Following the recent release of his tenth album, ‘Gargoyle’, and a sold-out UK tour in June, Mark Lanegan is returning to London’s KOKO on 12 December as part of an extensive European tour.
The tour will be preceded by the release of ‘Still Life With Roses’, a six-track EP of remixes from ‘Gargoyle’ by producers picked by Lanegan including Andrew Weatherall, Adrian Sherwood and Pye Corner Audio.
‘Gargoyle’, which saw Lanegan collaborating with the English musician Rob Marshall and long-time partner in crime Alain Johannes, came together unusually quickly for the singer.
“I definitely feel like I’m a better songwriting than I was 15 years ago,” he says. “I don’t know if I’m just kidding myself or what, but it’s definitely easier now to make something that is satisfying to me. Maybe I’m just easier on myself these days, but it’s definitely not as painful a process, and therefore I feel I’m better at it now.
“But part of the way that I stay interested in making music is by collaborating with other people. When I see things through somebody else’s perspective it’s more exciting than if I’m left to my own devices.”