CONCRETE KNIVES ANNOUNCE ALBUM AND RELEASE VIDEO FROR NEW TRACK ‘THE LIGHTS’
– ‘OUR HEARTS’ IS SET FOR RELEASE ON 13TH APRIL VIA ROOM RECORDS
– THE BAND PLAY FREE SHOW AT THE SEBRIGHT ARMS TONIGHT
Growing up is never easy, especially when success comes unexpected. This is the very story of Concrete Knives, a group of freshly graduated friends from Normandy, who were suddenly playing every festival across Europe. The band became an overnight sensation with their upbeat and eccentric indie pop, and soon signed a deal with Bella Union (Beach House, Fleet Foxes). They toured extensively around their first debut album ‘Be Your Own King’ (2012,) ending a run of 150 concerts and the iconic Le Trianon in Paris. Yet the cracks were beginning to show, and the reality of relentless touring, homesickness, and above all a lifestyle that made them lose touch with the world completely, left them jaded and disillusioned.
This explains in great part why Concrete Knives’ new album, ‘Our Hearts’ (Vietnam / Because Music,) took five years to make. The band needed time to take a step back, to put things into perspective, to grow up and to explore solo projects (Samba de la Muerte, Faroe, Elecampane). Reunited once more in 2016, the recorded the album with Danish producer Andreas Pallisgaard in Carpentras.
‘Our Hearts’ is a powerful return, it’s carefully crafted structures and punk-like gusto sitting somewhere between Pixies (as in “Tightrope”), Yeah Yeah Yeahs or Talking Heads. Concrete Knives’ knack for for catchy riffs and snappy choruses is still in tact, but unlike like it’s predecessor, ‘Our Hearts’ emerges not out of youthful abandon, but intense introspection, and a reinvigorated passion for music.