JAMIE LENMAN announces a brand new, double a sided single which will be available digitally June 8th, and limited marble blue 7″ through pre-order (from June 7th, released July 27th) at BSM
The tracks are ‘Long Gone’ featuring Justine Jones from
Employed To Serve and ‘Irrelevant’ featuring (and co-produced by) Andrew Groves from Arcane Roots
JAMIE LENMAN can today reveal two brand new singles, as part of a very limited double A side 7″ vinyl, BOTH featuring very special guest stars. The tracks ‘Irrelevant’ featuring Andrew Groves from Arcane Roots and ‘Long Gone’ featuring Justine Jones from Employed To Serve, will be part of a very limited (500) blue marble vinyl release through Big Scary Monsters, and be available on all digital platforms to stream and purchase from June 8th. Release date for the vinyl is July 27th.
‘Irrelevant’ was recently premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show, with Daniel P Carter, and ‘Long Gone’ by Annie Mac on Radio 1.
The limited vinyl can be pre ordered from June 7th – HERE
From JAMIE LENMAN on ‘Long Gone’ – “This track is heavier than anything on (recent album) ‘Devolver’ but is still got that big chorus and it was made by the same people so it feels of a piece. It’s about the dangers of nostalgia and being careful what you wish for, which is a theme that’s present on the record also. Even though it’s quite aggressive it still sounds quite bouncy and summer-y to me, perfect for belting out at the festivals! I met Justine when we had Employed To Serve at Lenmania last year, we did a song together and it was awesome. I thought it’d be great to get her on record and the verses on this track seemed like a perfect fit – she just let it rip with no warm up and blew our faces off! Plus she’s a local girl so she gets all my references. If I drop Woking Peacocks Centre into the convo she knows where I’m at.”
And on ‘Irrelevant’ – “This track is a re-working of the last track on my album ‘Devolver’, about trying to get rid of the ego and any haughty ideas you might have about yourself as someone or something important. Really it’s about death and being ready for that, you know – you come from nothing, you go into nothing, and that’s fine. I had an idea that it would make a really nice quiet ballad – but when I demoed it, it sounded so much like Arcane Roots that I thought why not just get Andrew (Groves) to do it. We’d been friends for a long time and we’d just been on tour in Europe together so it made a lot of sense. He brought all his synth toys to bear on it and added those brilliant high vocals, I really love it. It was Andy’s idea to bring in producer Chris Coulter which was fantastic because in addition to being Arcane Roots’ producer and my live guitarist for two years, he’s also a great friend of both of ours, so that was a really fun happy day we spent in the studio, trying bits out and pulling it all together.”
These brand new tracks come off the back of a huge couple of years for JAMIE LENMAN, with the release of his recent 2nd album ‘Devolver’ and his very own, sold out London festival ‘Lenmania’ last Christmas. Jamie has also toured the UK twice, toured Europe with Arcane Roots, had Radio 1 premiers and Rockest Records with Annie Mac and The Radio 1 Rock Show and been praised by everyone from Kerrang! Magazine to Music Week, Metal Hammer to Q Magazine.
Live wise, JAMIE LENMAN will be at Download Festival next weekend, as well as at Reeperbahn (Germany), 2000trees, ArcTanGent festivals and more accross the summer.
ALL confirmed and announced JAMIE LENMAN dates:
10th June – Download Festival
13th July – 2000trees Festival
21st July – Tramlines Fringe
16th Aug – ArcTanGent Festival
8th Sep – Rocked Up Hootenanny