Friday, October 28, 2016

Listen :: The Orwells announce new album & UK dates as they share new track

Words: Sam Geary

It's been fairly quiet on The Orwells front of late, but now the Chicago quintet have announced their third studio album ‘Terrible Human Beings’, as well as revealing the first single from the record.

‘Terrible Human Beings’ is due for release on February 17 2017.
Recorded over the course of a month at Chicago’s Electrical Audio, the record was produced by Jim Abbiss (Artic Monkeys, Adele), with whom The Orwells had worked on a couple of 'Disgraceland'’s best tunes. Of the recording process, guitarist Matt O’Keefe says,“The Pixies were an obsession when we were writing this album. I think that’s where a lot of trying to make the songs and the guitar parts very simple was coming from, because the Pixies are kings of that. We’ve always been a simple band, but this time it was about trying to keep everything straightforward, nothing flashy.”

Alongside the announcement, The Orwells share new song and video, 'They Put A Body In The Bayou'. The video features the band acting as secret service to a degenerate politician.

The band will also play two shows in the UK next month: The Wardrobe in Leeds on November 29, and London’s The Dome on the 30th.

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