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The third preview of their forthcoming album, Strange Discipline, set for release September 15th via PIAS, today, Nation Of Language return with Stumbling Still – an explosive preview of the frenetic energy and intense mixture of feelings that can be found on the album. 

Produced by Nick Millheiser, and recorded in his East Williamsburg studio, the single sees the band consider the creative choices that they see as most compelling to perform on stage, for the first time. ‘Stumbling Still’ includes more live drums, guitar and shoegaze influence in their tracks than ever before, allowing the band to expand their new wave, post-punk-inspired sound with a newfound passion.

Having recently been named one of the most anticipated albums of the summer by Pitchfork, Strange Discipline is a ten-song collection of tracks connected through ideas of devotion, infatuation and overwhelming obsession that is presented as the ideal soundtrack for long city walks. 

Ahead of Pitchfork Festival, Primavera Sound, Outside Lands and over 60 more US, UK and EU dates, Nation Of Language are now beginning to debut their new tracks live. Tonight, the band headline LA’s Fonda Theatre, before two sold-out stops in Seattle this week, each coming with support from Reggie Watts. 

Nation of Language UK and EU dates

  • 11/6 – Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret
  • 14/6 – London, UK – KOKO
  • 16/6 – Glasgow, UK – QMU
  • 18/6 – Lido di Camaiore, IT – La Prima Estate 
  • 21/7 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
  • 3/8 – Haldern, DE – Haldern Pop
  • 4/8 – Diepholz, DE – Appletree Garden
  • 5/8 – Katowice, PL – OFF Festival
  • 15/9 – Berlin, DE – Kesselhaus
  • 16/9 – Hamburg, DE – Uebel & Gefährlich
  • 17/9 – Malmo, SE – Plan B
  • 18/9 – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
  • 20/9 – Kӧln, DE – Gebäude9
  • 21/9 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
  • 22/9 – Brussels, BE – Orangerie
  • 23/9 – Paris, FR – Trabendo
  • 25/9 – Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix
  • 28/9 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
  • 29/9 – Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
  • 30/9 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
  • 4/10 – Manchester, UK – New Century
  • 5/10 – Leeds, UK – Stylus
  • 6/10 – Sheffield, UK – Foundry
  • 7/10 – Newcastle, UK – Boiler Shop
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Katie Macbeth

katie macbeth

Katie Macbeth is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Manchester, presenter of @drunktankthink, and post punk enthusiast.



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