We are incredibly excited to announce that Esben and the Witch will return with their new album Wash the Sins Not Only the Face, on January 21st. The Brighton (UK) trio follow up their acclaimed 2011 debut album Violet Cries by transcending ‘second album’ preconceptions, crafting a record that’s bold, confident, expansive and not ‘difficult’ in the slightest. Daniel Copeman of the band says: “We had a clearer idea of what we wanted to achieve on this album, and how we could achieve it. We’re more focused, more confident.”
Premiering the first track taken from the album today, Deathwaltz shows a band that have come of age and that new found confidence certainly shines through. The band also launch a new website today as well as announcing UK and European tour dates that will follow the album’s release, culminating with a headline London Scala show.
Here’s all the facts you should need:
January 21st 2013.
LP (OLE 991-1) – initial run will include a limited edition bonus 7″, tracks to be announced soon.
CD (OLE 991-2) – digipack CD.
Download (OLE 991-6) – iTunes exclusive will include the two tracks from the bonus 7″.
1. Iceland Spar
2. Slow Wave
3. When That Head Splits
6. Yellow Wood
8. Putting Down The Prey
9. The Fall Of Glorieta Mountain
10. Smashed To Pieces In The Still Of The Night
Esben and the Witch on tour:
Thu 07 Feb – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
Fri 08 Feb – Glasgow – School Of Art
Sat 09 Feb – Manchester – Bunker
Fri 15 Feb – Brussels – Botanique
Sat 16 Feb – Munster – Gleiss 22
Sun 17 Feb – Hamburg – Knust
Mon 18 Feb – Berlin – Bi Nuu
Wed 20 Feb – Munich – 59to1
Thu 21 Feb – Zürich – Rote Fabrik
Fri 22 Feb – Cologne – Gebaude 9
Sat 23 Feb – Utrecht – Tivoli Oudegracht Spiegelbar
Tue 26 Feb – London – Scala
Esben and the Witch, by Jonathan Hyde. (l-r):
Daniel Copeman: guitar, bass, drums, percussion, synth
Thomas Fisher: guitar, percussion, synth
Rachel Davies: vocals, bass, guitar, drums