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Jamie Lenman Posts New Single Television Is Not Your Life

Thursday, 18 November 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Jamie Lenman has shared a new single.

Propelled by punchy drums and a crunchy guitar riff, Television Is Not Your Life was recorded live by the former Reuben frontman and arrives with a clever video. It was engineered, mixed and mastered by Chris Coulter of Decimal Studios. Lenman said:

"I had some time between my summer tour and a string of autumn shows, so I decided to spend it with a bunch of different producers and try out some ideas. I'd been noodling with the idea of a loop-able song and video for a long time and I knew Chris (Coulter, Arcane Roots) would be the only guy who'd get was I was on about, so we set up a bunch of cameras and nailed it into the ground. I think we got it on take twenty six!"

Commenting on the track, he added: "This song has actually been around since before the first Reuben album, which is why it maybe has that familiar sound. I always meant to get it out but it always seemed to miss its turn, and then when I was looking for a song that was simple enough for the loop idea, there it was. I had to pare it back to make it work with the tricky concept but I think it still hangs together, even without the video. A nice sentiment too - lots of people act like they're living in some schlocky daytime serial when the reality is that there's no need for all that drama."

Lenman will hit the road for a full electric headline tour with guests Big Spring beginning later in November. His last studio album was 2020's 'King Of Clubs'.

Jamie Lenman Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat November 27 2021 - BOURNEMOUTH Anvil
Sun November 28 2021 - BRISTOL THE FLEECE
Mon November 29 2021 - PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
Thu December 02 2021 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Riverside
Fri December 03 2021 - GLASGOW King Tuts
Sat December 04 2021 - LEEDS Key Club
Tue December 07 2021 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy2 Birmingham
Wed December 08 2021 - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Sat December 11 2021 - LONDON Lafayette
Sun December 12 2021 - SWANSEA Sin City
Wed December 15 2021 - MANCHESTER Gorilla
Thu December 16 2021 - NORWICH Waterfront Studio
Fri December 17 2021 - SHEFFIELD Leadmill

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