Gearing up for another pivotal creative chapter, Mercury Music Prize and GRAMMY® Award-winning UK singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer James Blake has released “Big Hammer”, with accompanying music video directed by Oscar Hudson (Radiohead, Bonobo).

“Big Hammer” is the debut single from James’ forthcoming, sixth studio album Playing Robots Into Heaven which will be released on the 8th of September via Polydor/ Republic records.

Playing Robots Into Heaven follows the critically acclaimed Friends That Break Your Heart – James’ highest charting album in the UK to date – and will see James return to the electronic roots of his Hessle, Hemlock and R&S records days.  It will also nod to his latest creation, the CMYK event series with Ronda INTL which kicked off in LA last March and will be coming to London on the 6th of July. All the CMYK events over the past year have sold out within minutes and have featured appearances from special guests including, Steve Lacy, Channel Tres and HAii (to name but a few).

To mark the release of Playing Robots Into Heaven , James will be embarking on a headline international tour, with dates in the UK, Europe and North America. Kicking off at the Fabrique in Milan on the 18th of September, it will see James travel to his home town in London for an Alexandra Palace show on 28th of September, before wrapping up in Los Angeles on 19th of October. See below for full list of dates.