Blackpool-born singer-songwriter Karima Francis is back fresher than ever, with her third and so far strongest studio album, ‘Black’, produced by Dan Austin (Kid Wave | club kuru | Jimi Goodwin) and it’s clear to see Francis has not wasted a second of her two-year break since her second album, ‘The Remedy’.
A lot has happened in Karima’s life since she first ensnared listeners in 2009, with her debut album, ‘The Author’, and live shows so emotionally charged and laid-bare, you could hear a pin drop. Anyone who has ever seen Francis live will speak of the emotive and spellbinding performance she delivers with her immaculate, but raw vocals that often lead the audience to compare her to the late great Jeff Buckley.
The execution of this new album raises the bar on every level and it is testament to the strength of Karima’s writing that what comes across most powerfully on this record is the quality of the new songs, yet these were recorded in just three weeks!
Karima’s singing – a sound that hits you with that unlikely combination of vulnerability and ferocity – has never sounded so confident, and her lyrics are unambiguous: rhapsodising about life, love and romantic and sexual longing.
Karima will be joined by support acts Aaron Harper-Robinson and Robbie Cavanagh, hear more about them both here; http://www.heymanchester.com/karima-francis.
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Karima Francis will be on tour throughout the UK this autumn:
11 The Electric Circus, Edinburgh
12 Hug & Pint, Glasgow
13 Mad Hatters, Inverness
14 Woodlands Centre, Stornoway
16 The Ferret, Preston
17 The Venue, Derby
18 Leaf, Liverpool
19 The Cookie, Leicester
23 The Basement, York
24 The Rocking Chair, Sheffield
25 Oporto Bar, Leeds
26 Manchester Jewish Museum
27 Guitar Bar, Nottingham
28 Ort Cafe, Birmingham
30 The Old Bookshop, Bristol
1 The Library, Oxford
2 The Slaughtered Lamb, London
3 The Marwood, Brighton
4 The Railway (Attic), Winchester
5 South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes
“Black” will be available to download from 16th October (physical release TBC).