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Cultdreams To Release 'The Piano Sessions' EP In February

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 Written by Jon Stickler

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Cultdreams have announced a new EP.

'The Piano Sessions' will arrive on February 13 via Big Scary Monsters and features stripped-back, piano reworks of three tracks from the shoegaze duo's recent second album, 'Things That Hurt'. 

Head below to listen to the first cut, a new version of Don’t Let Them Tell You Otherwise. Vocalist and guitarist Lucinda Livingstone said:

"DLTTYO is about someone struggling with gender and body dysmorphic disorder. It's for anyone who's spent their life with it affecting every decision they made, whilst struggling to navigate their way through a world where gender is seen as black and white.

"Trying to work through the cycle of it every day without people around you getting involved and putting pressure on who you should and shouldn't be, how you should and shouldn't look, and following that the relief that can come from getting a little bit closer to getting the help you need.

"It's probably one of the frankest and maybe one of the hardest songs I've ever written, and I'm really glad we chose this for one of the piano sessions."

Of the concept for the EP, Livingstone continued: 

"It's been on my mind for the last year or so, but wasn't something I’d managed to do. I've played the piano since I was 4, but haven't lived anywhere with one so I never get to play. Our producer Bob Cooper moved into a new studio with a grand piano, and as soon as I saw the news I had to go in and do a few Cultdreams songs.

"Originally we were going to do this as a live session, but then I came back from a tour with Nervus stupidly unwell and showed up to the session with no voice, so 'The Piano Sessions' ended up being split between London and Leeds. I recorded the piano with Bob, and went down to London a week later, still sick, with barely any singing voice, and recorded the vocals with my good friend Simon Small (Apologies I Have None).

"We wanted to keep these sessions as raw and minimal as possible, just me and a piano. These three songs lyrically all tie into each other, and we felt like it would be a different way for people to hear the stories within the songs."

'The Piano Sessions' EP tracklist:

1. Born An Underdog, Still Living One
2. Don’t Let Them Tell You Otherwise
3. Flowers On Their Graves

 
The news comes ahead of the pair's previously announced UK tour. Head below for further details and tickets.

Cultdreams Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri February 21 2020 - MANCHESTER YES
Sat February 22 2020 - LEEDS Hyde Park Book Club
Sun February 23 2020 - GLASGOW Poetry Club
Mon February 24 2020 - BIRMINGHAM Sunflower Lounge
Tue February 25 2020 - BRISTOL Exchange Basement
Wed February 26 2020 - LONDON Boston Music Room
Thu February 27 2020 - BRIGHTON Prince Albert

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