Camera Obscura are set to release their long awaited new album 'Desire Lines' on June 3rd.
Beginning as a shambling indie pop collective in that great Glasgow lineage, Camera Obscura very quickly evolved into something far more precious. Over the course of their rambling - but always inspiring - career the band have developed a beautiful pop voice, one as contagious as it is fragile.
Silent for far-too-long, Camera Obscura stirred into action this week. Playing a charity show in Glasgow, the band strolled through a few classics before introducing several new tracks.
Now 4AD have confirmed plans for the group's new album. 'Desire Lines' - their second on the label - will be released on June 3rd, following sessions in Portland with Tucker Martine at the tail end of last year.
Tracyanne Campbell introduces the album: “Of all our records this was pretty much the most challenging to write, partly because of the situation we found ourselves in with having to take such a long and uncertain amount of time out, but also because it would be record number five and we were getting harder and harder to please".
"Working in the US with southern gentleman Tucker Martine was a positive experience. He brought a certain calmness to recording that wasn’t there before. We were also delighted to have Neko Case and Jim James sing on the record too. What a treat."
Set to play several shows at this year's SXSW, Camera Obscura have also confirmed a run of British dates:
4 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
5 Manchester Academy 2
6 London Heaven
7 Leeds Cockpit
8 Newcastle Northumbria University
9 Rock Ness Festival
Photo Credit: Anna Isola Crolla