London-based Maltese signer Rob Harbour to release debut album this autumn
London-based Maltese troubadour, Rob Harbour, is preparing to release his debut EP, ‘The Lighthouse’ this autumn on 13 October through Hat Hair Records. Taking its namesake from one of the tracks on the album, the EP is a labour of love that the singer songwriter has endeavouring to complete for nearly two years. Influenced by an eclectic mix of artists such as Damien Rice, James Taylor, Emiliana Torrini, and Ingrid Michaelson, Harbour crafted his new EP with honest, vivid, and descriptive songwriting. His music, wrought with passion and emotion, elegantly harnesses the power of London’s imagery and fervour. ‘The Lighthouse’ is chock-full of superb instrumental performances from an array of talented musicians who came to aid Harbour in his pursuit. Gentle backbeats, melancholic cello, and haunting backing vocals will instantly transport the listener straight into the heart of a pensive, nostalgic moment in a bustling city. To commemorate the occasion, Rob Harbour is embarking on a UK tour to promote the EP, kicking things off with a launch party in central London on October 13th. More events are slated throughout autumn and will be announced shortly. Three years ago, Harbour moved to London to attend the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. Prior to that, he had released music in Malta under the duo ‘Instincts’.
The new EP has Harbour’s signature Mediterranean style and influence, though it’s also host to a splendid sonic palette that continues to expand for Harbour as he lives in London.
Harbour’s time in London has already yielded some very notable performances, including appearances at Time Out’s Acoustic East Festival, the London Folkfest Fringe, and Oxjam Takeover in Clapham.
UK tour dates
13 October London Zigfrid von Underbelly of Hoxton (EP Launch Party) 14 October Brighton The Brunswick 15 October Oxford Oxjam Oxford Takeover
‘The Lighthouse’ is due out October 13th (available to pre-order now). The single Tower Bridge Road is available NOW on Spotify, Apple Music and all major online stores.