HMLTD – Follow up ‘West Of Eden’ debut album release (07/02) with Edinburgh & Glasgow shows

ANNOUNCE LONG-AWAITED DEBUT ALBUM
WEST OF EDEN
DUE FOR RELEASE ON 7th FEBRUARY 2020 VIA LUCKY NUMBER

ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR
+ SHARE VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘THE WEST IS DEAD’

Following their recent return with the explosive recent single ‘LOADED’, London based five-piece HMLTD announce news of the upcoming release of their long-awaited debut album, West of Eden, due for release on 7th February 2020 via UK independent label Lucky Number.

The expansive, labyrinthine debut has been several years in the making; a daring collection of songs created to incite conversation about proposed new visions of masculinity, the decadence of western capitalism and the violence of insecurity and repression. Across its 15 tracks, the band’s artistic vision is realised in full technicolour, with all shades of their sonic palette used to create an album that is equal parts lush and abrasive. 

Alongside the announcement, HMLTD share the video for brand new single and album opener ‘The West Is Dead’, a dizzying rally call brought to life with the fuzz of a driving bassline, pulsing electronics and Spychalski’s sick croon. Its accompanying haunting visuals envisions a near-future Europe, plunged back into feudalism after total social and ecological collapse. Shot by Niall Trask, it continues the band’s run of thought provoking yet beautiful videos,

Of the track, Spychalski explains: “this is not dystopia, but a mirror up to late capitalism; where we are and where we’re headed. Sick dolphins lap at the tide, the insects have all dropped from the skies and the global economy enters free fall. Ecological catastrophe guaranteed. The West is dead. Atomised, alienated and apathetic”

In addition, HMLTD have also announced a UK and European headline tour, all dates of which can be found below. 

Upcoming live dates 2020:

Feb 10th | London, UK @ Rough Trade East

Feb 13th | Liverpool, UK @ Arts Club

Feb 14th | Glasgow, UK @ Nice N Sleazy

Feb 15th | Edinburgh, UK @ Opium

Feb 16th | Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge

Feb 18th | Dublin, IE @ The Sound House

Feb 19th | Manchester, UK @ YES 

Feb 20th | London, UK @ Lafayette

Feb 21st | Bristol, UK @ The Exchange

Tracklist:

  1. The West Is Dead
  2. LOADED
  3. The Ballad of Calamity James
  4. To The Door
  5. Satan, Luella & I
  6. Mikey’s Song
  7. Why?
  8. 149 (feat. Tallulah Eden)
  9. Joanna
  10. Where’s Joanna?
  11. Death Drive
  12. Nobody Stays In Love
  13. MMXX A.D.
  14. Blank Slate
  15. War Is Looming

 

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