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Jamie Lenman Announces New LP 'Devolver' And London Festival 'Lenmania', Shares Video For New Track

Monday, 31 July 2017 Written by Laura Johnson

Jamie Lenman has announced a new album.

'Devolver', the follow up to 2013's 'Muscle Memory', will arrive on October 27 through Big Scary Monsters. Discussing it, he said:

"I wanted to create a shorter, more concise album with plenty of digital elements and danceable rhythms. Like the two singles that came out earlier in the year, the record brings together the riffs and the melodies into the same space, which is how I naturally write, and is the kind of music I like to hear. A lot of the songs are built around the drum beats, which as a drummer myself is often where I start in the writing process. In several places there are long breaks of just the percussion on its own, and it's been really great to have that space, to let the tracks simmer in their own juices so to speak.

There's an element of risk throughout - on every track there is something that I've not done before, in terms of song structure or instrumentation or performance. Very often during the writing process I would get to a point where I could see the way I'd normally continue and I chose to purposely go in the opposite direction in order to create something different."

The former Reuben frontman will follow up the record's release with a one off London festival. He will curate two stages across the Boston Music Rooms and the Dome Tufnell Park on November 11, with tickets set to go on sale at 10am on August 2. Speaking about it, he said:

"I've been wanting to curate a festival or a stage at a festival for a long time now, because as well as the fantastic bands on the UK scene that everyone knows about, there are also a lot of smaller bands that don't get so much focus and I wanted a chance to shine a light on them too. When I was a kid lots of venues used to put on all-dayers, It was a concentrated blast of music and if you knew one or two people on the bill you'd come away with five or six new faves. I'm hoping that's what it's going to be like for the people that come along - plus I turn 35 that weekend so it's basically my birthday party. I booked every band on that bill and I love them all so I'm looking forward to watching every act."

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2nd STAGE (The Boston Music Rooms)
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Fizzy Blood
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Check out the video for Hell In A Fast Car, lifted from the new LP, below.

Jamie Lenman Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat November 11 2017 - LONDON Dome Tuffnell Park and Boston Music Rooms

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