The Cult have announced that they will be returning to the UK. Following the success of their recent European tour, which included several outstanding festival appearances, The Cult have announced that they will be returning to the UK in January 2011 for their most extensive run of dates in over a decade. The band have just released the first of their recent recordings on the newly formatted ‘capsule’ collection. Rather than revisit the traditional method of releasing a long-form CD, the “capsule” is a collection of not just new music, but film, art and fashion. It will consist of new music ‘Every Man and Woman Is A Star’ and ‘Siberia’; live recordings from the recent internationally sold-out ‘Love Live’ tour, as well as short film ‘A Prelude to Ruins’ (directed by Ian Astbury & Rick Rogers). The capsule will be available in several formats including MP3 CD / DVD (DUAL DISC) and 12″ Vinyl in limited quantities for a limited time. The first song ‘Every Man and Woman Is A Star’ was debuted in the UK and released as an iTunes exclusive. Vocalist Ian Astbury explains; ‘We are stepping away from the conventional system. By including new music, live music and a film, we are giving the audience the opportunity to own other creative visions. The Capsule is a way of delivering music in bites, quicker and fresher than in the context of an album format.’ The latest recordings were guided by legendary producer Chris Goss (Unkle, Queens of the Stone Age, Too Many DJ’s, Masters of Reality). A mixture of violent guitars, emotive vocal performances with high melody and driving beats. In addition to producing The Cult, Goss’ band MASTERS OF REALITY will serve as the support for the tour. The group have a new album out entitled ‘Pine Cross Dover’. After the massive success of the ‘Love Live’ world tour, it is now time for the band to bring their UK fans New Blood and Deeper Cuts, a set list that will consist of the band’s incredible new material such as ‘Every Man and Woman Is A Star’, ‘Embers’ and debuting previously unrecorded material, as well as tracks that have never/rarely been played. On returning to the UK, Ian Astbury has the following to add: ‘We want to continue the long love affair with our UK audience and share some new music as well as some deeper cuts. The band is on fire right now.’
NEW BLOOD DEEP CUTS
DESTROY THE NIGHT
With Masters of Reality
Tue 18 O2 Academy Leeds
Wed 19 O2 Academy Bristol
Fri 21 HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Sat 22 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sun 23 O2 Academy Bournemouth
Tue 25 Nottingham Rock City
Wed 26 Wolves Civic Hall
Thu 27 O2 Academy Newcastle
Sat 29 O2 Academy Glasgow
Sun 30 Manchester Academy
Their self titled debut album is out now through Black Records (The Bookhouse Boys, Russian Circles)
Clad in black and possessing tunes as catchy as the cold in Dundee, goth rockers Haunts are set to go out on tour to promote their recent debut album.
Dark, brooding and possessing a clutch of brilliant songs, Haunts are keen to prove that no matter the time of day it is always midnight in their heart. The London group have a sharp punk edge, but are reminiscent of goth rockers such as The Cult and The Birthday Party.
An incendiary live act, the band have split their time between touring and doing remixes for the likes of The Enemy, CSS, White Lies, Snow Patrol and many more.
Haunts self-titled album is available now. The band have confirmed the following tour dates:
HAUNTS will be heading out to Europe for shows with WHITE LIES and then immediately followed by a tour with EAGLES OF DEATH METAL.
Thurs 5th March – Northampton – Roadmender
Friday 6th March – Crewe- Box
9th March – 14th March in Europe with WHITE LIES
16th March- 27th March in Europe with EAGLES OF DEATH METAL
Wed 1st April Spring & Airbrake Belfast w/ Eagles of Death Metal
Thurs 2nd April Academy Dublin w/ Eagles of Death Metal
10th April KOKO, London- club NME
16th April Barfly, London- Levis Ones To Watch