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A Winged Victory For The Sullen announce new album and tour dates

By | Published on Thursday 26 September 2019

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

A Winged Victory For The Sullen have announced that they will release new album ‘The Undivided Five’ in November, their first for Ninja Tune.

Along with the announcement they have released two new singles: ‘The Haunted Victorian Pencil’ and ‘The Rhythm Of A Dividing Pair’.

Of the latter, the duo’s Adam Wiltzie explains: “We were looking to create some melodic palettes within simple but different analogue sounds and were fortunate to procure two vintage and extremely overpriced synthesizers: a Korg PS 3100 and Roland Jupiter 8. Plus Dustin [O’Halloran, the other half of the duo] has a vintage Prophet 5 in his studio. So there we were and suddenly we did something we almost never do… we started jamming”.

“As you know, jamming has become sort of an icky word in these ‘we-are-serious-composer times’, but on this particular occasion the resonance of the sounds that were coming out of the machines led us to something we were both quite pleased with”, he continues.

“In the end it turned out to be a valid stylisation as we found a way to anchor it within the context of the sound of the record”, he goes on. “The second half of the song takes a big swing in the direction of a large string ensemble, but as things go when you’re making music sometimes improvisational jams need company”.

Listen to both new tracks here.

The album will be out on 1 Nov. The duo will also be touring the UK and Ireland early next year. Here are the dates:

26 Feb: Bristol, Trinity Centre
27 Feb: London, Round Chapel
28 Feb: London, Round Chapel
29 Feb: Birmingham, St Paul’s Church
1 Mar: Glasgow, St Luke’s
2 Mar: Manchester, St Philip’s Church Salford
3 Mar: Dublin National Concert Hall
4 Mar: Belfast, St Rosemary Church
5 Mar: Brighton, St George’s Church
6 Mar: Liverpool, Unitarian Church