ATO Records have signed St. Paul & The Broken Bones to its roster of Grammy-winners and breakout stars. The Birmingham, AL-based 8-piece shared a new visual with the announcement and plan to release a new album in 2022.
WATCH VIDEO TRAILER HERE
St. Paul & The Broken Bones reached tremendous heights with their three previous full-length albums, each of which debuted in the Billboard 200. They were the first musical guest to perform on Stephen Colbert’s iteration of The Late Show, their legendary NPR Tiny Desk Concert has over 7 million views and they’ve appeared on multiple additional TV programs ranging from Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Seth Meyers to Austin City Limits and CBS This Morning - Saturday.
One of the great live bands to emerge in the past few years, St. Paul & The Broken Bones have converted new fans from the first down beat on several tours across the globe. And while they quickly rose to fame with the “raw, dizzying soul” (Esquire) captured on their 2014 debut 'Half The City 'and 2016’s 'Sea Of Noise', they continued to grow. Their 2018 album, 'Young Sick Camelia', found them working with Kendrick Lamar/Alicia Keys collaborator Jack Splash and drawing inspiration from Radiohead as much as Stax. By signing with ATO, the band joins a community of artists that includes Black Pumas, Brittany Howard, My Morning Jacket, Chicano Batman, Emily King, Nick Hakim and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard among others.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones is led by Paul Janeway on vocals and features Jesse Phillips (bass), Browan Lollar (guitar), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone), and Amari Ansari (saxophone).
“We are very excited for this next chapter in the band’s journey. ATO has been a perfect fit for where the band is going and wants to be. We are so grateful for the opportunity to join the ATO family.” - Paul Janeway, St. Paul & The Broken Bones
St. Paul & The Broken Bones are currently on tour with US dates extending through October. They will tour the UK and Europe in February with more dates to be announced soon.
About ATO Records:
ATO Records (According To Our Records) is an independent record label committed to artists and building their careers. Founded in 2000, the label roster boasts an extraordinary artist community including Black Pumas, Brittany Howard, My Morning Jacket, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nick Hakim, Emily King, Chicano Batman, Amyl and The Sniffers, Primus, Allen Stone, and many more.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones Tour Dates:
Placebo have announced details of their long-awaited 8th studio album.
Nine years on from the release of their last outing Loud Like Love, Never Let Me Go is confirmed for release on 25th March 2022. Also announced today is a new track from the album, ‘Surrounded By Spies’, along with 2022 headline UK / European tour dates.
Listen to ‘Surrounded By Spies’ here and view the visualiser here.
Pre-order Never Let Me Go and access ticket pre-sale here.
In September, Placebo resurfaced from a long hibernation to release their first single in five years – and first from the new album - ‘Beautiful James’. A joyous and celebratory song, it came quietly loaded with antagonism for the increasingly prominent, ignorant, factions that have come to litter modern conversation. As Brian Molko commented at the time, “If the song serves to irritate the squares and the uptight, so gleefully be it.”
As great masters in cataloguing the human condition, Placebo’s unique way of examining both its flaws and beauty finds fertile ground in 2021. Crawling out of the pandemic into a landscape of intolerance, division, tech-saturation and imminent eco-catastrophe, theirs is a voice that has rarely felt more significant to contemporary discourse, and more appropriate to sing these stories to the world. Within the magnetic slow-burn of new track ‘Surrounded By Spies’ no punches are pulled in confronting the erosion of civil liberties, as Brian Molko’s deft lyrical delivery is married to a creeping sense of claustrophobia that fittingly makes the walls feel as though they are closing in from all around.
Brian Molko comments:
“I began writing the lyrics when I discovered my neighbors were spying on me on behalf of parties with a nefarious agenda. I then began to ponder the countless ways in which our privacy has been eroded and stolen since the introduction of worldwide CCTV cameras that now employ racist facial recognition technologies; the rise of the internet and the cellphone, which has turned practically every user into a paparazzo and spectators in their own lives, and how we have mostly all offered up personal information to enormous multinationals whose sole intent is to exploit us.
I used the cut-up technique invented by William S Burroughs and popularized in modern song by David Bowie. It’s a true story told through a lens of paranoia, complete disgust for modern society’s values and the deification of surveillance capitalism. The narrator is at the end of their tether, hopeless and afraid, completely at odds with our newfound progress and the god of money.”
Placebo have also shared headline UK & European tour dates for 2022.
PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF NEVER LET ME GO VIA THE OFFICIAL STORE TO GET EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE ACCESS TO PLACEBO 2022 UK & EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR.
*Pre-sale access closes November 14th at 11:59PM GMT.
*Pre-sale starts November 15th at 9:00AM GMT.
*General on-sale starts November 17th at 9:00AM GMT
*Maximum 4x tickets per person. "
PLACEBO UK & EUROPEAN 2022 HEADLINE TOUR DATES
Sat 1 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
Tue 4 - Stuttgart, Germany - Schleyerhalle
Thu 6 - Berlin, Germany - Mercedes-Benz Arena
Sat 8 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
Mon 10 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
Tue 11 - Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus
Thu 13 - Helsinki, Finland - Ice Hall Black Box
Fri 14 - Tallin, Estonia - Saku Arena Black Box
Mon 17 - Warsaw, Poland - Expo XXI Hall 3
Wed 19 - Leipzig, Germany - Quarterback Immobilien Arena
Sat 22 - Hamburg, Germany - Barclaycard Arena
Mon 24 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
Wed 26 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
Thu 27 - Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
Sat 29 - Zurich, Switzerland - Samsung Hall
Mon 31 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Universum
Wed 2 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
Fri 4 - Esch El Azette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
Mon 7 - Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena
Tue 8 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
Thu 10 - Nancy, France - Zenith
Fri 11 - Paris, France - Accorhotels Arena
Sun 13 - Bordeaux, France - Arkea Arena
Mon 14 - Rennes, France - La Liberte
Fri 18 - Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall
Sat 19 - Brighton, UK - Brighton Centre
Mon 21 - Liverpool, UK - Eventim Olympia
Tue 22 - Manchester, UK - O2 Victoria Warehouse
Thu 24 - Cardiff, UK - Motorpoint Arena
Sat 26 - London, UK - O2 Brixton Academy
Sun 27 - London, UK - O2 Brixton Academy
Tue 29 - Leicester, UK - De Montford Hall
Wed 30 - Leeds, UK - O2 Academy
Fri 2 - Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall
Sat 3 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy
Mon 5 - Dublin, Ireland - 3 Arena
Wed 7 - Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
Thu 8 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy 1
AIREVILLE PARK…Are you ready? With the festival season well and truly locked in and the sun shining down getting our summer vision coming into focus, we wanted to take a moment and look at Gateways Festival 2022. So, fast forward to July 23rd-24th and is Skipton all set to host this truly memorable weekend of music and family fun…
The team at Gateways are working tirelessly to deliver an event that brings something different and exciting to Skipton. Rewind to August 2021 and the highly acclaimed first Gateways festival that brought huge joy to the massive crowds all enjoying a real feel of freedom in very different times. With that in mind, it's hard not to start imagining how great this year will be as they build on that success and aim without doubt to make this year even bigger and better.
In the midst of a very tough year, Gateways Festival brought a whopping glimmer of light for many. It brought about a real sense of togetherness and belonging that everyone had missed and keeping on track with very similar values, there looks to be the same festival feel this time around.
However, with the added mantra of let’s go large, this year will see the park bursting at the
seams and with so much going on, the only issue for everyone will be fitting it all in.
Massive names, more stages and a huge increase in acts on show and an undoubted big step up from their successful inaugural beginnings. This is set to be one gigantic event, that will ensure Gateways Festival becomes a not to be missed music event for this and many years to come.
With the irrepressible and undeniably brilliant Jake Bugg and indie-rock royalty The Charlatans headlining the weekend, the end of each night is set to be the cherry on the festival cake. Add in a dash 90s icons Cast and Ash, a massive dollop of indie-rock with The Subways and The Sherlocks and not forgetting that much needed sprinkle of girl power with Louise leading out Sleeper, ray of sunshine Lucy Spraggan and Dream Wife all add to the Gateways recipe for success. Not finished with that, there’s many more acts on the menu including the winners of the Battle of the Bands competition and who doesn’t love all love a surprise element to every memorable occasion.
Details of the full line up can be seen on www.gatewaysfestival.co.uk
With food on the mind, Gateways will bring us a huge selection to eat and drink all weekend, so the park might not be the only thing bursting at the seams when the fireworks are sent into the Skipton sky on Saturday and Sunday night. Add in a bigger funfair, Kids Zone, Gin Lounge, more bars, retail outlets and much much more, what more could we possibly want to really get us counting down towards the gateway to summer in the heart of Yorkshire.
Eddie Elliott-Smith, festival director said “We cannot wait for everyone to see everything we have planned for Gateways Festival 2022. With the significant increase in everything from stages to funfair and from food to bar choices, we are continuing to make sure we deliver something of increasing value to everything amazing that Skipton already has to offer.
We have a real sense of pride in making sure that the incredible setting of Aireville Park is alive with everything that we did last year but on a bigger scale and to make the most of an absolutely stunning venue. We want people to see it is a must not be missed event and a permanent marker on everyone's family planner not just this year but for many summers to come”.
Be social, keep up to date with all things at the fest and just be in that loop for what is set to be your… #gatewaytosummer
For tickets log on to www.gatewaysfestival.co.uk
Millie Manders and The Shutup play Leeds Key Club this coming Saturday, 18 June, as part of their headline tour for the new single Sweet Melody.
As their current UK tour comes to an end there's still time to catch this band on the 18th June at The Key Club in Leeds.
"Millie Manders and the Shutup should be on everyone’s playlist."