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Share New Track, $ouls in the City Part 2 + ACR:EPR


$OULS IN THE CITY PART 2 TAKEN FROM ACR:EPR – THE FINAL RELEASE IN A TRILOGY OF EPs – OUT 13 AUGUST 2021

FESTIVAL DATES AND TOURING THROUGHOUT 2021

TRIBUTE TO DENISE JOHNSON AT GORILLA, MANCHESTER 31 JULY

A Certain Ratio launch the final EP in a trilogy of releases, ACR:EPR, out on 13 August 2021 on limited edition storm grey vinyl and download: https://mute.ffm.to/acrepr

The band explain that EPs have been important to them “…since our 1981 ‘Do The Du (Casse)‘ EP on Factory US in 1981, and of course the ‘Four to the Floor’ EP which we released on A&M in 1990 – both incredibly important to us and we hold the format dear to our heart.”

Listen to ‘$ouls in The City Part 2’ here:

ACR explain, “Part 2 was inspired partially by ‘Summon The Fire’ by The Comet is Coming – Tony leads, riffing away with that big dirty tenor sax sound. Part 1 is a laid back 82 bpm, and we doubled the tempo for Part 2. Once we’d mixed the song, we decided to put Part 2 first, for us that nailed it. The version you hear is not the way it was originally recorded; it now starts off at a frantic pace and then becomes a more relaxed groove.”

This new EP – where “anything goes!” – saw the band enter the studio with no preconceived ideas of what was expected from them. Each of the songs from the EP, apart from ‘Big Boy Pants’ which began life the same time as ACR:EPA, were written from scratch, recorded and mixed over two weekends in November and December 2020.

ACR:EPR Tracklisting

$ouls in The City – Part 2 & Part 1

Night People

Big Boy Pants

Downtime Vibes

The first two EPs in the series paid tribute to Denise Johnson – ACR:EPA compiles their last recordings together before her untimely passing – and Andrew Weatherall – ACR:EPC is dedicated to him and the art of collaboration.

A Certain Ratio will celebrate Denise Johnson’s life with a special event on 31 July at Gorilla, Manchester – featuring performances from the band as well as New Order’s Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham and more – before embarking on a series of festivals. Later this year the band will continue 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 LIVE – 2021/2022

31 July – Remembering Denise Johnson, Gorilla, Manchester

19-22 Aug – We Out Here Festival, Cambridgeshire

3 Sep – Wide Awake Festival, Brockwell Park, London

3 Nov – Huddersfield, The Parish*
4 Nov – Newcastle, St. Dom’s Social Club*
5 Nov – Manchester, Gorilla*
6 Nov – Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, The Sugarmill*
7 Nov – York, The Crescent*
9 Nov – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds*
10 Nov – Southampton, Engine Rooms*
11 Nov – Brighton, CHALK (formerly The Haunt) *
12 Nov – Bristol, The Exchange*
13 Nov – London, EartH*
15 Nov – Preston, The Ferrett*
16 Nov – Leeds, The Warehouse*
17 Nov – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut*

7-9 Jan 2022 – Bognor Regis, Rockaway Beach Festival

16 April 2022 – Futurama Festival, Liverpool

*with support from The Emperor Machine

Pre-order ACR:EPR: https://mute.ffm.to/acrepr

Listen to / buy ACR:EPC: https://mute.ffm.to/acrepc

Listen to / buy ACR:EPA, which went to #2 in the Official UK Vinyl Singles Chart and #3 in the Official UK Physical Singles Chart, here: https://mute.ffm.to/acrepa

$ouls in The City Part 2’ video created by Raz Ullah: https://youtu.be/iR9i-k-5djc

ACR Loco – described by Uncut as “their best LP in decades” – was released in 2020.

PRAISE FOR ACR LOCO

“ACR Loco is riotous, life affirming and bristling with energy” – ELECTRONIC SOUND

“A Certain Ratio found a powerful formula: paying heed to where they came from while keeping the door open for more all night parties in their future.” – PITCHFORK

“A gloriously heady mix evoking the ecstatic spirit of a chemical haze” – METRO

“…a distillation of the group’s entire career, a blend of funk, electro, indie guitar post-punk, acid house, rave-on Madchester and more…a serious party album.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

“…pioneering groove alchemists” – THE QUIETUS         “Cult punk funkateers” – UNCUT

“… mould-breakers” – MOJO     “… pioneering, criminally overlooked” – ELECTRONIC SOUND

“I still think ACR are one of this country’s most underrated bands.” – Andrew Weatherall (Jockey Slut, June 2000)

A Certain Ratio + Mute = Good Together

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