Younghusband set release date for debut album 'Dromes'

Younghusband set release date for debut album ‘Dromes’

London four piece Younghusband will release ‘Dromes’, their long-awaited debut album, via Sonic Cathedral on September 16. The album was produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Wild Nothing) and features 12 tracks, including ‘Comets Crossed’, new single ‘Silver Sisters’ and re-recorded versions of EP tracks ‘Reunion Message’ and ‘Constantly In Love’. The propelling percussive waves and compelling psych-melody of the title track ‘Dromes’ are available to stream below, and rather ace it is too!

The lyrics are loaded with themes of escape and water imagery. According to singer Euan Hinshelwood, “There is a lot about the passing of time. The lack of time. The abundance of time. The wasting of time. I wrote half the songs when I was living alone in a former drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre on the cheap. It was a strange time and a strange place. I didn’t think it was having an effect on me, but these things sometimes only become apparent later. I guess that explains the sense of detachment.”

After 40 all-too-brief minutes, the title track builds and builds to its noisy crescendo before collapsing under the weight of its own feedback and ‘Dromes’ is all over. Euan sees the title as an almost onomatopoeic reflection of the band themselves: “Drones, dreams… It means, loosely, a large, specially prepared place. I like its link to the word aerodrome, like an area of departure, somewhere to take flight from.”

The full tracklisting of ‘Dromes’ is:

1. Running Water
2. Comets Crossed
3. Left Of The Rocks
4. Sunstroke
5. *
6. Silver Sisters
7. Reunion Message
8. **
9. Wavelength
10. Divisions
11. Constantly In Love
12. Dromes

Younghusband play a free show at The Social, London W1 on Monday, July 15 alongside their Sonic Cathedral labelmates Happy Families. Following the release of the album they play the following headline shows:

September 17 – Manchester – The Castle
September 18 – Hull – Adelphi
September 19 – Glasgow – Nice’N’Sleazy
September 20 – Leeds – Cockpit
September 21 – Leicester – The Cookie Jar
September 23 – Southampton – The Joiners
September 24 – London – The Lexington
September 26 – Bristol – The Louisiana

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