Therapy?’s fifteenth studio album, CLEAVE, roughly themed around notions of duality and division, is the band’s follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed Disquiet – and their first recording for new label Marshall Records. It is a sharply focused, fiercely intelligent, impassioned and empowering set of songs from a band operating at a creative and artistic peak. A scathing, incisive state-of-the-nation address, investigating the schisms in contemporary society and the motivations of those seeking to propagate disjuncture, it’s a powerful, challenging, uncompromising collection from a band never afraid to confront and dissect humanity’s darkest impulses.
From the thrillingly propulsive assault of Wreck It Like Beckett via the addictive Callow (the album’s first single, out now) and the unsettling I Stand Alone to the disquieting, bleakly beautiful No Sunshine, the ten tracks which make up CLEAVE coalesce to paint a portrait of a fractured, dislocated world rent by unprincipled, mendacious masters.
Andy Cairns is justifiably proud of the unified drive and restless creativity evident in this powerful, questing collection and says this about the forthcoming opus.“I know that we can be a difficult sell, because we have no particular niche and no desire to conform,” he admits, “but Therapy? have always been the kind of band that when people discover us, they immerse themselves deep and keep us close to their hearts. We’ve never been part of a trend, so we’ve never been cast aside when fashions changed. CLEAVE, to me, is Therapy? at our most focused. I love our more experimental side, but I also love that this record sounds like it was made by a band who’re all reading from the same script and moving forward with the same determination and hunger.”
Therapy? Will embark on an album release tour in November across the UK
Therapy? ‘Going Somewhere’ tour dates.
8-Nov Cardiff The Globe
9-Nov Southampton Engine Rooms
10-Nov Norwich Waterfront
11-Nov Nottingham Rescue Rooms
12-Nov Glasgow Garage
13-Nov Sheffield o2 Academy 2
15-Nov Stoke Sugarmill
16-Nov Manchester Gorilla
17-Nov Leeds Brudenell
19-Nov Brighton Concorde 2
20-Nov Bristol SWX
21-Nov Exeter Phoenix
22-Nov London O2 Islington Academy
23-Nov Birmingham Asylum
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All other cities
You can also catch Therapy? On their summer dates:
SAT – Jun 23, 2018 Genk Onstage Festival – Genk, Belgium
FRI – Jun 29, 2018 Ramblin’ Man Festival ‘Friday Night Live’ show – Maidstone, UK
SAT – Jun 30, 2018 Ramblin’ Man Fair (w/Steve Earle, Gun, Steel Panther) – Maidstone, UK
FRI – Jul 06, 2018 Nell’s Jazz & Blues (acoustic headline set) – London, UK
SAT – Jul 07, 2018 Feis Festival (acoustic festival set w/Van Morrison, Chieftains etc) -Liverpool, UK
SUN – Jul 08, 2018 Amplified Festival – Gloucestershire, UK