Preview: Newton Faulkner at Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth


Guitar bashing singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner takes the stage at Pyramids in Portsmouth on Thursday 21st April this month, on the home run of a jam-packed tour around the UK.

The wonderful thing about the Surrey-born artist is his likability, not only as a man cracking jokes as he tunes his guitar, but in the music as well: he truly does create songs that are always the soundtrack to good times. His awe-inspiring talent on the guitar, using it as a percussion instrument too with a slap of a fist, captures crowds before he’s even opened his mouth.

After the release of his fifth album¬†Human Love, Newton (real name Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner) has been taking to stages since March to showcase his new material. First up on the album is a cover of Major Lazer’s ‘Get Free’, featuring fierce guitar and layers of breathy yet tenacious vocals to liven up the track. Other highlights include ‘Up Up and Away’, a summery song with Hawaiian beachy backing vocals; ‘Break’, which fills the role of the emotional, heart-wrenching ballad, and ‘Passing Planes’, an anthemic tune which will sound beautiful belted out across festival stages – a song I truly believe could rival ‘Dream Catch Me’ in terms of catchiness.

Tickets for Newton Faulkner’s Portsmouth appearance are available to buy via this link.



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