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Peggy Sue announce new album, Vices

By | Published on Wednesday 16 October 2019

Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue have announced that they will release a new album, titled ‘Vices’, early next year – their first since 2014’s ‘Choir Of Echoes’. Kicking things off, they’ve released the first single from it, ‘Motorcade’.

“Motorcade is about recognising the difference between what you need and what you want and asking for it as fast and loud as you like”, says the duo’s Katy Young. “I wrote it in the first wave of relief after a big break-up – it was probably the first moment that I was ready to be a bit mean and honest about it all. When we started arranging the song with the band it just kept getting louder and faster and more powerful, now it’s this burst of energy that we’re terrified of playing live but always love every second of”.

“Lots of songs on the record are sort of messed-up love songs for things that feel good, but aren’t necessarily good for you – like getting staying out too late, or taking too much comfort from certain people”, she goes on. “That kind of interplay between the positive and the negative has always been in Peggy Sue songs, but it’s particularly true of this album. It’s about the things you do to lift you up when you’re down, or distract you when you’re sad, that can end up circling back”.

The album is out on 21 Feb, with tour dates to follow. Here’s the schedule for those:

24 Mar: Cambridge, Portland Arms‬
‪25 Mar: Brighton, Green Door Store‬‬
‪26 Mar: Bristol, Louisiana‬‬
‪27 Mar: Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach‬‬
‪28 Mar: Manchester, Kings Arms‬‬
‪29 Mar: Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club‬‬
‪31 Mar: Birmingham, Hare & Hounds‬‬
‪1 Apr: Liverpool, Studio 2‬‬
‪2 Apr: Glasgow, Hug & Pint‬‬
‪3 Apr: Newcastle, Cluny‬‬
‪4 Apr: Coventry, The Tin‬‬
‪5 Apr: Sheffield, Picture House Social‬‬
‪9 Apr: London, The Dome‬‬

Watch the video for ‘Motorcade’ here: