‘White Star Liner’ will come out on 26th October and is being previewed by its title track.
Where ‘Every Valley’ - another of the band’s deeply conceptual records - concerned coal mining in Wales, ‘White Star Liner’ focuses on ship building in Belfast, as J. Wilgoose, ESQ explains.
“I thought it was an interesting challenge to tell the story of the ship’s construction as part of Belfast’s proud industrial history, the spirit of optimism of the pre-war age that she represented, and then an abstract and, I hope, respectful depiction of both the sinking of the ship (represented by the repeated Morse code distress call, C - Q - D) and the discovery of the wreck in 1985.”
Listen to the title track and view the band’s upcoming UK dates below.
25 Bangor, Pontio Arts Centre
26 Pontardawe, Pontardawe Arts Centre
27 Blackwood, Blackwood Miners’ Institute
28 Newport, Riverfront Theatre
29 Aberdare, Coliseum Theatre
01 London, Royal Albert Hall
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