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Label: Lower Third
Release Date: 29th March
This makes me want to go to an indie disco, I feel like I'm old enough to know better but these sharp guitars, shout-a-long choruses and rolling rhythms are made for those stinky pits.
Liverpool-based four piece; Courting return with the first act from their upcoming sophomore album, 'New Last Name' set for release on the 29th of March 2024 via Lower Third.
The announcement is going live at 18:00 next Wednesday, with a 6Music radio premiere of the first single ‘Throw’ w/ Huw Stephens.
The new album came together as a play, even though the band admits that 'New Last Name' isn’t really a play...
Whilst it IS tied together by a narrative thread – it’s actually a collection of their most contained pop songs, and strangest experiments sat side by side. 'New Last Name' is unrestrained and chaotic, and at the same time more focused and detail-oriented than anything Courting have done before. It’s a study in contradictions, and it’s the best damn play south of the north pole.
Brimming with nuance and pop culture references, the only constant is that the Liverpool gang maintains their irrepressible sense of abandon.
“We’d spent our last album campaign giving ourselves a fresh slate,” explains vocalist Sean Murphy-O’Neill. “That whole record to me in hindsight felt like we had a chance to get rid of any misconceptions about us and present ourselves as an interesting band. On ‘New Last Name’, we’re moving past that, we just want to make something really special.” In a strange way this album is the band’s true introduction, or they confidently put it, “It’s all hits.”