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ADAM FRENCH covers cult classic ‘No Cigar’

You might not think on paper that the anguished skate-punk thrash of Millencolin’s No Cigar would lend itself to an eerie acoustic guitar and quivering strings, but to listen to it unfurl on record is breath-taking. The poignant cover strikes a chord with all listeners. A true skate punk anthem having featured in the soundtrack to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 one of the most acclaimed video games of all time, Adam’s version is set to take the track to a whole new generation of audience. LISTEN HERE.

Adam shares; “I spent an unhealthy amount of my childhood hammering the Tony Hawk’s games and wishing I was a ‘better than awful’ skater in real life, so it felt right to cover this both for my own nostalgia… but also for everyone else out there that was as bad in real life as I was. Additionally, it’s just a really well written song, lyrically it’s meaningful and when you strip it back to its core there’s quite a lot of emotion in the story. It’s powerful for loads of different reasons.”

Shot in a single take, the stunning live video is a delicate and emotive re-interpretation that highlights all the raw emotion of the original song. In a darkened room, one moon-like light illuminates Adam and fellow musicians as the track unfolds. WATCH HERE.

No Cigar is lifted from Adam’s upcoming EP, You From The Rest coming Spring 2018. Produced by Rich Cooper (Mystery Jets, Lucy Rose, Billie Marten, Tom Odell), You From The Rest EP is a beautiful, intimate collection of tracks… This follows on from Adam’s recent Weightless EP which was released at the end of 2017.

Adam is one of the most interesting singer-songwriters currently operating, and 2018 will see him touring throughout Europe and the UK. Having already supported and shared the bill with the likes of Jack Garratt, Jake Bugg, Jacob Banks and Rat Boy. After two sold out shows in February, Adam is currently on his UK Headline tour which kicked off on 25th April.

UK Headline Tour

25.04.2018 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

28.04.2018 – Underground, Stoke

02.05.2018 – Louisiana, Bristol

03.05.2018 – Omeara, London

11.05.2018 – Mash House, Edinburgh

Get tickets HERE

Festivals (announced so far, more to follow)

05.05.2018 Live At Leeds, Leeds

06.05.2018 Hit The North, Newcastle Dot To Dot, Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham

23.06.2018 Bushstock, London

21.07.2018 Deershed, Harrogate

28.07.2018 Camp Bestival, Dorset

10.08.2018 Haldernpop, Haldern Germany

29.08.2018 Boardmasters, Cornwall


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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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