DEBUT ALBUM ‘SWEET DREAMER’ RELEASED 4TH APRIL 2017
BIGGEST EVER HEADLINE TOUR INCLUDING LONDON’S HEAVEN ON 11TH MAY
PRODUCTION DUTIES FROM HUGH WORSKETT AND BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB’S JACK STEADMAN
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘BEACH (I WANNA MAKE YOU MINE)’ BELOW
Indie-pop wunderkind Will Joseph Cook has announced his debut album ‘Sweet Dreamer’, due for release on 14th April 2017 via Atlantic Records, alongside the biggest tour of his career so far, including London’s Heaven on the 11th May 2017 (tickets on sale Thursday 23rd February via www.gigsandtours.com ) – full details below.
The Tunbridge Wells native has also unveiled the video for ‘Beach (I Wanna Make You Mine)’, a new recording of a fan favourite track first released in 2015′, which to date has had over 3.6 million streams worldwide. The video sees Will on the run from the law in a Bonnie & Clyde style chase, with a twist!
Currently rounding off a few weeks on the road as main support for Sundara Karma, Will has also announced his biggest run of headline shows to date, including London’s Heaven on the 11th May 2017. The tour kicks off in Glasgow on 2nd May, and takes in Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Cardiff, Bristol, London and finishes up at The Bullingdon in Oxford on 12th May. Tickets will be available this coming Thursday (23rd) via www.gigsandtours.com
‘Sweet Dreamer’ is 13 songs of technicolour indie pop, fully formed by Will himself across lyrics and music over the past few years, acting as a diary of sorts of his adolescence and teenage years. The record was recorded in London, with production duties from Hugh Worskett and Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman (with additional production by WJC himself). Perfectly formed pop songs such as ‘Treat Me Like A Lover’ see Will shifting a gear, perfectly mixing his knack for intelligent, often heart-wrenching lyrics, with the pop sensibilities of Talking Heads and MGMT.
Beginning with ‘Girls Like Me’, Will’s hugely imaginative creative vision became clear to the world with a succession of vivid, intelligent pop videos. Perfectly reflecting the bold colours the music itself evokes, the videos have quickly become this exceptionally talented young musician’s trademark, with ‘Take Me Dancing’ even winning Best Pop Video by a Newcomer at the ‘UK Music Video Awards 2016’.
Will first began crafting infectious pop songs at the age of 14, inspired by the off-kilter early 00s indie of LCD Soundsystem and Vampire Weekend amongst others. Quickly finding his own creative lane, he released his first EP You Jump I Run in early 2015 on Duly Noted Records to much critical acclaim. Will’s ear for a huge hook and intense melody on lead single Message led to the track hitting #1 on Hype Machine and #2 on the Global Spotify Viral Chart. Follow up EP Proof Enough firmly cemented his status within the indie-pop world, and saw Will employing a more electronic approach, a theme which can be heard throughout the subsequent singles and in to his debut album. His tracks have to date had over 17 million streams worldwide.
1. Biggest Fan
2. Sweet Dreamer
3. Treat Me Like A Lover
5. Beach (I Wanna Make You Mine)
7. Girls Like Me
10. Light Of The Day
11. Take Me Dancing
12. For Thursday
13. Water’s Gone Cold
17th Glasgow, The Garage (Sundara Karma support)
18th Leeds, University (Sundara Karma support)
19th Reading, 3 Sixty (Sundara Karma support)
20th Leicester, O2 Academy (Sundara Karma support)
22nd Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (Sundara Karma support)
23rd Cardiff, University (Sundara Karma support)
24th London, Shepherds Bush Empire (Sundara Karma support)
1st Derby, 2Q Festival
MAY HEADLINE UK TOUR:
2nd Glasgow, Stereo
3rd Newcastle, 02 Academy 2
4th Manchester, Sound Control Basement
5th Birmingham, 02 Birmingham Institute 3
6th Liverpool, Studio2
8th Cardiff, The Globe
9th Bristol, Thekla
11th London, Heaven
12th Oxford, The Bullingdon
18th The Great Escape
11th Trinity College, Dublin (alt-j support)
21st Secret Garden Party
22nd Truck Festival