NEW ALBUM – ‘THE GREAT UNKNOWN’
RELEASED – 25TH NOVEMBER 2016
LONDON SHOW – CARGO – 23RD NOVEMBER 2016
Liverpool based, Natalie McCool is set to release her eagerly awaited second album on her own Fortress Sounds label via Ditto Music on the 25th of November 2016.
‘The Great Unknown’ is the follow up to 2013’s eponymously titled debut and was recorded and produced with Dave Berger from Outfit at Schall Und Wahn in Liverpool. The new long player also features additional production and mixes on the singles ‘Pins’, ‘Cardiac Arrest’, ‘Fortress’ and ‘Oh Danger’ by Rich Turvey (Blossoms, Clean Cut Kid, VITAMIN) and is without doubt McCool’s finest and most accomplished set of songs to date.
Perfect future pop that sets Natalie apart from her contemporaries, her early work was built on a foundation of deliciously dark, gloomy indie-pop. ‘The Great Unknown’ is a new awakening – emerging from the shadows and rising victoriously with a number of prickly pop tunes like the newly recorded forthcoming single and Huw Stephens favourite ‘Pins’ and rousing epic numbers like ‘Fortress’ enveloping subtly emotive songs such as Radio One play listed ‘Cardiac Arrest’.
Since arriving over three years ago with the release of her debut album, with whom she collaborated with Suede legend Bernard Butler, the singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist has picked up a steadily growing support base of fans and critics alike with her truly innovative and beautiful take on pop music.
Vibrant with effortlessly catchy songs, McCool can count The Sunday Times, Wonderland, Q, Clash, Line of Best Fit, The 405, Huw Stephens and Alice Levine amongst her fans, while BBC Introducing described the artist as “one of the finest emerging songwriters around”.
Having recently completed a successful UK Tour, Natalie and her band will play a special London show as guests of 1883 Magazine at their event at Cargo on Wednesday the 23rd November 2016.
NOV 23RD CARGO, SHOREDITCH, LONDON
“Quickly buries itself under your skin with its mechanically brushed drums and jazz-inflected pangs of lovesick fragility.”
“Mesmerising lilt-pop gem.”
The Sunday Times
“Sure to cement McCool’s status as one of the country’s most promising songwriters.”