John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

The album ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure‘ was recorded in Dallas with producer John Congleton (St Vincent, Franz Ferdinand, Swans) Grant had this to say about his new release:

I do think the album’s great, and I’m really proud of it,” he says. “I wanted to get moodier and angrier on this record, but I probably had a lot more fun making it.” He cites “amazing” session keyboardist Bobby Sparks, “who really funked things up,” as part of that fun; likewise a month of Dallas sunshine “after a brutal dark winter in Iceland. And there was a lot of laughter.”

That said, “‘Grey tickles’ is the literal translation from Icelandic for ‘mid-life crisis’, while ‘black pressure’ is the direct translation from Turkish for ‘nightmare’,” Grant explains.

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Tracklisting


Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Snug Slacks

Guess How I Know

You & Him

Down Here

Voodoo Doll

Global Warming

Magma Arrives

Black Blizzard


No More Tangles



Grey Tickles, Black Pressure will be released 2nd October on Bella Union. The album is available to pre-order now via iTunes / CD and Vinyl copies are now available for pre-order via the Bella Union Store

John Grant European tour dates:

Thursday 5 November – REYKJAVIK – Eldborg Harpa

Friday 6 November – REYKJAVIK – Eldborg Harpa

Monday 9 November – DUBLIN – Vicar Street

Tuesday 10 November – DUBLIN – Vicar Street

Thursday 12 November – LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo

Friday 13 November – BRIGHTON – Dome

Sunday 15 November – PARIS – La Cigale

Thursday 17 November – BRUSSELS – Botanique

Wednesday 18 November – AMSTERDAM – Melkweg

Friday 20 November – LUXEMBOURG – Den Atelier

Saturday 21 November – ZURICH – Kaufleuten

Sunday 22 November – MILAN – Fabrique

Tuesday 24 November – COLOGNE – Buergerhaus Stollwerck

Wednesday 25 November – HAMBURG – Uebel & Gefahrlich

Thursday 26 November – BERLIN – Postbahnof

Saturday 28 November – AARHUS – Voxhall

Sunday 29 November – COPENHAGEN – Store Vega

Tuesday 1 December – GOTHENBURG – Pustervik

Wednesday 2 December – STOCKHOLM – Sodra Teatern

Friday 4 December – OSLO – Cosmopolite

Saturday 5 December – BERGEN – Logen

Sunday 6 December – STAVANGER – Zetlitz

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