Albert Hammond Jr has announced details of his new album!
‘Francis Trouble’ will come out via Red Bull on 9th March and is being previewed by first single ‘Muted Beatings’.
The new album concerns Albert’s twin brother Francis, who was stillborn at the time of Albert’s birth.
“What the music says may be serious, but as a medium it should not be questioned, analyzed or taken too seriously,” the singer says of the new album in a press release.
“I think it should be tarted up, made into a character, a parody of itself. The music is the mask the message wears and I, the performer, am the message.”
AHJ is set to support Franz Ferdinand on their upcoming UK/EU tour, beginning this month. He’s also scheduled a London headline show at Dingwalls.
Listen to ‘Muted Beatings’ and view the tour dates below.
13 Manchester, Albert Hall
14 Nottingham, Rock City
15 Newcastle, O2 Academy
17 Glasgow, O2 Academy
19 Leeds, O2 Academy
20 Birmingham, O2 Academy
21 Bristol, O2 Academy
23 Cambridge, Corn Exchange
24 London, Brixton Academy
25 Brighton, Dome
27 Paris, Le Point Ephemere
28 Amsterdam, Paradiso
01 London, Dingwalls (headline show)
(all dates with Franz Ferdinand except 1st March)
Photo: Autumn De Wilde