Hailing from Essex, England, Morning Parade is proud to announce the release of their long-anticipated debut full-length on June 19th as well as live tour dates in June as special guests of Ohio natives, Walk The Moon.
The band is already causing waves of anticipation with the release of their debut single, â€œHeadlightsâ€ which is gaining swift momentum at alternative radio across the U.S., in addition to six spectacular shows at SXSW, live dates as special guests of The Kooks in March and recently premiering their video on RollingStone.com.
Heavily tipped at the beginning of 2011, Morning Parade side-stepped the hype-trap which many a new band has fallen into by rushing out a quick debut album and instead took their time to write the album they wanted to make whilst building a solid and loyal fanbase all across Europe.
The result is a breathtaking statement of intent, demonstrating a depth of lyric and songwriting which has become increasingly rare amongst many contemporary artists. It is a purposeful, heartfelt and honest collection of songs:
From the bristling and driving rhythms of â€œUs and Ourselvesâ€ to the feel good anthem â€œUnder the Starsâ€, the album takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, meandering between different textures and dynamics. The rousing no-holds barred rockâ€™nâ€™roll of â€œBlue Winterâ€ and â€œHeadlightsâ€ pack a considerable punch as album openers while the delicate ode to unrequited love that is â€œMonday Morningâ€ juxtaposes with the life-affirming show-stopper â€œBorn Alone.â€
Recorded with acclaimed producer David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything), the self-titled debut album will be available physically and digitally across the U.S.
2011 saw the band selling out UK and European headline tours, playing to packed out tents at V Festival, touring with the likes of 30 Seconds to Mars, The Wombats and The Kooks, supporting Biffy Clyro at Ibiza Rocks and sharing a stage with Coldplay at Rock am Ring.
Live Dates as Special Guests of Walk The Moon:
6/4 Hollywood, CA Troubadour
6/6 Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room
6/8 Dallas, TX The Prophet Bar
6/9 Austin, TX The Parish
6/11 Tulsa, OK Cainâ€™s Ballroom
6/12 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
6/13 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
6/14 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
6/15 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
6/16 Pontiac, MI iLounge
6/18 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
6/20 New York, NY Mercury Lounge