Themes on the album include both self-reflection and mental health after both struggled with the latter in recent years. “It’s the main over-arching theme with this record“, Davie explains. The group, who have worked with mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), previously added: “It probably speaks to our struggles and hopefully many other people’s too. Men are not very good at talking. We’re not really taught how to – men have no idea how to talk about this stuff, certainly to each other“.
Despite the album’s challenging themes, it claims to be an album drenched in hope too. “We wanted this to be a celebration of music“, Jones explains, “I think that informed some of the bolder decision making on this record. At a time when music was so distant, it felt important to make an album that sounded hopeful, celebratory, ambitious and beautiful in spite of the heavy subject matter in some of the songs.“. Jones adds: “It was almost like we needed to shout louder than before because we felt that there were more barriers between the audience and us. We needed something to transcend that.“.
The album will be available on an exclusive signed coloured vinyl (transparent blue) format from the group’s website and a D2C unique format personalised vinyl – a strictly limited 500 pressings of handmade and numbered white label pressings. It will also be available on an independent record store exclusive coloured vinyl and standard vinyl, CD, and cassette.
May 18th – London – Eventim Apollo
21st May – Dublin – Olympia
22nd May – Manchester – Albert Hall
23rd May – Glasgow – O2 Academy
25th May – Newcastle – Newcastle University
May 26th – Birmingham – O2 Institute
27th May – Leeds – Leeds University Stylus