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Debut album That’s Your Lot, released 7th April on Transgressive Records
That’s Your Lot will be available on Double LP, CD and Digital
Pre-order the album at www.blaenavon.com
(photo credit Scott Witt)
Every potential box they could tick in terms of how successful this band are going to be, they have ticked. – Mistajam, BBC Radio 1
Blaenavon have continued their remarkable start to 2017 – which has seen them announce their long awaited debut album, and head out on tour with Sundara Karma and Two Door Cinema Club – by sharing a stunning live performance of current single ‘Orthodox Man’, shot using virtual reality technology.
Filmed at 2am in New York City after the band’s sold out performance at Baby’s All Right, the video is the first in a series that the band will share having teamed up with the pioneering team at Melody VR.
Frontman Ben Gregory offered the following on the band’s NYC trip, and filming the session.
“New York was mad. We got to meet some truly remarkable people and try out some pretty radical technology. We’d just torn Baby’s Alright to pieces. It was 2am, we were shattered and wasted and out came the VR cameras. You will not believe what happens next…”
The breakthrough trio will be returning to the US next week for a run of shows at SXSW 2017, before heading home for their own fast-selling UK headline tour end with a landmark date at London’s Heaven. Full dates, below and ticket link here: www.blaenavon.com
Recorded with Grammy-winning producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Bjork) That’s Your Lot marks a certain milestone for the band – a sumptuous, thrilling and brave collection of songs written throughout their teenage years and now fully realised. Intensely personal, yet exploring the universal experiences of friendship, sadness, hope, love held and lost, and all the confusions of youth – a body of work to help define a generation.
The LP includes explosive new single ‘Orthodox Man’ – currently receiving near-daily Radio 1 play, whilst also featuring on the 6Music C-List and Radio X Evening Playlist – as well as ‘I Will Be The World’, ‘Let’s Pray’ and ‘My Bark Is Your Bite’ – a more than impressive run of singles championed by the likes of Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, NME and Fader, whilst collectively racking up over 2,500,000 Spotify streams.
2017 will see Blaenavon come of age as the most exciting act in the country
That’s Your Lot is 5 years of our lives condensed into 59 minutes of yours. Youth, capriciousness, duality, duplicity, love, bitterness, fate. Songs from the human core: some malleable, long considered – others pure, direct, cruelly honest. An album to bathe in and appreciate the inevitable end.
Ben Gregory, Blaenavon