The rebirth of Fenech-Soler gathers pace with the confirmation of a major UK and Ireland tour this November. The tour culminates with their biggest London headline show to date when they play London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on November 21st.
The news of the tour follows the recent announcement that the band will release their second album ‘Rituals’ on September 2nd on Warner Bros. Records. Primarily produced by Fenech-Soler themselves, have achieved a next level aura of accomplishment with ‘Rituals’ which also features select collaborations with Tim Goldsworthy (LCD Soundsystem, UNKLE) and the innovative Swedish producer / DJ Style of Eye.
The album has already been previewed with a video for ‘All I Know’ as well as the track ‘Maiyu’, which was recently made available as a free download and graced the top of the Hype Machine chart. The album’s first full single ‘Magnetic’ will follow on July 1st. As with the best of ‘Rituals’, ‘Magnetic’ blends memorable hooks and punchy synths, capturing the essence of Fenech-Soler’s distinct niche – electronic-based music delivered with a beating human heart.
‘Rituals’ follows their self-titled debut album which was released in 2010 and earned them Q and XFM award nominations for The Next Big Thing and Best British Debut Album of the Year respectively, as well as substantial support from Radio 1.
Fenech-Soler’s November headline tour runs as below. In addition, they’re also confirmed to perform at Glastonbury, second headline the Dance Stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals on August 23rd and 24th and will also hit a selection of other handpicked festivals throughout the summer.
7th – Liverpool, East Village Arts Club
8th – Belfast, Limelight 2
9th – Dublin, Academy 2
11th – Aberdeen, The Tunnels
12th – Glasgow, Kings Tuts
14th – Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
15th – Manchester, Gorilla
16th – Birmingham, Institute
17th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
19th – Bristol, Thekla
20th – Brighton, Concorde
21st – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Friday May 24th, priced at £14.50 for London and £12.50 for all other dates (subject to booking fee). They’ll be available from www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk