6/30/2016

Ed Harcourt announces new album 'Furnaces' produced by Flood

ED HARCOURT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
FURNACES OUT AUGUST, 19TH ON POLYDOR

HEAR TWO NEW TRACKS FROM THE RECORD TODAY
AVAILABLE FOR INSTANT GRAT DOWNLOAD WITH PRE-ORDER
Recently signed to Polydor, Ed Harcourt returns with his seventh album Furnaces (out August 19th 2016), the most ambitious and abrasive album of his career. The album was produced by legendary producer Flood, a long-time ally of Ed, who has previously worked with the likes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey, Warpaint, Nine Inch Nails and Foals.

This past Sunday evening, the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show premiered “Dionysus” - the first taste from Furnaces. The gnarled track is available now, alongside the apocalyptic paean “The World is on Fire”. Both tracks will

Stream “Dionysus” and “The World is on Fire

Furnaces is an album that, for all its fire and brimstone, is also euphoric and celebratory. “I wanted to make a record that people can cry, f**k and fight to” says Ed. “I don’t think there are many records out like that at the moment, but all my favourite records have that, whether it’s Prince or Nine Inch Nails. I hadn’t made a record before that has this kind of danger to it.”

Fittingly, the album’s artwork was created by the legendary Gonzo artist and Hunter S Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman. “It’s a dream come true,” says Ed.
Throughout the album Ed plays guitar, bass, drums, piano, synths and assortment of other trinkets - often playing everything you hear! On some tracks, he was joined by his dream line-up: drummer Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, bassist Tom Herbert of The Invisible & Polar Bear, vocalist Hannah Lou Clark, and percussionist Michael Blair, a frequent Tom Waits collaborator.

Ed Harcourt has enjoyed a truly unique career as a songwriter, producer and musician. Recently, he’s played piano at major festivals with the Libertines, toured as part of Marianne Faithfull‘s band and served as Musical Director for Beck’s Songbook shows at the Barbican.

He has released six critically acclaimed albums to date, and wrote and performed ‘The Way That I Live’, the soundtrack to Burberry’s 2014/15 festive campaign, which has garnered over 25 million views and 1 million streams. Alongside his own output, Ed is a prolific songwriter and producer writing for artists including James Bay and Paloma Faith; and producing for Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Kathryn Williams.


Furnaces Full Tracklisting:

  1. Intro
  2. The World Is On Fire
  3. Loup Garou
  4. Furnaces
  5. Occupational Hazard
  6. Nothing But A Bad Trip
  7. You Give Me More Than Love
  8. Dionysus
  9. There Is A Light Below
  10. Last Of Your Kind
  11. Immoral
  12. Antartica

Pre-order: http://po.st/9AkM7H (including "Dionysus" and "The World Is On Fire" instant grats)

In June Ed plays two headline shows in the UK at the Deaf Institute in Manchester on the 29th and The Borderline in London on the 30th, and he has been added to the Carole King show in Hyde Park July 4th. Upcoming tour dates below.


Upcoming Tour Dates:

JUNE
29 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute (SOLD OUT)
30 - London, UK - The Borderline (SOLD OUT)

JULY
03 - London, UK - Hyde Park w/ Carole King
24 - North Yorkshire, UK - Deer Shed Festival

SEPTEMBER
21 - London, UK - Village Underground (Tickets on sale Friday, July 8th)

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