Monday, August 23, 2010
Pure Reason Revolution: The 3rd album "Hammer and Anvil" is released in Europe on October 18th
“A jaw-droppingly ambitious feat …one of the greatest new bands in Britain.”
“Ballsy and anthemic"
“In a world of musical conservatism, this lot walk unafraid”
“Pure Reason Revolution merge progressive and rock with electronica in ways that not even Muse could possibly have imagined.”
Pure Reason Revolution are proof a band can be influenced by ELO, Smashing Pumpkins, Soulwax, Depeche Mode and The Beach Boys all at once, yet make sense of a vision that brings those disparate voices together into a sound that combines electronic dance rhythms, pop hooks and sublime vocal harmonies with huge rock riffs. Over the years PRR have ‘stuck to their guns’ and built a formidable live reputation sharing stages alongside the likes of Mew, Porcupine Tree, Secret Machines and Editors. “When we started we were unaware of what we could achieve as individuals, now we’ve all learned what our strengths and weaknesses are and how to use them.” (Chloë)
PURE REASON REVOLUTION
“Hammer and Anvil”
(SUPERBALL MUSIC | EMI)
Release Date Europe: October 18th | Release Date G/A/S: October 15th
Available as a standard jewel case and a ltd. digipak + bonus DVD feat. a live concert in London 2010.
The upcoming third album entitled “Hammer and Anvil” is inspired by a myriad of influences, but in particular war. “I’ve been researching my ancestry; specifically Great Granddad & his role in WW1… I’m staggered by the sheer enormity, the valour, the dead, the mass destruction.” (Jon Courtney)
“Hammer and Anvil” is co-produced by Jon Courtney & Tom Bellamy (Cooper Temple Clause, Losers, White Belt Yellow Tag). Regarding the recordings Jon states: “The recording process was new territory for me; some songs I’d take to Tom fully developed & with a large palette of sounds, others were simple vox/piano sketches that were then built into complete productions. It was a really exciting collaboration.”
In addition to the dates below, a full UK/European tour from mid Nov will soon be announced.
September 4th (NL) SUSTEREN, Koppelpop Festival
September 17th (UK) LONDON, Club NME@Koko
September 18th (UK) PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms
September 28th (GER) KÖLN, Gebäude 9
September 29th (FRA) PARIS, International
September 30th (NL) AMSTERDAM, Bitterzoet
December 9th (UK) London, The Scala
(a unique finale show, details to come. Advance ticket holders only will get a DVD of the show at half price)
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