The Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton to release new solo album

Former Beautiful South and Housemartins man's next is out next month

Former Housemartins and Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton is to release his second solo album this summer.

‘The Cross Eyed Rambler’, out July 7, features 11 tracks. The first single, ‘Mermaids And Slaves’, will precede the album’s release on June 30.

The tracklisting is:


‘The Cross-Eyed Rambler’

‘I Do’

‘Mermaids And Slaves’

‘The Pub’

‘Good Old-Fashioned Town’

‘The Balcony’


‘Deckchair Collapsed’

‘Little Red Rooster’

‘God Bless Texas’

‘The Kids These Days’

‘Everything Is Everything’

The star will be heading out on a UK tour around the release of the album, calling at:

Birmingham Academy 2 (July 3)

Manchester Academy 2 (4)

Leeds Cockpit (5)

London Islington Academy (7)

Brighton Komedia (8)

Bristol Thekla (9)

Newcastle Cluny (10)

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