The record will see them returning to their folk roots and we are here for it.
Spiritual Dark Age is set for release on 12 January 2018 via These Are My Bones and will feature recently released single My God And Your God and title track Spiritual Dark Age.
The band will be touring in support of their new album from 11 January with a twelve date UK tour culminating at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 27 January.
“The Spiritual Dark Age is the last three years of my life painstakingly distilled into 40 minutes of music,” frontman Ralph Pelleymounter says of the record.
“It has ballads for my single friends watching everyone else gradually pair off, and deities and fables getting drunk in bars. It has moments of anger and disgust at characters like Peter Popoff and their parasitic feeding of the most vulnerable people, and it has folk songs about two gods who’d rather burn down the world than admit they still love each other.mBut hopefully, in amongst the chaos and darker tales, it has an underlying message that compassion being such a beautiful and complex thing may just save the day.” he continues.
Here are their 2018 tour dates:
11 January – Plug, Sheffield
12 January – Früit, Hull
13 January – O2 Academy 3, Manchester
15 January – The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne
16 January – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
17 January – Bodega, Nottingham
20 January – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham
21 January – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
23 January – Thekla, Bristol
24 January – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton
25 January – The Joiners, Southampton
27 January – Islington Assembly Hall, London