New single 'Burning Benches' out February 20th, new album entitled 'Wilderness Is Paradise Now' out March 6th and UK tour
Morning Runner want to tell you a story. It comes in the form of 'Wilderness Is Paradise Now' their debut album released on March 6th. Recorded at Rockfield Studio, Monmouth and Sawmills Studio, Cornwall and produced by John Cornfield, it's an album full of surprises
'Heartwrenching songs, twisting and sighing with invention and glistening beneath a sharp edge of violence' – Guardian.
After all, nothing is as it seems with this band. Perhaps sweet on the surface their lyrics give way to a picture that is far less pretty. A picture that deals with obsession, depression, lust and desperation.
'Beneath their indie pop choruses lurks a disturbed soul. Mathews lyrics explore everything from family issues and breakdowns to horror movies, while Fields' piano is more Nick Cave than Keane' NME
The album's release is preceded by the single 'Burning Benches' out February 20th and the band will do a full UK tour as below;
11 Wed Glasgow Garage (support)
12 Thu Manchester Ritz (support)
13 Fri London SBE (support)
14 Sat Birmingham Irish Centre (support)
15 Sun Leeds City Varieties (support)
18 Wed London Dublin Castle LIMITED AVAILABILITY
1 Wed London Dublin Castle LIMITED AVAILABILITY
2 Thu Bedford Angel
3 Fri Nottingham Social
4 Sat Bristol Louisiana
7 Tues Stoke Sugarmill
8 Wed Leicester Charlotte
10 Fri Northampton Soundhaus
11 Sat Peterborough Met Lounge
12 Sun Wolverhampton Little Civic
14 Tues Oxford Zodiac
15 Wed Exeter Cavern
16 Thurs London Brixton Academy - NME (1st act on of 4 - early on stage time)
19 Sun Brighton Komedia
20 Mon Southend Chinnerys
21 Tues Southampton Joiners
22 Wed Reading Fez
24 Fri Sheffield Leadmill bar
25 Sat Wrexham Central Station
27 Mon Newcastle Cluny
28 Tues Aberdeen Tunnel
1 Wed Glasgow King Tuts
3 Fri York Fibbers
4 Sat Leeds Cockpit
6 Mon Manchester Night and Day
7 Tues Cardiff Barfly
8 Wed London ULU
The four members of Morning Runner met in Reading and signed to Parlophone in 2004. The band spent much of 2005 touring with the likes of Coldplay, Ian Brown, Bloc Party and have also played two sold out headline tours of their own.
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