Thursday 9 April 2009 at 8:00pm
The Deaf Institute
135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE, United Kingdom
Tel: 0161 276 9350
My Latest Novel
Scottish quintet My Latest Novel return in May with 'Deaths and Entrances', the incredible follow-up to debut album 'Wolves' which was released in 2006 to huge critical acclaim and went on to sell 10,000 copies in the UK. '‘Deaths and Entrances' has been very much a labour of love for My Latest Novel who spent more than two years holed up in their studio in Greenock cultivating a sound that would bring forth a new era for the band.
From the opening bars of the first track its clear that this is a band that have evolved and matured significantly since the release of their beguiling debut. Whilst retaining many of the elements which made them so special first time round, My Latest Novel have become a far bolder and more confident outfit, developing a much fuller and more powerful sound in the three years since the release of 'Wolves'.
It’s hard to imagine a band with more musical ideas than My Latest Novel. 'Deaths and Entrances' consistently displays a remarkable inventiveness and artistry – breathtaking melodies, gorgeous harmonies, over-lapping vocals, sweeping arrangements, songs veering off on unusual tangents… And as lyricists, My Latest Novel truly live up to their name, easily matching their musical genius with their literary prowess.
Reviews of 'Wolves':
"More than just the new Arcade Fire… it rewards multiple visits" - NME (9/10)
"Lilting, literate and melodramatic mix of folk, post-rock, country pop and choral chants… 'Wolves' asserts a compellingly strident kind of singularity. Interesting and unusual" - The Independent (4/5)
"Takes the moody experimental rock of Mogwai and gives it the orchestral scope of the songs on Sufjan Stevens’ Illinoise… The Inverclyde Arcade Fire have made an auspicious start" - Word
"An eerily beautiful set steeped in folkish melancholy and bucolic dreaminess. Taking notes from Chemikal Underground’s golden years, it’s an accomplished, beguiling effort that’s worth keeping on repeat" - Observer Music Monthly (4/5)
"Romantic boho-rock bravado from Greenock quintet… My Latest Novel inject their indie pop frame with a swarthy melodrama" - MOJO (4/5)
+ Young British Artists
Online tickets: http://www.ticketline.co.uk/tickets/13233492/my-latest-novel/manchester-deaf-institute/2009-04-09
Offline tickets available from Picadilly Records and The Deaf Institute
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=57094798086
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