The folk legend and eternal outsider will release his twenty-second album in September.

Roy Harper’s Man And Myth will appear on Bella Union, home to Fleet Foxes and Dirty Three among others, following something a late renaissance for the 72-year-old.

A hero in the US alt-folk movement of the last decade, Harper was coaxed into the studio last year by Laurel Canyon songwriter Jonathan Wilson, who had previously put together a tribute album for the folk troubadour.

“All of these young guys who have name-checked me and given me this newfound identity if you like, definitely a newfound hope, they’re all their own people doing this thing outside of the vacuum of commercial music, The X Factor, the shit that goes down every day,” he told the Guardian in 2011.

Harper has also announced three UK dates in autumn, appearing at London’s Royal Festival Hall (22 October), Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall (25) and Bristol’s Colston Hall (27). Find tickets here. [via Clash]

Man and Myth is set for release via Bella Union on 23 September.


01 The Enemy
02 Time Is Temporary
03 January Man
04 The Stranger
05 Cloud Cuckooland
06 Heaven Is Here
07 The Exile



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