Lambchop Return With New Album

'Mr M' due on February 20th

Lambchop are set to release new album ‘Mr M’ on February 20th, followed by a handful of UK shows.

Led by Kurt Wagner, Lambchop have always been a loose knit collective. Based in Nashville, Wagner’s intelligent, literate songwriting is expanded into tumbling slices of Americana across the band’s always essential back catalogue.

On the back burner since the release of ‘OH (Ohio)’ back in 2008, Lambchop stirred into life recently. Completing work on their new album, the Nashville based group will return in the New Year.

Inspired in part by the death of a friend, ‘Mr M’ began life as a series of paintings in Kurt Wagner’s studio. “As I worked, I was approached by Mark Nevers (former full time band member & producer for the likes of Andrew Bird and Will Oldham) with the idea of making another Lambchop record. He had a concept of a sound and a method that worked with the tone of my writing. His idea was a kind of ‘psycha-Sinatra’ sound, one that involved the arranging of strings and other sounds in a more open and yet complex way.”

“It was a studio creation, not a type of recording based on band performance, and this was a radical approach for us. I felt Lambchop had one more good record in us, and this time I was going to do things as directly and true to my desires as possible.”

New album ‘Mr M’ is due to be released on February 20th, with a taster available on the band’s official website. Recently playing a set at XX Merge, you can watch a clip below…

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An always engrossing live band, Lambchop are set to return to the UK for their first visit to the country for some time. Leaving Nashville behind, the American group will open the short burst of dates at the Barbican on March 1st.

Continuing, the American group will hit The Sage in Gateshead on March 4th. Lambchop will journey up to Glasgow for a one off show on March 5th, before the shows draw to a close in Bristol on March 7th.

Tickets are on sale now.

Lambchop are set to play the following shows:

1 London Barbican
4 Gateshead The Sage
5 Glasgow Oran Mor
6 Manchester Cathedral
7 Bristol The Fleece

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