Matthew and the Atlas have announced details of a brand new single, ‘Pale Sun Rose’. Set for release on 24th Feb via Communion Records, ‘Pale Sun Rose’ is the first single to be taken from their anticipated forthcoming debut album (April 2014).
Ahead of this, UK fans will get the chance to hear the new material performed live for the first time when Matthew and the Atlas head out on an intimate tour at the end of January, culminating in a sold out show at The Lexington in London on 3rd February. (Full listings below).
The official video for ‘Pale Sun Rose’, which premiered on Nowness over the weekend, features Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey) as a loner fisherman who’s day to day routine takes a dark turn when he comes across his doppelgänger. Watch the video on youtube, here.
After releasing two EPs of dreamy, textured Americana on Communion Records (the label’s first ever releases back in 2011) and a subsequent year of touring in Europe and the US, Matthew and the Atlas (aka Matthew Hegarty) retreated home to mull over the new songs developing in his head. In the summer of 2013, Hegarty went into the studio to record these new songs and the result is a debut album with a dramatic soundscape.
Building on the rousing choruses and warm melodies of earlier releases, these new tracks bring in more electronic layers and, lyrically, offer a darker and more expansive take on his previous works’ collision of the pastoral and the personal – all filtered through Hegarty’s extraordinary low, rumbling vocal.
As well as being released digitally, ‘Pale Sun Rose’ will be available as a limited edition ‘Rose’ coloured 7″ Vinyl which can be pre-ordered at www.matthewandtheatlas.com
Matthew and the Atlas live dates:
24 Jan. Brighton | The Haunt (Communion Club Night)
26 Jan. Bristol | The Louisiana **SOLD OUT**
29 Jan. Leeds | A Nation Of Shop Keepers (Communion Club Night)
30 Jan. Manchester | Ruby Lounge (Communion Club Night)
31 Jan. Liverpool | Korova
03 Feb. London | The Lexington **SOLD OUT**