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Synth-pop duo April Towers share new single taken from upcoming debut album + UK live dates

June 9, 2018

APRIL TOWERS

HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘ONE NIGHT’  

DEBUT ALBUM ‘CERTIFIED FREAKY’ OUT ON 29 JUNE ON FINE FREQUENCY SOUNDS

LIVE DATES AND FESTIVALS CONFIRMED – LONDON HEADLINE SHOW AT OSLO ON 21 SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

An impeccable piece of artful synth pop akin to early Pet Shop Boys or even contemporaries such as CHVRCHES.” Clash
“There’s hints of post-punk and darkwave bubbling in the mix, but instead of being a morbid affair, it offers the listener a distinctive take and a more joyful sound.” Electronic North
“Upbeat vocal melodies, glistening synth runs and pounding four-to-the-floor rhythm that belies an astutely dark lyricism” Born Music Online
A shimmering, infectious slice of synthetic pop encased in luscious snappy soundscapes with a delicious melody iced on top” Indie Buddie
An elevating synth earworm that will energize all your senses and all your limbs.” Turn Up The Volume
“Quality electronic pop” Move To Trash
An unashamed banger” Sticky Fingers Ltd.
“Impeccable synth-pop” The Book of Lies

Nottingham duo April Towers release their debut album ‘Certified Freaky‘ on the 29th June on Full Frequency Sonics/Republic of Music.

Following the release of first single ‘Tel Aviv’, the duo have now shared ‘One Night’, another example of their infectious indie synth-pop sound.

April Towers have also announced a string of dates in the UK (a few of which had to be postponed due to illness). The rescheduled dates include a headline show at Oslo, London on 21st September:

SATURDAY 21ST JULY @ DEERSTOCK FESTIVAL
THURSDAY 26TH JULY @ Y NOT FESTIVAL
TUESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER @ SOUND FOOD AND DRINK – LIVERPOOL
WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER @ LENDING ROOM – LEEDS
FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER @ OSLO – LONDON
SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER @ THE LANES – BRISTOL
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER @RESCUE ROOMS – NOTTINGHAM

Recorded at Soho’s legendary Dean Street Studios (in the same room David Bowie recorded Diamond Dogs) over the course of last year, the album was co-produced by the band along with respected electronic artist/DJ Ben Pearce, mixed by Nathan Boddy (Gary Numan, Shame, James Blake) and mastered by Geoff Pesche (Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, Pulp) at Abbey Road Studios. The whole album was crowd funded via Pledge Music and the band played a sold out show in their native city of Nottingham last September to commemorate this.

Having played together in other bands previously, the duo of Alex Noble (vocals, guitars & keyboards) and Charlie Burley (production, samples, guitars & keyboards) embarked on their latest project in August 2013 and April Towers were born. A series of 6 singles and EPs culminating in last summer’s ‘Takes One To Know One’ followed suit, one of which (2015’s ‘A Little Bit Of Fear’) earned them a place on the official FIFA 2016 soundtrack. Throughout their existence they’ve been building momentum and working towards ‘Certified Freaky’ in what has been a long but ultimately rewarding process.

Their live set has also developed over time to incorporate live bass, drums and percussion which gives it a more organic and less mechanistic feel while retaining the vibrant energy of a late night in clubland. Since forming, they’ve played numerous festivals both in the UK and Europe and this summer are already scheduled to play Y Not as well as their first ever headline slot at Deerstock in July.

With influences ranging from pioneering artists such as Jon Hopkins, Aphex Twin, LCD Soundsystem and Radiohead and a pop sensibility that recalls the likes of Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and Cut Copy in their prime, April Towers make timeless music with one eye on the present and the other looking far ahead into the future.


Tracklisting for ‘Certified Freaky’:

Takes One To Know One
Modern Psyche
One Night
Tel Aviv
The Last Light
Age Of The Offended
Holding Tight
The Only Way Up Is Down
Do You Listen
Staring Across The Room

 

PRE-ORDER ‘CERTIFIED FREAKY’ HERE

 

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