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Foxing Release Title Track In Five Languages

Foxing have released their new song, ‘Nearer My God’, from their forthcoming record, which is due out August 10. Five different versions of the track have been announced. The first, and the one that appears on the album, spotlights the classic delicate-to-desperate delivery fans have come to expect from vocalist Conor Murphy; an aching tale of an artist’s most honest vulnerability. The four that follow express the same sentiment in an equally moving manor, but they’re performed in Spanish, French, German, and Japanese.

“The language idea started as a “wouldn’t it be cool” thing that just kept going. The whole point was to put in a fraction of the effort that most international artists put it. The goal was to show respect and appreciation. Each step was difficult because we wanted to get it as right as possible and my only knowledge outside of English is some high school French. Each of the four foreign languages had its own set of difficulties but, after working with 70ish translators and friends for a few months, we've got one song in five tongues."

Strangely enough, ‘Nearer My God’ was actually on the chopping block as the band was nearing the end of recording with producer Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie, The Decemberists). “I kept zeroing in on it as something that had a lot of emotional weight and felt really relatable to me,” Walla told Stereogum in an interview last month.

AUGUST TOUR DATES:

Thurs 9th – Bush Hall, London

Fri 10th – Bush Hall, London

Sat 11th – The Haunt, Brighton

Sun 12th – Rebellion, Manchester

Mon 13th – Whelan’s, Dublin

Tues 14th – Stereo, Glasgow

Wed 15th – The Cluny, Newcastle

Thurs 16th – Arctangent Festival, Bristol

 

 

 

John Carpenter Announces New Tour

The Master of Horror, John Carpenter, has announced that he'll be bringing his gripping live show back to Europe this Autumn. The tour, in support of Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, which came out late last year on Sacred Bones, has already toured across the US and is now it's set to hit cities across the UK and mainland Europe.

The announcement comes ahead of the release of the next instalment in the Halloween movie franchise. The new film is set for release this October and is the first to have Carpenter involved since 1982's Halloween III, with him acting as Executive Producer and working on the soundtrack.

The John Carpenter live show made it's debut in 2016, touring across the world and taking in two weeks in the UK which culminated with two nights at London's The Troxy over All Hallows' Eve. The show was described as "The perfect Halloween treat *****" by The Telegraph and The Guardian said he "rampages through a wall-shaking 90-minute set of his movie music with grisly glee. ****"

The live shows see Carpenter joined onstage by his stellar band, comprised of his son Cody Carpenter on synthesizer, his godson Daniel Davies on guitar, John Spiker on bass, John Konesky on guitar and Scott Seiver on drums.

The forthcoming dates are:

Oct 16: London, UK @ Eventim Apollo

Oct 18: Newcastle, UK @ Tyne Theatre

Oct 19: Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands

Oct 21: Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall

 

 

 

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