- 28 Jul 10
A bout of writer's block saw Mercury Prize winner Damon Gough - aka Badly Drawn Boy - disappear for three years. But now he’s back and can’t wait to reclaim his place as the beanie hat wearing laureate of Mancunian miserabalism.
Galway bound for the Arts Festival this month, Damon Gough pronounces himself fully recovered from the creative crisis of confidence that followed Badly Drawn Boy’s 2006 album Born In the UK. An offer to compose the score for Caroline Aherne’s ITV film The Fattest Man In Britain (based on the life of Jack Taylor) couldn’t have come at a better time. Released last December, the soundtrack heralded something of a period of rejuvenation – now Gough is putting the finishing touches to the first of a planned trilogy of albums before heading out on the road for a few festival dates.
Badly Drawn Boy plays the Galway Arts Festival’s Radisson Live Live Lounge Stage on July 17.