CONCRETE KNIVES RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘GOLD DIGGER’
THE FRENCH OUTFIT SECOND ALBUM IS OUT 13TH APRIL VIA VIETNAM/BECAUSE MUSIC
‘Full of youthful excitement, chanting vocals and riotous receptions’ The Line of Best Fit
‘A hell of a lot of fun’ NME ‘Addictive and loveable’ Drowned in Sound
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 travelling, 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.
Concrete Knives’ knack for catchy riffs and snappy choruses is still intact, but unlike like its predecessor, ‘Our Hearts’ emerges not out of youthful abandon, but intense introspection, and a reinvigorated passion for music. The band had this to say on new single ‘Gold Digger,’ which is out today:
It’s a quest that leads you to virtue. To aim that quest, you have to learn patience, to observe, to gather around the meaning – why we do things. “The pan feeds the man”, only if he manages to take the right path for himself, then the gold nugget is found by the gold digger – “the Good comes to the gold digger”