AUGUSTINES ANNOUNCE ‘NOW YOU ARE FREE’ SINGLE FOR APRIL 28th
NEW WALKABOUT VIDEO BLOG FROM LONDON
With a UK headline tour in sight throughout April and May and a new album full of fantastic songs to play to fans for the first time, Augustines have announced that their new single ‘Now You Are Free’ will be released on April 28th via Votiv/Caroline International.
The track itself, taken from their new album ‘Augustines’ is “about ghosts and hope, and driving from someplace that has been holding you back for far too long,” explains singer Billy McCarthy. “Sometimes we need to lighten the load we carry inside, remove layers and sit with just ourselves no matter how hard we hate it. And sometimes a ship must cast cargo in the sea to survive storms or the ship, no matter how brave will perish in tall waves.”
The lyrics to ‘Now You Are Free’ were written on the Northern Coast above San Francisco by McCarthy as he cruised up the coastline by motorbike on an epic journey that spanned over thousands of miles. With so much to take in between Africa to Alaska, Augustines’ new album was defined by this journey and a catalyst for the ‘Walkabout Tour’ that will arrive in the UK on April 10th.
The band have released a Walkabout Tour video blog today from their previous trip to London in January this year. Look out for more from the road soon.
Their heart-warming live shows will return to the UK for their ‘Walkabout Tour’ at the dates below. Tickets are available now from the bands’ website http://po.st/WalkaboutUK .
10th April – Leeds, Cockpit
11th April – Glasgow, Arches
12th April – Newcastle, Sage 2
14th April – London, Koko SOLD OUT
16th April – Manchester, Academy 2
17th April – Bristol, Trinity
10th May – Sheffield, Plug
11th May – Nottingham, Rescue rooms
12th May – Oxford, O2 Academy
14th May – Liverpool, East village arts club
15th May – Edinburgh, Liquid room
16th May – Birmingham, Institute
“One of the great rock records of recent years.” – Drowned in Sound
“Damn near perfect…one of the best albums of the year.” – Classic Rock
“Stadium-sized ambitions.” – The Sun
“Augustines is a physical manifestation of hope and positivity, of pure triumph in the face of adversity.” – The Telegraph
Augustines are: Billy McCarthy – vox/guitar, Eric Sanderson, bass, vocals/keys and Rob Allen on drums.