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Esben and the Witch confirm third album ‘A New Nature

The Brighton trio will follow up 2013’s ‘Wash the Sins Not Only the Face’ this September.

Just a few months after releasing a split LP with Thought Forms, Esben and the Witch are back with news of their third full-length.

The Brighton trio have confirmed plans to follow up their 2013 record ‘Wash the Sins Not Only the Face’ with ‘A New Nature’ on 1st September through the band’s own label Nostromo Records.

Recorded with Steve Albini over in his Chicago-based studio Electrical Audio, work began on their third album just a month ago in May, after the band left Matador Records and raised funds through Pledge Music. Having hit their target with time to spare, the three-piece then headed to the other side of the Atlantic to lay the album’s eight tracks to tape.

“We wanted to create a record that had a level of purity to it,” the band say of the album. “To strip away the layers and loops and see what lay beneath. To keep things naked, unadorned and raw. The three of us, in a room, making noise. We looked to create a more primal record, full of human emotion and sonic intensity. Drawing on themes of endurance, strength, determination and self-actualisation. Themes that have always inspired us but perhaps, only now, a few years down the line, a few years of touring under our belts, we feel we have the confidence and maturity to explore and shout about.”

The trio have also unveiled the first taste of the record in the form of ‘Blood Teachings’, which you can hear below.

The tracklisting for ‘A New Nature’ looks a little something like this:

1. Press Heavenwards!
2. Dig Your Fingers In
3. No Dog
4. The Jungle
5. Those Dreadful Hammers
6. Wooden Star
7. Blood Teachings
8. Bathed In Light

Esben and the Witch have also confirmed plans to play live at London’s Oslo, in Hackney, on 4th September.

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