White Denim – Manchester and London dates announced

White Denim – Manchester and London dates announced




Listen to ‘Holda You (I’m Psycho)’ here:

White Denim have announced Stiff, their sixth studio record that sees the Austin quartet return to their frenetic rock band roots and is described by frontman James Petralli as a “high heat, high energy, good times record.” Out 25th March 2016 via Downtown / Sony Red, Stiff is both a jubilant thrill ride and joyous celebration of their past ten years – two qualities that lay at the heart of the outrageously shredding first single ‘Holda You (I’m Psycho)’. The band also return to the UK next month, where they’ll headline London’s Islington Assembly Hall and Manchester’s Deaf Institute.

Heading into the studio with an external producer to oversee a whole album for the first time – and even writing a tune with Cass McCombs (‘Thank You’) – the band teamed up with the legendary Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Laura Marling, The Staves) to produce their first truly live record. With drummer Joshua Block and guitarist Austin Jenkins now pursuing other production ventures, Petralli and bassist Steve Terebecki teamed up with new guitarist Jonathan Horne and drummer Jeffrey Olson, gaining a beefed-up rhythm section and a reinvigorated White Denim sound, resulting in some of their biggest and brawniest songs to date.

Stiff is full of high octane turns. Right from the beginnings of the Red Krayola-sampling ‘Had 2 Know (Personal)‘ to the tremendously fun ‘Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)’, every track sounds like a band re-energised and revitalised. Having previously sold out Shepherd’s Bush Empire, played on Later with Jools Holland, plus having toured with Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys, Stiff is full to the brim with songs that now sound ready to lift White Denim to similar heights, with added influences ranging from Elvis Costello circa This Year’s Model, Buzzcocks pop-punk and ’70s soul.

The artwork – which was created by collagist Eugenia Loli – was inspired by the band’s previous album covers and videos, which Loli used as a visual template. It’s a fleeting visit to a place the band have been before, as the covers of Workout Holidayand D were collages too.

Ultimately, Stiff is the sound of a band finding their feet again and having the time of their lives. “We thought, what’s the fundamental thing that made us want to get into a van and quit our terrible jobs and start this whole thing in the first place?” Petralli says. “And the answer was loud, fast-playing, rock and roll.”

Stiff is available to pre-order via the White Denim website here or via iTunes here. Tickets for February’s Manchester and London shows will be available from 10am on Friday 15th January here. A pre-sale will be live at 10am on Wednesday 13th January here.


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Stiff tracklist

1. Had 2 Know (Personal)
2. Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)
3. Holda You (I’m Psycho)
4. There’s A Brain In My Head
5. Take It Easy (Ever After Lasting Love)
6. (I’m The One) Big Big Fun
7. Real Deal Momma
8. Mirrored In Reverse
9. Thank You

Tour dates

15 February Manchester Deaf Institute
16 February London Islington Assembly Hall


Praise for Corsicana Lemonade

“The last great rock ‘n’ roll band”
The Guardian Guide

“Rarely has a band sprung so adeptly between genres, and as quickly, as White Denim… only the Beatles or Tim Buckley (are) comparably questing spirits blessed with the ability to realise so many different ideas with such facility’
‘Album Of The Month’ 9/10 Uncut

“This extraordinary foursome just go from strength to strength’
9/10 Classic Rock

“This is pretty near perfect”
4/5 Mojo

“A staggering, intoxicating record”
4/5 Q

“Just as SFTW was finishing its “albums of the year” list, along comes this stupendous gatecrasher”
4.5/5 The Sun

“White Denim’s fifth album should, by rights, see them do for psych rock what The Black Keys did for blues rock”
8/10 NME

“They’re operating at the pinnacle of their creative powers”
8/10 The Line of Best Fit

“By balancing their instinctive, intricate side within a tight, concise framework, White Denim have created something that’s both accessible and unorthodox”
8/10 Drowned in Sound

‘Dreamy, universally appealing southern rockers’
4/5 The Guardian

“White Denim can take the familiar and make it feel new, charge it up and make it something special”
4/5 DIY

4/5 Evening Standard

4/5 The Independent

4/5 Metro

4/5 Financial Times

“Every rhythmic lurch and stylistic shift remains in service to the band’s greater groove, giving these ten tracks an ease that belies their ferocious complexity”
The Observer

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