Courteeners announce new album, 'Anna'!12/11/12
We're excited to announce that Courteeners will release their new album ‘Anna’ on 4th February! The album will be preceded by new single ‘Lose Control’ on 28th January, both released through V2.
It has been two years since Courteeners last album ‘Falcon’, which charted at #6 and followed the bands #4 debut album ‘St. Jude’. The band have been working hard at Manchester’s Hertz Studios with producer Joe Cross (Hurts) and songwriter and frontman Liam Fray says, “Anna is a new chapter sonically for Courteeners. Our music, like our minds, has evolved and expanded. We have re-arrived - Welcome to the rave”.
Having already previewed new tracks live at this years T in the Park and Leeds/Reading Festivals, the band will release the first introduction to the album with new single ‘Lose Control’ on 28th February.
‘Lose Control’ opens with an addictive hook followed by Liam’s distinctive vocals which then catapult into a huge chorus of drums and melody. It the perfect introduction to the new sound of the bands third album and you can listen to a teaser of the track here. Full tracklisting for the album is below –
1. Are You In Love With A Notion?
2. Lose Control
3. Van Der Graaff
4. Push Yourself
5. When You Want Something You Can't Have
6. Welcome To The Rave
7. Save Rosemary In Time
8. Sharks Are Circling
11. Here Come The Young Men
Courteeners will be performing new tracks from the album at two special gigs this December, returning to Manchester’s MEN Arena for a headline homecoming show and performing as part of XFM’s Winter Wonderland at Brixton Academy. Full dates are as follows –
Dec 7th - Manchester MEN Arena
Dec 17th - London Brixton Academy (XFM Winter Wonderland)
Find out more at: http://www.thecourteeners.com/
The Afterman: Ascension is released!09/10/12
Coheed and Cambria have returned with what is being described as their best album yet, in the form of double concept album 'The Afterman'. The band's sixth studio album sees the band perfecting their powerhouse progressive rock, soul and even pop landscapesand marks the return of original drummer Josh Eppard, who the band parted ways with in 2006, bringing with him his benchmark percussive grooves.
Coheed and Cambria self-financed and co-produced ‘Afterman,’ alongside Michael Birnbaum and Chris Bittner, who produced the band’s first 3 albums, in Woodstock, NY. ‘Afterman’ was mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, The Shins, Foster the People) and Ryan Williams (30 Seconds To Mars).
“This is without a doubt, the most honest record I’ve ever written,” says Sanchez. “Though all the songs can be interpreted through our main character in the story, they were initially written in a very spontaneous manner.” “In the past,” he continues,” I’ve always had a predetermined idea of what the story was going to be when I approached the songs. With ‘The Afterman’ being a new story within the (Amory Wars) arc, I allowed the events of my life to drive the concept, and therefore opened up the songwriting to a fuller degree.”
'The Afterman: Ascension', the first part of the double concept release, is out now on Everything Evil and V2. Stream the title track here.
The album is available at the following retailers:
About The Amory Wars: An epic, sci-fi fantasy set in an alternate universe (Heaven’s Fence) that chronicles the rise of superhuman dictator Wilhelm Ryan, and the one family that could hold the key to liberating the world from his tyrannical reign. The mythology was originally created by Sanchez to serve as inspiration for the band’s albums, but the series expanded to other mediums, including both prose and graphic novels.
About The Afterman: Sirius Amory, the most celebrated astronomer/scientist in the alternate universe of Heaven’s Fence is ‘‘The Afterman.’ Sirius (pronounced “Sy-ruhss”) is credited with the discovery of the energy force (known as The Keywork) that binds the 78 planets of these worlds together. He embarks on the greatest discovery of his existence, and possibly mankind’s. By doing so, what is truly most important to him begins to slip right through his hands.