Press Release



 

 Single: “Golden Soul”
Release date: 22nd November 2010

UK Tour Dates Nov/Dec  / Album “A New Athens” Out Now
 
Recently Included in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World Soundtrack
 
“(A New Athens) is their best album in a decade…Let them back into your heart” 5/5 News Of The World


CIA Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a Bluetones single “Golden Soul” in November 2010. The single is taken from the acclaimed album “A New Athens”.
 
"A New Athens”, released in May 2010, marked the first new Bluetones release since their critically acclaimed eponymous album in the autumn of 2006. The band have been busy in the intervening period, having successfully toured their platinum selling “Expecting To Fly” album in late 2008/early 2009 to sell-out audiences as well as releasing solo records and collaborating on other musical ventures, including composing the music for David Walliams' debut children's audiobook 'The Boy In The Dress' and it's follow up 'Mr. Stink'.
 
“A New Athens” is The Bluetones 6th studio album and was produced by Gordon Mills. It features guest appearances from Imogen Andrews, ex-Mohair keyboard whizzkid Alex Richards and, perhaps more surprising, television actor Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, Snuffbox, The Mighty Boosh) who provides backing vocals and enthusiastic handclaps on two of the records 11 tracks.
 
The record itself, though filled to the brim with the band's trademark ear for melody and left-field sounding harmonies does mark something of a sonic departure. As a whole, the album is perhaps darker sounding than anything they have released before, yet at the same time there is a definite air of playfulness within the tracks. As if the band are more comfortable with themselves and their craft than they have been before.
 
A single “Golden Soul” is released through through CIA Recordings on the 22nd November 2010. The album “A New Athens” is out now.
 
The Bluetones classic ‘Sleazy Bed Track’ was recently included on the soundtrack to ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs The World’ – the critically acclaimed new film from Edgar Wright (Shaun Of the Dead, Hot Fuzz). Edgar directed several early Bluetones videos.
 
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Following a successful UK tour in April/May 2010 the band are embarking on a full run of UK dates in November/December 2010. The tour will blend newer material with already established classic hits from their back catalogue.

Tickets are priced £13 (£16 London) – subject to booking fee. Tickets are available on www.ticketmaster.co.uk <http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk>  or 24hr cc hotline 0844 277 0700. Doors are at 7pm…..
 


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Full UK dates as follows:

Nov/Dec
 
Thu 18-Nov Liverpool O2 Academy 2   
Fri 19-Nov Stockton Ku
Sat 20-Nov Guildford  Boileroom
Mon 22-Nov Cardiff Clwb ifor Bach  
Wed 24-Nov Huddersfield Tokyo  
Thurs 25-Nov Glasgow Oran Mor
Fri 26-Nov Manchester Fac 51  
Sun 28-Nov Wolverhampton Civic  
Tues 30-Nov London Heaven  
Thur 02-Dec Brighton Coaliton
Fri 03-Dec Northampton Roadmenders  
Sat 04-Dec Wakefield Leeds  
Mon 06-Dec Carlisle Brickyard  
Tues 07-Dec Gloucester Guildhall  
Wed 08-Dec Leicester O2 Academy
Thurs 09-Dec Southampton Talking Heads  
Sun 12-Dec Norwich Waterfront
Mon 13-Dec Mansfield Town Mill  

 

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