Fresh from the tour with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Augustines announce details of their forthcoming third album, This Is Your Life which will be released on June 10th via Caroline / PIAS. Coinciding with this news, they stream the new single When Things Fall Apart.
When Things Fall Apart sees the band head in a poppier direction with a heavy use of synths and an instantly catchy chorus. It has a bit of a Queen vibe to it (Radio Gaga). This is definitely unlike any Augustines song you may have heard until now.
Augustines headed to a Los Angeles studio in November 2015 to work on the songs that would become their third long player. The album was recorded in New Orleans and Los Angeles with long-time associate Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Frightened Rabbit). The album includes recently released single Are We Alive and live favourite Landmine.
This Is Your Life Tracklisting:
1. Are We Alive
2. When Things Fall Apart
3. The Forgotten Way
4. Running In Place (feat. Pape & Cheikh)
5. May You Keep Well (feat. Pape & Cheikh)
7. Hold Me Loneliness
8. No Need To Explain
9. This Is Your Life
10. Days Roll By
Augustines were born from the ashes of Pela, the former band of Billy McCarthy and multi-instrumentalist Eric Sanderson. With the duo now joined by drummer Rob Allen, the band released their debut, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, which dealt mostly with the suicide of McCarthy’s brother and his schizophrenic mother. The band would soon tour the world and became famous for their frantic live shows. Their sophomore self-titled album followed in 2014.
Augustines will play a run of festival shows across the UK and Europe this summer. A more extensive tour is planned for later in the year. Watch this space for further details. Confirmed dates can be found below.
To get an exclusive ticket presale code, pre-order the album through the Augustines webstore before May 3rd here. The presale starts on May 4th 9 AM GMT. General sale starts on May 6th.
Stream: Augustines – When Things Fall Apart
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