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Fangclub Announce New Album 'Vulture Culture' And Autumn Accompanying Tour

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Derek Bremner

Fangclub have announced their second album.

The Irish rock trio will release 'Vulture Culture' on July 5 through Vertigo Records, following an isolated month-long recording session at Giant Wafer Studios in Wales with producer duo Alex Loring and Tom Andrew. Discussing the stint, drummer Dara Coleman said:

"We always work best in isolation. I jokingly went into it saying 'I'm willing to lose my mind for this album'. Around day 20, things started getting weird - I started getting paranoid that everyone in the house hated me." 

Vocalist and guitarist Steven King wrote the album's lyrics at the last minute to ensure they were as raw and honest as possible. He added:

"There was a real atmosphere of obsession from everybody. It's the craziest thing I've ever done. The theme of the album became violent, there's a lot of violence in the tone of it, towards yourself and other things.

"It comes off as a heavier record because I didn’t have time to hide the real stories. It really captured something. The pressure added to it, like 'that line's pretty revealing but I have to put it down, I don’t have anything else.'

"We could've gone in and made another debut, this punk thing with loads of hooks, or I could back myself into a corner. It’s a strangely revealing and personal album but I don’t feel afraid to share it because it’s almost as if I’ve expelled the things."

"We are so proud of this record.  It's a culmination of a lot of chaos and inner mental violence which almost capsized the band. Making this record got us through the fog and we have a new lease of life. The energy is real, the chaos makes sense and the violence is fuel for the fire."

Head below to view the album's artwork and tracklist alongside the video for the lead single, Hesitations, a heavy hitter with massive riffs.

Fangclub have a busy summer of festival appearances ahead, as well as a date supporting Metallica at Ireland's Slane Castle next month. They also embark on a UK and European headlining tour this autumn, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 9am on May 17.

'Vulture Culture' tracklist:

1: Last Time
2: Vulture Culture
3: Nightmare
4: Viva Violent
5: Every Day
6: Hesitations
7: Kingdumb
8: Heavy Handed
9: All I Have
10: Black Rainbow
11: Slow

Fangclub Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed October 02 2019 - LIVERPOOL Zanzibar
Thu October 03 2019 - LEEDS Hyde Park Book Club
Sat October 05 2019 - GLASGOW Attic Bar
Sun October 06 2019 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Riverside
Mon October 07 2019 - EDINBURGH Mash House
Wed October 09 2019 - HULL Adelphi
Thu October 10 2019 - MANCHESTER Night People
Fri October 11 2019 - BIRMINGHAM Sunflower Lounge
Sat October 12 2019 - GUILFORD Boileroom
Sun October 13 2019 - BRISTOL Crofters Rights
Mon October 14 2019 - EXETER Cavern Club
Wed October 16 2019 - LONDON Camden Assembly
Thu October 17 2019 - ST ALBANS Horn
Sat October 19 2019 - BRIGHTON Green Door Store
Sun October 20 2019 - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Fri December 13 2019 - DUBLIN Button Factory

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