Will Varley kicks off 2016 with the release of new single ‘Seize The Night’ taken from the much-lauded album ‘Postcards From Ursa Minor’released back in October 2015.
The song is about living life to the full and sharing memories of good times from the past whilst remembering to savour each moment of the present the best you can. To reinforce these sentiments, label-mate, friend and tour buddy Frank Turner shows up to provide extra vocals on the track. The song has already had radio play on 6Music and Radio X, and it shows yet another side of Will’s multi-faceted writing and multitudinous ways with words.
To celebrate the release of the single, Will Varley is heading out on a 17-date UK tour, taking in Manchester’s Night and Day along the way before culminating in his biggest headline show to date at Lond’s Scala.
It’s the latest in a long series of touring for the singer, following tours with Frank Turner and Skinny Lister in Europe and comes just before he heads out to American with Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister.
Produced by Tristan Ivemy and mastered at Abbey Road by Frank Arkwright (Arcade Fire, Blur) ‘Postcards From Ursa Minor’ is a masterclass in songwriting that pushes the boundaries of the ‘one man and a guitar’ format. From rowdy drinking songs with sprawling chaotic arrangements to his sparse solo performances he covers a range of subjects with his trademark sprinkling of social commentary, politics and wry humour.
Since completing his walking tour in 2014 and being named one of Time Out’s rising stars of 2015, Will had tracks played on BBC Radio 2, 6 & XFM including mentions from Steve Lamacq, Communion Records and Rob Da Bank. Varley’s high energy live shows, which jump effortlessly from heartbreaking love songs to hilarious shaggy dog stories, are complimented by his self-made music videos that in turn have clocked up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and bought attention to his songs from all over the world.
Will Varley performs at Manchester’s Night and Day on 13 February 2016. Support comes from Xylaroo and Molly’s Lips.