Roxanne de Bastion is going on a nationwide tour, presenting her new studio album, Heirlooms & Hearsay.
Following in the footsteps of the 1960’s greats (think Dylan, Nyro, Mitchell and a touch of Beatles psychedelia), de Bastion is on the forefront of the new Singer Songwriter generation: Someone with something to say and a musicality to match.
Since the release of her debut album in 2013, the London artist has made a name for herself across Europe as “a real mover and shaker in the independent music scene” (Ruth Barnes). After touring with the likes of the Wainright Sisters & Thea Gilmore, performing at Glastonbury, being featured on Spotify‘s “New Music Monday UK” and BBC6 shows, Roxanne is releasing her second studio album. PRSF are funding the nationwide tour.
The main inspiration behind the album is Roxanne‘s grandfather, Stephen de Bastion (or Istvan Bastyai von Holzer), a pianist from Hungary who made a new home for himself and his family in Stratford upon Avon after enduring the Second World War and the Communist takeover of his homeland. Roxanne draws parallels between his historical experiences and what’s happening now, exploring how trauma gets passed on through generations and pointing a singer at society’s short term memory.
The first single, RUN, is out now and is “a track that should quite simply adorn every playlist in the land…Melodic Majesty” (Get into this)