ONLINE ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY TONIGHT! (Friday 25th September 2020)
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“ACR unquestionably rule” – MOJO
“Probably their best LP in decades” – UNCUT
“”ACR Loco is a stomping reminder to celebrate the eccentric pleasures of life in multicultural cities and the liberating night life they offer.” – musicOMH
“A forward-looking genre-defying slice of musical majesty” – NARC
A CERTAIN RATIO have released their eagerly awaited new album, ACR Loco – out today on Mute.
The new album distils all of the different directions and styles that have run throughout the band’s career – from their beginnings in late ‘70s Manchester and their (and Factory Records’) first ever 7” release. As Electronic Sound explain, “ACR are several bands in one… and today’s version, like a Russian doll, contains them all”.
ACR Loco, their first new album in 12 years, will be marked by a very special online event tonight. An Evening with A Certain Ratio will see the band will play their new album in full at the Hope Mill Recording Studio following an exclusive premiere of their 2019 hit-laden gig for the Manchester Warehouse Project’s Haçienda night. The band will also be in conversation, with a Q&A and to finish, expect one of the band’s infamous ACR Soundsystem DJ sets.
To book your ticket, visit: www.livefrom.events/ACR
Watch ‘Get A Grip’ featuring Maria Uzor of Sink Ya Teeth performed live from Hope Mill Studios:
Then on Tuesday 29 September, the band will join Tim Burgess for one of his infamous Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties. At 9pm BST press play on ACR Loco, settle back and follow #TimsTwitterListeningParty.
ACR Loco was recorded by the core line up of Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson with contributions from Denise Johnson, who sadly passed away in July this year, Tony Quigley on sax and Matt Steele on keyboards. Additional guests include Sink Ya Teeth’s Maria Uzor and Gemma Cullingford, Gabe Gurnsey (Factory Floor) and Manchester luminaries Mike Joyce (The Smiths) and experimental multi-instrumentalist Eric Random.
The new 10-track album is out on CD, cassette and limited edition coloured vinyl. The vinyl will be available in one of five colours: white, blue, red, turquoise and spearmint green, randomly packed, with each colour of varying rarity.
Looking ahead to 2021, A Certain Ratio will be continuing their run of unmissable dates with a winter tour, starting in Huddersfield on 3 November, with a show at London’s EartH on 13 November, finishing at Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on 17 November.
ACR NOVEMBER 2021 TOUR DATES
3 Nov 2021 – Huddersfield, The
4 Nov 2021 – Newcastle, St. Dom’s Social Club
5 Nov 2021 – Manchester, Gorilla
6 Nov 2021 – Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, The Sugarmill
7 Nov 2021 – York, The Crescent
9 Nov 2021 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
10 Nov 2021 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
11 Nov 2021 – Brighton, CHALK (formerly The Haunt)
12 Nov 2021 – Bristol, The Exchange
13 Nov 2021 – London, EartH
15 Nov 2021 – Preston, The Ferrett
16 Nov 2021 – Leeds, The Warehouse
17 Nov 2021 – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
An Evening with A Certain Ratio
7pm – ACR live at The Haçienda, The Warehouse Project (2019)
7.45pm – ACR in conversation
8.15pm – ACR perform ACR Loco live
9pm – ACR Soundsystem
10.30pm – ACR:END
Event will be on sale until 5pm BST on Sunday 27 September
Watch the video for ‘Berlin’: https://youtu.be/hpcIlvzRO8U
Watch the video for ‘Yo Yo Gi’: https://youtu.be/pwW0DKsnT-I
Listen to Martin Moscrop discuss ‘Friends Around Us’ for Mute Short Circuit (at Home): https://youtu.be/_PscKeXLv0c
Buy ACR Loco – https://mute.ffm.to/ACRLOCO
“…pioneering groove alchemists” – THE QUIETUS “Cult punk funkateers” – UNCUT
“… mould-breakers” – MOJO “… pioneering, criminally overlooked” – ELECTRONIC SOUND
A Certain Ratio + Mute = Good Together