Robert Rotifer Album Launch
Robert Rotifer, Vienna-born/Canterbury-based singer and songwriter in the band Rotifer, is putting out the LP “Not Your Door” on July 1 through Gare du Nord Records.
On the night before its release, he will perform the whole of the record, partly on his own, partly accompanied by Rotifer, the band, featuring special guests such as Citizen Helene, plus a selection of older material.
Over the years, Rotifer’s songs have been credited with a “rare intelligence” by Robert Wyatt and endorsed by institutions as various as New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Edywn Collins. In recent times he has been involved in a number of projects such as John Howard & The Night Mail, Papernut Cambridge and Darren Hayman’s Chants for Socialists. This is the first record of his own songs since 2013’s Rotifer album “The Cavalry Never Showed Up”, and his first solo album in 15 years.
Newcomers (relative speaking) The Cold Spells from Essex, who were seen by many as a high-light of Gare du Nord’s recent label showcase, will more than set the mood with their melancholic blend of smart songwriting and dubby psychedelia.