Lankum have announced details of a new album due out towards the end of next month along with some tour dates.
“The Livelong Day” is due to be out on 25 October this year on Rough Trade Records and will feature their interpretation of ‘The Wild Rover’.
Director Ellius Grace explains the thinking behind the video; “I wanted to visualise the mythical Irish landscape in the video, to respond to the feeling of ancient Ireland that the track conveys so strongly. The video is an ominous journey through a landscape that is coming alive, a dark trip into the mythical unknown. Void of people and living things, the flora begins to take over, morphing and stretching our view as we travel. I took inspiration from folk horror. Rocks and textures stretch and flex at first imperceptibly, and then get out of control and take over. For colour grading, I looked to classic depictions and paintings of the Irish landscape. I wanted to channel these very deliberate visions of the countryside as a place of both beauty and darkly storied unknown, steeped in our nation’s folklore.”
The album was recorded and produced by John ‘Spud’ Murphy in the Meadow and Guerrilla Sounds studio over the past year.
“The Livelong Day” is out on Rough Trade Records on 25 October 2019.
Oct 18 – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick
Oct 19 – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Oct 24 – Empire Music Hall, Belfast
Oct 25 – Vicar Street, Dublin – SOLD OUT
Nov 13 – Bullingdon Arms, Oxford
Nov 14 – Brudenell, Leeds
Nov 16 – Stereo, Glasgow
Nov 17 – Band On The Wall, Manchester
Nov 18 – Fiddlers, Bristol
Nov 19t – Komedia, Brighton
Nov 20 – Hare & Hounds, Birminghaam
Nov 21 – Tufnell Park Dome, London
Nov 26 – Merleyn, Nijmegen
Nov 27 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
Nov 29 – Alice, Copenhagen
Nov 30 – Muziekpublique, Brussels
2020 tour date:
Jan 4 – Vicar Street, Dublin