Following the success of 2015’s album, “Disquiet”, Therapy? announce a special edition EP release of “Tides” in time for their latest UK tour dates.
‘Tides’ is the third single taken from “Disquiet”, and will be released as a limited edition CD, featuring two exclusive new B-sides – ‘Smile or Die’ and ‘Slippies’, and a remix of ‘Insecurity’ by industrial/electro producer Pitchphase.
Produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood / Band of Skulls / Turbowolf) and released by Amazing Record Co., “Disquiet” achieved great critical acclaim, featuring in the Albums of the Year lists for the likes of Metalhammer, Terrorizer and Team Rock, as well as being hugely popular with fans, who declared it a worthy successor to 1994’s iconic “Troublegum”.
On writing “Tides”, frontman Andy Cairns says:
“When I lived in Dun Laoghaire in Ireland I used to live near the harbour, and some nights I’d stay up all night to try to get inspiration for songs and I often ended up going down to the pier and just looking out at the waves. Later on I found out that Samuel Beckett used to get a great deal of influence from that as well… I took that low point in my life and how I managed to dig myself out of it as an inspiration.”
“Originally Tides was written kinda like Die Laughing or Nowhere off Troublegum, with a catchy Husker Di-influenced chorus, but we took a bit of influence from bands like My Bloody Valentine with the brief section of warped guitar.”
Outsiders from day one, Therapy? have drawn upon the attendant feelings of alienation, frustration and dislocation for strength and inspiration across their remarkable 26 year career, crafting a dark, idiosyncratic world view which has garnered the group a reputation as one of the most uncompromising, creative and individualistic bands of their generation.
The tightly wound punk-metal of 1994’s “Troublegum” propelled Therapy? into the UK Top 5, sold one million copies worldwide and spawned no less than five Top 40 singles, landing the band a Mercury Music Prize nomination in the process. “Disquiet” extends this proud legacy, and finds the trio of vocalist/guitarist Andy Cairns, bassist Michael McKeegan and drummer Neil Cooper in incendiary form.
“Tides” is out on 15th April, and will be available from all usual digital stores.
The limited edition CD will be available at all dates on the band’s UK tour, and from the Amazing Record Co. website – amazingrecordco.com
Infernal Love + more 2016 UK Tour dates:
Thurs 18th Feb – Thekla, Bristol
Fri 19th Feb – The Globe, Cardiff
Sat 20th Feb – The Engine Room, Southampton
Thurs 25th Feb – The Plug, Sheffield
Fri 26th Feb – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Sat 27th Feb – Northumbria Student Union, Newcastle
Wed 2nd March – The Little Civic, Wolverhampton
Thurs 3rd March – The Wardrobe, Leeds
Fri 4th March – O2 Academy 2, Manchester
Fri 11th March – Sugarmill, Stoke
Sat 12th March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Tour support comes from The Membranes.