Peter Bruntnell Releases Album “King Of Madrid”

King Of Madrid is Peter Bruntnell’s tenth studio album and is out now on Domestico Records. It sees him returning to his roots, featuring beautiful, sometimes sixties-flavoured songs with his signature hints of psychedelia. Bruntnell’s warm voice helps create a yearning atmosphere that gives the album a consistent and organic feel.

The self-effacing Devonian is a musician’s musician, gaining respect from his peers all over the world for the atmospheric works that he creates with his long-distance songwriting partner Bill Ritchie.

King Of Madrid was recorded in the Kiln, King’s Langley with Bruntnell’s long-term band Mick Clews (drums), Peter Noone (bass) and Dave Little (guitar) and their familiarity and comfortable interaction makes for a confident interpretation of the new songs.

Politics is never far from King Of Madrid. National Library and Thief Of Joy are both articulate takes on Brexit.

In London Clay a man daydreams about ways he could possibly be together with his unrequited love, but even in the dreams it never quite works out.

The title track is a lilting, reflective waltz, while the stunning Broken Wing, arguably the album’s standout track, is a song concerning a young person growing up in an evangelical cult. The song allows the band to hit a groove and stretch out instrumentally.

Helping to underline the luscious sound (synthesiser, electric twelve-string and pedal steel abound) are guests BJ Cole, Iain Sloan and the Pretenders’ James Walbourne, who provides synth flourishes.

Upcoming dates for Peter Bruntnell are:


13 – Acoustic duo with Danny Williams on Double Bass at Rhythmtree Festival, Isle of Wight.

26 – Full Band plus BJ Cole at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath.

27-Full Band plus BJ Cole at Kino-Teatr, St Leonards On Sea.

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