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Langkamer Announce Third Album “Langzamer” Due 16th October via Breakfast Records & Share New Lead Single “Richard E Grant” | Single Feature

June 18, 2024
AJ Stark

Langkamer Announce New Album “Langzamer”

Third Album Due 16th October via Breakfast Records

Share Lead Single “Richard E Grant”

Everyones favourites Langkamer are back! Today they share news of their third LP in as many years and a UK headline run this November.

Bristol slacker-rock quartet Langkamer announce details of their new album Langzamer, and share new lead single ‘Richard E Grant’ which is out now via Breakfast Records ahead of the album release which will be out 16th October.

Offering a bittersweet meditation on loss,  Langkamer takes their heart-on-sleeve slacker rock to new heights on ‘Richard E Grant’. Propelled by a percussive one-two punch of guitar and bass, and buoyed throughout with rousing synth lines, the track bristles with uncertainty and disquiet, never quite illuminating the meaning of its symbolic protagonist or the heartache bubbling underneath. 

Recorded at Falmouth’s The Cornish Bank with Ben Woods (of The Golden Dregs), ‘Richard E Grant’ is also the first teaser of upcoming album Langzamer, in which the band, seasoned by three years of frenetic writing and recording, and afflicted by great personal loss, move to tackle some of life’s weighter issues, namely Death and God. 

Offering more on the track,  drummer/lead vocalist Josh Jarman notes: “This is a song about grief, in the short term and the long term. It’s about finding healthy coping strategies to deal with loss.”

The new single “Richard E. Grant” compels from the get-go as the audience falls into this embracement of Langkamer‘s gritty tonality and dominant percussive shuffles. The melody of this arrangement amplifies this striking appeal, a distinct euphony can be felt in the movement of this voyage, the melody just dazzles whilst this vast contrast emerges in the heartfelt lyrics.

Sonically the new material sounds more focused and more powerful, whilst still retaining the charm of Langkamer. The single is awash with this heavy melancholic influence which resonates with the lyrical direction and the brooding harmonies, all whilst the complex instrumentation meanders through this dynamic and robust journey. That journey mirrors the lyrics and the theme of grief explored throughout the voyage, a track that gets bigger as time passes, turning to brighter inflictions. This raucous ensemble is filled with hooks and soon solidifies itself as essential, a track that anyone can gravitate toward and embrace in all its tender glory.

Langkamer delivers a track that captures the outfit’s natural progression and ability to drop guarded boundaries and utilise the use of emotion throughout their vision. Sincere and sonically belting.

Distinguished by a prolific recording output – the past three years alone have garnered 3 albums, an EP, plus a string of standalone singles – Langkamer have also released collaborations with the likes of Willie J Healey, Fenne Lily and Clara Mann, and now, The Golden Dregs. Prodigiously gigging during that time too, the quartet have played sold-out rooms across the UK and Europe,  as well as playing support slots for Mystery Jets, Jeffrey Lewis, The Wave Pictures, Juan Waters, Ratboys and Opus Kink.

The news of Langkamer’s latest record comes following press and radio support from the likes of  Uncut, Brooklyn Vegan, BBC Radio 6Music (Huw Stevens, Mark Radcliffe, Steve Lamacq, and Tom Robinson), Radio X (John Kennedy), So YoungRough Trade Counter Culture, BlogothequeMorning Star, Wax Music and Clunk.

Tracklisting:

Heart of Tin

Aberfan

Movement

Richard E Grant

Salvation XL

Taking Stones to Joe’s House

Double Island

At The Lake ft. The Golden Dregs

Flight

Bluff

Summer Festival Dates:

20 JULY,  Bristol Harbour Fest

20 JULY,  Trowbridge Festival 

25 AUGUST –Chester Loud & Local, Alexander’s

Headline Tour Dates:

8 NOV //  London, Paper Dress Vintage

9 NOV //  Ipswich,  The Smokehouse 

13 NOV //  Manchester, Gullivers

14 NOV // Glasgow, The Flying Duck 

15 NOV // Edinburgh, Leith Depot 

16 NOV //  Sheffield, Delicious Clam 

20 NOV // Exeter, The Cavern 

21 NOV // Falmouth, The Cornish Bank 

22 NOV // Bristol, Strange Brew

https://langkamer.bandcamp.com/album/langzamer

https://breakfastrecords.bandcamp.com

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