Following on from the successful debut single "Without You" comes a anthemic four track EP from The New Union. Recorded with Grammy award winning producer Dan Grech (Scissor Sisters, The Vaccines, Keane, Tom Odell) in London's legendary RAK Studios, the EP contains classic, melody driven pop songs exploring issues around relationship failures and looking forwards to better times ahead.
Lead song "Staying Friends" deals with the age old problem of relationship breakdowns and trying and wondering if you could ever stay friends. The other songs on the EP concentrate on the nagging doubts and introspection that we all go through when finding our way through life and new relationships. Videos to accompany Staying Friends and Forget Again have been directed by Sim Warren who's credits include Esben & The Witch.
Influences and comparisons range from Two Door Cinema Club and Clock Opera through to Bombay Bicycle Club and Local Natives. The songs magnificently portray vulnerability whilst managing to hint at a future filled with hope and happiness.
The band have been together for just two years and have been touring with the likes of Clock Opera, Bastille, Slow Club, 1975 and Dog is Dead. They played at The Great Escape 2013 and have more live dates coming up including Tramlines Festival in July.
6th June, 2013
'Staying Friends' EP launch
at The Book Club 100-106 Leonard St , London , EC2A 4RH
26th June, 2013
The New Union supporting Casablanca
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St London, EC2A 3ES
20th July, 2013
The Shakespeare, 146-148 Gibraltar St , Sheffield, S3 8UB
24th July, 2013
The New Union supporting Iyes
The Hope, 11 Queens Road , Brighton, BN1 3WA
26th July, 2013
The Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
02 August, 2013
Also Known As, 54/56 Parsons Street, Banbury, OX16 5NB
Corgan took to Instagram to confirm rumours of new Pumpkins material, saying the first songs could arrive as early as May.