We are pleased to finally be able to announce details of our fourth studio album today, along with a heap of European and UK tour for early 2015.
‘THE MINDSWEEP’ will be released in the UK on Monday 19th January 2015 (there’ll be slight variations on that worldwide. Day earlier here, a day later there… you know the score with your own territory) via Ambush Reality / Play It Again Sam (and via our friends at Hopeless Records for North America).
The album was once again recorded with Dan Weller, and this time mixed by Jeremy Wheatley.
Here’s what Rou Reynolds had to say about the album for the press release ;
“We pushed ourselves vocally with some of the rawest angriest vocals we’ve ever done as well as some of the most dulcet and delicate. It’s even more diverse than normal as we’ve built more confidence and fearlessness to widen our influences further. Melody and aggression will always be an important side of what we do, but with this album there was also a concerted effort to concentrate on texture too. Alongside the core of our guitar, bass, drums, electronics set-up, there’s so much new instrumentation and orchestration. Writing for and recording woodwind, brass and strings was so rewarding and really felt like it brought a new dimension to the music.
Just can’t wait to play these songs live now!”
HERE’S THE TRACKLIST :
1. The Appeal & The Mindsweep I
2. The One True Colour
4. The Last Garrison
5. Never Let Go Of The Microscope
7. Torn Apart
9. The Bank Of England
10. There’s A Price On Your Head
11. Dear Future Historians…
12. The Appeal & The Mindsweep II
There’s a few different formats for this release…
Standard digital – for those who just need the MP3s on their music player of choice.
Standard CD – speaks for itself, really eh?
CD / DVD edition – the album CD, plus a DVD of ‘Live In St Petersburg, Russia 2014’ + one more show (tbc).
Vinyl LP + CD + DVD + 7”x7” signed print edition – limited edition coloured vinyl (colour tbc. but exclusive to our webstore), plus CD of the album, plus the ‘Live In St Petersburg etc’ DVD, plus a hand-signed 7”x7” print. Limited to 500 copies.
Deluxe CD / DVD + 24 page 7″ photo/lyric hardback book + signed 7”x7” print edition – limited to just 500 copies…the same stuff as CD/ DVD edition, but housed in a nice hardback book of photos, lyrics etc and including a hand-signed limited edition print.
Deluxe LP + CD + DVD + bonus DVD + 36 page 12″ photo/ lyric hardback book + 4 x signed print edition – Blimey. a thick, heavy, 12”x12” hardback book, housing an exclusive colour variant of the vinyl (exclusive to this version. not available anywhere else ever), plus the CD and the ‘Live In St Petersburg etc’ DVD. PLUS an exclusive to this package bonus DVD ‘Live At Woodstock, Poland 2013’ + one more show (tbc) – that’s four professionally shot / edited shows across two DVDs – PLUS 4x black & white prints…one of each member, and hand-signed by that member. This is going to be sexy as hell….just you wait. This package limited to 1000 copies worldwide.
There’s also a new ‘The Mindsweep’ t-shirt, exclusive to this pre-order only.
SPECIAL BUNDLE OFFERS :
– Buying a ticket for a UK show will give you 15% off whichever format you choose. and adding the new shirt gets you 20% off that shirt too!
– Picking up an album format and adding the shirt will also get you 20% off the price too.
– You must checkout with everything you wanted discounting at the same time or else it won’t work!
– You will be charged at the time of order, not when goods are shipped.
Please note! ; Due to the weight and value of the limited formats, we have to send them by a tracked delivery service. In a lot of cases (certainly in the UK), that makes it cheaper for you guys, and safer. Though afraid it does make the heavier / more expensive items a bit costly to post to places like Australia… but only a couple more $ than you’re probably used to and then you’re guaranteed to get it that way. Still a bit annoying though, but that’s postal services for you.
Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We also kick off 2015 with some touring across Europe & UK… Our first bunch of proper touring for ages, and first UK headline shows since spring 2013!
FRI 09 BRUSSELS, BE – AB BOX
SAT 10 AMSTERDAM, NE – MELKWEG
SUN 11 HEREFORD, DE – X
TUE 13 PRAGUE, CZ – LMB
WED 14 NUREMBERG, DE – HIRSCH
THU 15 BERLIN, DE – KESSELHAUS
MON 02 PARIS, FR – LA CIGALE
TUE 03 SOLOTHURN, CH – KOFMEAL
WED 04 LYON, FR – TRANSBORDEUR
THU 05 MILAN, IT – MAGAZZINI GENERALI
SAT 07 LEIPZIG, DE – HELLRAISER
SUN 08 VIENNA, AUT – ARENAN
MON 09 MUNICH, DE – MUFFATHALLE
TUE 10 WUERZBURG, DE – POSTHALLE
WED 11 COLOGNE, DE – LIVE MUSIC HALL
FRI 13 HAMBURG, DE – DOCKS
SAT 14 FRANKFURT, DE – BATSCHKAPP
MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK – PYRAMIDS
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK – YPLAS – *SOLD OUT*
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK – CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK – ACADEMY – *SOLD OUT*
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK – BARROWLAND
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK – TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK – CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK – UEA
THUR 26 LONDON, UK – ROUNDHOUSE – *SOLD OUT*
FRI 27 LONDON, UK – ROUNDHOUSE – *EXTRA DATE ADDED*