Goldfrapp release their stunningly beautiful new album ‘Tales Of Us’ through Mute on 9 September 2013 (10th Sept in US). Their sixth album, ‘Tales Of Us’ is written and produced by band members Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory and was recorded at their studio in the English countryside.
The first opportunity to hear music from ‘Tales Of Us’ comes today. Watch a short film for ‘Drew’, the lead song to be taken from the album here:
A sumptuous body of work, ‘Tales Of Us’ has been two years in the crafting and is Goldfrapp’s most narrative, cinematic and intimate recording so far. Nothing in their accomplished back catalogue has hinted at the new lyrical breadth that the band have introduced to ‘Tales Of Us’. All the songs bar one are named in the first person with a cast list of evocative character sketches, the contrary love affairs, the suspense, hallucinations, fairy tales and modern folklores documented and the traces of redemption they find in song take the poetry of Goldfrapp’s delicately considered music somewhere brand new.
With its uniquely cinematic narrative, filmmaker Lisa Gunning is creating a compelling and beautiful film to accompany the album, which will be shown in cinemas later this year. The film for ‘Drew’ is the first taster of what’s to follow.
Goldfrapp kick-start a summer of very special live performances with two shows at the Manchester International Festival on 17 & 18 July when they will be performing ‘Tales Of Us’ live for the very first time, accompanied by the Royal Northern College of Music string orchestra. The band will then be performing at Somerset House on 20 July before going on to headline the Lovebox main stage on Sunday 21 July. The summer shows are a precursor to a European headline tour in October and November.
Full list of live dates:
17 July 2013 Manchester Int’l Festival Manchester
18 July 2013 Manchester Int’l Festival Manchester
20 July 2013 Somerset House London
21 July 2013 Lovebox London
21 Oct 2013 Paradiso Amsterdam
22 Oct 2013 Ancienne Belgique Brussels
23 Oct 2013 Heimathafen Neukölln Berlin
25 Oct 2013 Le Trainon Hall Paris
26 Oct 2013 Kaufleuten Zurich
1 Nov 2013 Hammersmith Apollo London
For further ticket information please visit www.goldfrapp.com
‘Tales Of Us’ will be available from 9 September on CD, vinyl, digital and a special limited edition boxset that will contain an exclusive disc of bonus material and a photographic hardback book compiled by Goldfrapp, further details to follow.
Full tracklisting for ‘Tales Of Us’:
Jo / Annabel / Drew / Ulla / Alvar / Thea / Simone / Stranger / Laurel / Clay
Meanwhile, a brand-new Goldfrapp website has launched with exciting interactive plans to be revealed soon.
Now available to pre-order:
Official Store: goldfrapp.sandbaghq.com