Hailing from Essex, England, Morning Parade release their long-anticipated self-titled debut album today, June 19th as well as announce tour dates supporting Civil Twilight this August in North America (full listing below).
The band is already causing waves of anticipation with the release of their debut single, “Headlights” which is gaining swift momentum at alternative radio across the U.S. and now in rotation at mtvU and Palladia. In addition the band has had six spectacular shows at SXSW, live dates as special guests of The Kooks in March, touring with Walk the Moon this June, and premiered their video on RollingStone.com.
Heavily tipped at the beginning of 2011, Morning Parade side-stepped the hype-trap which many a new band has fallen into by rushing out a quick debut album and instead took their time to write the album they wanted to make whilst building a solid and loyal fanbase all across Europe.
The result is a breathtaking statement of intent, demonstrating a depth of lyric and song writing which has become increasingly rare amongst many contemporary artists. It is a purposeful, heartfelt and honest collection of songs:
From the bristling and driving rhythms of “Us and Ourselves” to the feel good anthem “Under the Stars”, the album takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, meandering between different textures and dynamics. The rousing no-holds barred rock’n’roll of “Blue Winter” and “Headlights” pack a considerable punch as album openers while the delicate ode to unrequited love that is “Monday Morning” juxtaposes with the life-affirming show-stopper “Born Alone.”
Recorded with acclaimed producer David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything), the self-titled debut album will be available physically and digitally across the U.S.
2011 saw the band selling out UK and European headline tours, playing to packed out tents at V Festival, touring with the likes of 30 Seconds to Mars, The Wombats andThe Kooks, supporting Biffy Clyro at Ibiza Rocks and sharing a stage with Coldplay at Rock am Ring.
Supporting Civil Twilight:
8/17 Houston, TX Studio Warehouse
8/18 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
8/21 Bakersfield, CA KRAB Radio Festival*
8/23 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
8/25 Seattle, WA KNDD Radio Festival*
8/27 Sacramento, CA Harlows
8/28 San Francisco, CA Independent
8/31 Portland, OR Doug Fir
9/1 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Club
*Radio shows not with Civil Twilight