Lankum Share New Single ‘Newcastle’ ahead of False Lankum Release

Lankum Share New Single ‘Newcastle’ ahead of False Lankum Release

Critically acclaimed Irish quartet Lankum today share a new single ‘Newcastle’, taken from their forthcoming album False Lankum, which is released on March 24, 2023 via Rough Trade Records. Hear the track and watch the visualiser here. 

Lankum explain the background to ‘Newcastle’, “We learned this song from Seán Fitzgerald of The Deadlians, whose mother Pauline sang it to him as a child. The tune was first published in ‘The English Dancing Master’ (1651) where it is simply entitled ‘Newcastle’, while the words may be related to a broadside ballad printed in 1620 and entitled ‘The contented Couckould, Or a pleasant new Songe of a New-Castle man whose wife being gon from him, shewing how he came to London to her, & when he found her carried her backe againe to New-Castle Towne.”

Following on from their much anticipated sell out show at The Barbican on 4th May 2023, Lankum will return to London in December 2023 to play The Roundhouse – their biggest headline gig to date. With their April/May tour almost completely sold out, the band will return to Amsterdam and Berlin in November 2023 and will play their first German tour. Full dates below.

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Forthcoming Tour Dates


25th Apr – Silent Green, Berlin, Germany – sold out

28th Apr – Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands– sold out

30th Apr – Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium


2nd May – Petit Bain, Paris, France

4th May – London, Barbican, London, UK – sold out

10th May – St Lukes, Glasgow, UK – sold out

11th May – Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK – sold out

Fri 12th May – SWX, Bristol, UK – sold out

19th May – Mandela Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland – sold out

20th May – Cork Opera House, Cork, Ireland – sold out

24th May – Cork Opera House, Cork, Ireland

29th May – Vicar St, Dublin, Ireland

30th May – Vicar St, Dublin, Ireland – sold out

31st May – Vicar St, Dublin, Ireland – sold out


8th Jun – Beaches Brew, Ravenna, IT

10th June – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, NL

28th Jun – Pop Messe, Brno, Czech Republic


4-6th Aug – All Together Now Festival, Co Waterford, Ireland

17-21st Aug – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK


1-3rd Sep – Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, UK


17th Nov – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany

19th Nov – Transcentury Update Festival, Leipzig, Germany

22nd Nov – Lido, Berlin, Germany

23rd Nov – Stadtgarten, Köln, Germany

26th Nov – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands


13th Dec – The Roundhouse, London, UK

False Lankum

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False Lankum

23 March 2023
Burnt Orange Transparent 2LP, Black 2LP, CD & Digital

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