William the Conqueror announce new single and reveal the title of their forthcoming Ethan Johns produced album
Memories make us who we are – they are the story of our lives – but we also find ways to deal with trauma by hiding from tough realities, and the hardest stories to tell are the ones we have to painstakingly piece together from the shards and splinters of long-buried memories… On their new single, William the Conqueror delve deep in to the darkest recesses, gathering clues to unravel a mystery of misplaced worship, adolescence, addiction and the road to recovery.
‘Bleeding on the Soundtrack’ is the first track to appear from their forthcoming album of the same name, recorded at Real World and produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Laura Marling, The Jayhawks).
Laid down in one blistering take, the track builds from controlled intensity to an explosive climax as Naomi Holmes’ looping bass and Harry Harding’s powerhouse drums drive Ruarri Joseph’s vocals to deliver the soulful confessions of the song’s dramatic narrative.
“I was lucky enough to be in the room when this went down. All I had to do was sit and listen to an amazing band deliver an incredible take of an enviably honest, well written song.” Ethan Johns
Stream Bleeding On The Soundtrack:
William The Conqueror will be touring the UK in November, previewing songs from their forthcoming new album. Tickets are on sale now for the following shows:-
02 Nov: MANCHESTER Gullivers
08 Nov: CIRENCESTER, Kings Head
10 Nov: EXETER Phoenix
15 Nov: LONDON, Water Rats
16 Nov: WINCHESTER, The Railway Inn
23 Nov: GUILDFORD Star Inn
25 Nov: LEEDS, Oporto
28 Nov: SHEFFIELD, Greystones
30 Nov: TRURO Old Bakery Studios
The band’s debut album Proud Disturber of the Peace won them critical acclaim and was shortlisted for UK Americana Album of The Year.
“a mighty launchpad for what’s yet to come” Q ★★★★
“a thumping Southern rock and Americana grungy gumbo that hits you right between the eyes” Express ★★★★★
“the kind of determination that can only end in glory” Gigsoup 8/10
“it is a joy to behold a musician blessed with such a distinctive and unmistakable voice” Americana UK
William The Conqueror’s new single, Bleeding On The Soundtrack, is out now on Loose.
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