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Self Esteem debuts new songs at first night of ‘I Tour This All The Time’

Rebecca Lucy Taylor debuted 'Mother' and 'Love Second' in Nottingham at the weekend

By Charlotte Krol

Self Esteem lying down on a blue velvet background posing for a press photo
Self Esteem. (Photo: Olivia Richardson)

Self Esteem kicked off her ‘I Tour This All The Time’ tour at the weekend and treated fans to two new songs, ‘Mother’ and ‘Love Second’.

The soloist – real name Rebecca Lucy Taylor – began her 21-date, sold-out tour at Nottingham’s Rock City on Friday (24 February). The show was rescheduled due to Taylor coming down with illness.

At the opening night Self Esteem performed a host of new dance routines, debuted new tour outfits, and shared two new songs with fans – watch snippets from the gig below.

The tour takes in appearances in Manchester, Birmingham, Gateshead, Brighton and Cardiff and more places before culminating in Self Esteem’s biggest gig to date at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on March 17.

This summer, following tour and festival dates in the US and Europe, Taylor supports Blur for their Wembley Stadium reunion shows. See here for Self Esteem’s full list of live shows in 2023.

Self Esteem at Nottingham’s Rock City – setlist:

‘Prioritise Pleasure’
‘Fucking Wizardry’
‘Just Kids’
‘Happy Valley’
‘How Can I Help You’
‘Love Second’
‘Girl Crush’
‘John Elton’
‘The 345’
‘You Forever’
‘I Do This All The Time’
‘The Best’
‘I’m, Fine’
‘Still Reigning’

Beginning life as a solo outlet after the demise of Sheffield two-piece Slow Club in 2017, Self Esteem launched a solo career a couple of years later. Her acclaimed debut album, 2019’s Compliments Please, was followed in 2021 by Prioritise Pleasure, which was a staple of year-end lists and was nominated for the 2022 Mercury Music Prize.

Taylor’s last run of UK dates wrapped in March 2022, which included an emotional homecoming at The Octagon in Sheffield.

In a five-star review for Rolling Stone UK, Linsey Teggert called Self Esteem’s gig at Wylam Brewery in Newcastle last February “a show so spectacular that it’s hard to choose a stand-out,” as well as “an absolute masterclass in how to put on a flawless pop performance”.