together Now Festival, Co Waterford, Ireland
17- – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK


1-3 – Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, UK


17 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany
19 – Transcentury Update Festival, Leipzig, Germany

22 – Lido, Berlin, Germany
23 – Stadtgarten, Köln, Germany
26 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands


13 – The Roundhouse, London, UK


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