Leeds’ much loved post-punk quartet Post War Glamour Girls have announced details of their third album Swan Songs which will be released on Hide & Seek Records on April 21. The follow up to 2015’s acclaimed Feeling Strange is musically reminiscent of The Pixies and Wild Beasts with vocals evocative of Nick Cave crossed with Mark E. Smith.
The four-piece have spent the last few years building up an impressive body of work, showcasing an innate knack for creating intricately layered and intelligent compositions with an almost theatrical Arcade Fire-like build up.
Tackling themes of stress, anxiety, depression, the class system, religion, war and government, the band decamped to the remote village of Skerray on the North Coast of Scotland with producers Jamie Lockhart and Lee Smith of Greenmount Studios (Pulled Apart By Horses, I Like Trains, Frank Turner, The Vaccines) to disconnect from the world and place themselves entirely in the album recording process for Swan Songs.
With no phone signal, no Wifi and not a lot of anything else to do, the band spent their days playing music for hours on end and their nights sitting round a table cooking for each other, drinking local whiskey and setting the world to rights. This closeness and bond can be felt throughout the album, as James says “This record is the product of the band's dependence on each other in isolation. It is a record of peace, love and understanding”
UK Tour Dates
11/ 2 - Trades Club - Hebden Bridge (COME PLAY WITH ME ALL DAYER)
4/ 3 - The Harley - Sheffield w/ The Wytches (OUTLINES FESTIVAL)
21/ 4- Brudenell Social Club - Leeds (ALBUM LAUNCH)
6/ 5 - Crux – Wakefield
9/ 5 - The Polar Bear – Hull
10/ 5 - Pop Records – Sunderland
11/ 5 - Bar Bloc – Glasgow
12/ 5 - The Cluny – Newcastle
13/ 5 - The Fulford Arms – York
16/ 5 - The Portland Arms – Cambridge
17/ 5 - The Waiting Rooms – London
18/ 5 - The Owl Sanctuary – Norwich
19/ 5 - Sunflower Lounge – Birmingham
20/ 5 - Gullivers - Manchester