Ed Harcourt Making US TV Debut on Leno
Timed perfectly with the release of his fourth full-length album, THE BEAUTIFUL LIE, due June 3 on Dovecote Records, Harcourt will celebrate the arrival of this much-awaited LP with a national television debut. This visit is a precursor to additional U.S. tour dates this summer, to be announced soon.
The Mercury Prize-nominated Harcourt has been keeping extraordinarily busy on tour with the Gutter Twins overseas, where he has been joining Greg Dulli, Mark Lanegan and co. on stage following his own opening set.
"Ed Harcourt's songs are as close to cabaret tunes and 1960s pop as they are to current rock," recently noted the NEW YORK TIMES while UNDER THE RADAR hailed 'The Beautiful Lie' as "his best work to date." The WALL STREET JOURNAL was on hand for one of his acclaimed Austin performances, calling Harcourt, "a gifted songwriter in the mold of Karl Wallinger and XTC's Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding" adding, "and thus a descendant of John Lennon and Paul McCartney."
Lead radio single, "Revolution in the Heart," mimics Harcourt's larger-than-life personality, brimming with his exquisite piano playing, booming delivery, thunderous rhythms and bursting backup vocals, compliments of The Magic Numbers.