London-based progressive, psychedelic rockers Messenger have signed to InsideOutMusic for the release of their forthcoming second album 'Threnodies' due on April 22nd, 2016. They had this to say about the signing and new album:
"We're very excited about our new journey with InsideOut and we hope that this new venture will take the band to the next level. Our new album 'Threnodies' was written and recorded over three months at Orgone Studios in London with our drummer Jaime Gomez Arellano handling the production and engineering duties. We like to think of it as an evolution of our first release 'Illusory Blues'. We went to places we haven't been before, while still keeping our identity. It's a modern day mix of progressive rock, hard rock and psychedelia."
The 5-piece band released their debut album 'Illusory Blues' in 2014 to much acclaim, with the band winning the 'Limelight' award at the Progressive Music Awards that year, and being nominated for Best New Band at the Classic Rock Awards in 2015. Q Magazine called their debut "an intriguing and impressive first album", while The Guardian said "they straddle the supermassive black hole between prog and folk."
Messenger will be hitting the road in advance of the new album's release, with the band joining Finnish rockers Von Hertzen Brothers on their UK tour in March. The full list of dates is below:
17th March - Waterfront, Norwich
18th March - Brooklyn Bowl, London
20th March - Academy 3, Manchester
22nd March - The Duchess, York
23rd March - Oobleck, Birmingham
24th March - The Fleece, Bristol
Khaled Lowe: Guitars/Vocals
Jaime Gomez Arellano: Drums/Percussion
Barnaby Maddick: Guitars/Vocals
Dan Knight: Guitars/Keyboards
James Leach: Bass
Look out for more information on the album in the coming weeks.
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