With their anticipated debut album release just over a month away, Slum Sociable today announce national tour dates and share an exquisite, stripped back version of ‘Castle’ with fans.
The Castle Tour, slated for December, will see the band playing some of their biggest rooms to date across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart. The shows will be supported by rising stars Teischa and Crooked Letter.
“This whole album was written in Cregan’s (Ed’s) bedroom over the last three years, and to think that we’re going to be playing some pretty massive rooms around Australia because of that is insane. So yeah, dream come true kinda shit right here.
“We’ve worked really hard on the live show for this tour and can’t wait to play these songs live for the first time. Thanks for being part of this journey.” – Slum Sociable
The announcement of the tour dates is accompanied by a stripped back version of current single ‘Castle’. The video was filmed in Ed’s living room by a close friend and sees the song pared right back to a piano and Miller’s celestial, melancholic vocals.
WATCH THE STRIKING PIANO VERSION OF ‘CASTLE’ HERE
“Castle is a song about the walls people put up around themselves, for whatever reasons, and about trying to break through them with the intent to help.”
Featuring both ‘Castle’ and earlier single ‘Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times’, Slum Sociable – the album – is due for release on November 24. The band’s debut full-length offering is a confident and ambitious musical statement that takes the vibrant groundwork laid on 2015’s TQ EP and builds a far-reaching new estate. Recorded between Melbourne and London with esteemed producers Russell Fawcus (The Temper Trap) and Rich Cooper (Mystery Jets), and mixed by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Cut Copy, Gnarls Barkley), the album sees the duo bringing their musical vision into full existence. It’s an innovative and immersive record, where layered melodies are soaked with colour and mood and vibrant soundscapes expand upon each listen, with the groove (in true Slum Sociable style) always the priority.
Tickets for Slum Sociable’s album tour are on sale now via slum-sociable.com.