Appearing at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival this weekend and a one-off London Rough Trade East in-store this coming Monday February 2nd,Calexico have confirmed details for their ninth studio album, shared a new track & announced full European tour dates for later in the year.
The new album ‘Edge of the Sun’ will be released via City Slang on 10th April. In the meantime have a listen to ‘Cumbia de Donde’ which is available now digitally and from next week on as a limited edition vinyl 7".
'Edge of the Sun' will be available on CD, LP and all digital formats but also as a limited edition 2CD and a very limited edition colored Vinyl 2LP only available from City Slang and at selected Indie-Stores.
Calexico UK / Ireland tour dates:
01 UK Glasgow - Celtic Connections
02 UK London - Rough Trade East Instore @ 7pm
28 UK London - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
30 UK Manchester - The Albert Hall
01 UK Liverpool - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
02 UK Belfast - The Limelight
03 IR Kilkenny - Kilkenny Roots Festival
04 IR Dublin - Olympia Theatre
On 13th April The Leisure Society will release their fourth album The Fine Art of Hanging via Full Time Hobby, which is wonderful news from a band who remain very close to our heart.
Nick Hemming’s touchstone of personal and honest lyrics remain and the forthcoming single 'Tall Black Cabins' can be heard below.
Of the single Nick said, "I took a visit to Hastings and I noticed several tall black cabins - these structures are used by local fishermen for drying their nets. Theirs is a small and shrinking industry, but they have a passion for their trade and keep it going, even though it's not always financially viable. We recorded the album onto analogue tape at Konk studios and mastered it at Abbey Road Studios. We wanted to make the best record we could, so despite the expense we crafted it in this way - not for money, but for the love of making it."
As for the album title 'The Fine Art Of Hanging On is a recurrent, linking theme, although this wasn't an intentional concept album," explains Nick. "It's about clinging to something - be that a relationship, a career, or life itself."
"All the way through writing the album a friend of mine was battling cancer. I reached out by sending him the rough demos. By giving him this access to the work in progress and by him giving feedback, we formed a close bond. Sadly he lost his battle, but his input and presence is there in the album."
There will be UK live dates in April as well;
Mon 13 UK, Bristol, Colston Hall Lantern
Tue 14 Oxford, Oxford O2 Academy 2
Wed 15 London, Islington Assembly Hall
Thu 16 Cambridge, Junction 2
Fri 17 Birmingham, Rainbow
Sat 18 UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Mon 20 Manchester, Deaf Institute
Wed 22 Glasgow, Oran Mor
20 years after they first got Mogwai will play two-night residencies at the Barrowlands in home town Glasgow and at London's Roundhouse, to celebrate two decades of awesome music.
Sat 20 June - Barrowlands, Glasgow
Sun 21 June - Barrowlands, Glasgow
Wed 24 June - Roundhouse, London
Thurs 25 June - Roundhouse, London
Tickets HERE from Friday 30 Jan