This past weekend David Gilmour played the Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas in Carlow, Ireland this weekend. As part of the performance Gilmour performed two new songs from his long-awaited new solo album dubbed Rattle That Lock. The album title was announced ahead of the show on Gilmour’s website. The new record is a follow-up to 2006’s celebrated On An Island. Gilmour’s new album includes long-time collaborators like Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), Jools Holland and Gilmour’s wife Polly Sampson, who assisted in writing the lyrics. He has also booked fall tour dates to coincide with the album release.
The two new songs played were ‘Girl with a Yellow Dress’, ‘Boots on the Ground’.
In an interview last fall with Rolling Stone, Gilmour commented on Rattle That Lock:
“It’s coming along very well. There are some sketches that aren’t finished, and some of them will be started again. There’s a few months’ work in it yet. I’m hoping to get it out this following year.”
Dismissing the notion once again that he might revive Pink Floyd one day:
“I’m really enjoying my life and my music. There’s no room for Pink Floyd. The thought of doing any more causes me to break out in a cold sweat.” He added, “Anything we had of value is on [The Endless River}. Trying to do it again would mean using second-best material, and that’s not good enough for me.”
David Gilmour Tour Dates:
Sept 12: Arena Pula – Pula, HR
Sept 14: Verona Arena – Verona, IT
Sept 15: Teatro Le Mulina – Florence, IT
Sept 17: Theatre Antique – Orange, FR
Sept 19: Koing-Pilsener-Arena – Oberhausen, DE
Sept 23: The Royal Albert Hall – London, UK
Sept 24: The Royal Albert Hall – London, UK
Sept 25: The Royal Albert Hall – London, UK