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Another Sky Announce Autumn 2024 UK Tour – New Album “Beach Day” Out Now via Fiction Records

March 6, 2024
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Another Sky Announce Autumn 2024 UK Tour

New Album Beach Day Out Now via Fiction Records

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Another Sky are excited to announce a run of UK shows for autumn 2024. The tour kicks off in Manchester on 19th September and takes in Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, Southampton, Brighton and London’s Scala on 1st October. Tickets will be available here via artist pre-sale on 7th March and general sale on 8th March. The band will shortly be hitting the road for a run of intimate record store dates to celebrate last week’s release of Beach Daythe new album out via Fiction Records. All live dates are outlined below.

About Beach Day –

At this moment in time for Another Sky, there are maybe three certainties in this life: death, taxes, and rage. White-hot rage that takes you inwards, deeper into yourself, your fears, all the hidden truths you desperately tried to keep quiet while finding yourself.

With the band’s sophomore album Beach Day, that feeling opens a doorway to the most confident, fully formed and forthright version of Another Sky so far.  Frontwoman Catrin Vincent points out the relationship between anger and freedom on this record. “If you don’t move through anger, it’ll calcify into bitterness, and it’s not worth it,” she says, “but it’s about having the freedom to find and feel that anger. How can you move through something you don’t even know is there?”.

The album gave Vincent the opportunity to go more personal than ever – Another Sky has always supported and valued their front-woman’s vulnerability, but here it’s at its rawest. “Wait, why did I do this? Wait, why did I do this in the first place?” Vincent sings in the propulsive, almost euphoric climax of ‘Death of the Author’, one of many tracks on the album wrestling with a lack of control and surrender to the circumstances that great wreckage leave you with, whether you like it or not. The least you can do is make something of the rubble.

That rubble was rebuilt in the crypt of a church for Another Sky: the Covid years saw the band’s former studio flooded, as well as the painful consequences of a personal betrayal for all the band members (“all I had to do was be a good view as I fell from the sky you built for me,” Vincent spits on the explosive and impossibly direct lead single ‘Psychopath’). Both huge blows razed what you could perhaps call the first version of Another Sky to the ground. They needed a new space, and a new perspective, so they called out to their friends to help. “Does anyone know of any community spaces?”, they asked, and a Vicar, an avid Idles fan desperate to help some musicians, answered.

They built the crypt-based studio from scratch, with help from guitarist Jack Gilbert’s builder Dad, where Gilbert produced much of the album himself – costing less and giving the band infinitely more freedom to take back control of their own narrative.

The anger and the fight is real, and it’s everything – but that doesn’t mean it always will be. Hold onto that feeling while it lasts: Another Sky are steadfast and galvanised to make you understand everything that got them here. How they survived. All you have to do is listen.

Live Dates –

6th Mar ch                    Jacaranda, Liverpool

7th Mar ch                    Rough Trade East, London

8th March                    Resident, Brighton

12th March                   Rough Trade, Bristol

18th September            Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

19th September            Manchester, Deaf Insitute

20th September            Sheffield, Yellow Arch Studios

21st September            Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (Community Room)

26th September            Birmingham, Hare & Hounds (Main Room

27th September            Bristol, Strange Brew

28th September            Southampton, The Joiners

29th September            Brighton, Chalk

1st October                   London, Scala

Beach Day Track-Listing

Beach Day

The Pain

A Feeling

Uh Oh!

I Never Had Control

Death Of The Author

Burn The Way

Psychopath

Playground

City Drones

I Caught On Fire

Star Roaming

Swirling Smoke

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