New Build has been moved from 25 June to the 23rd of July, original tickets remain vaild.
Hot on the heels of their first tour of the West Coast of the USA, including a now infamous run-in with The Rolling Stones in LA, New Build announce the bands first UK show in a year, at Concrete in Shoreditch on Tuesday July 23rd, after an appearance at Glastonbury Festival 2013 on Sunday 30th June.
Support at Concrete comes from a very, very, very special guest producer, plus friends of New Build DJs and more to be announced…
The band have also unveiled the first song from their forthcoming 2nd album, expected in late 2013, with a self made video; the anthemic “False Thing” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m68fF3wKS9U
Together with touching B-side “Do it all again” it will be available from all good digital stores on 29th July.
At Glastonbury the band find themselves sandwiched between two of the biggest new bands in Britain, The Vaccines and Everything Everything, on Sunday afternoon at the Williams Green Stage.
As for The Rolling Stones, well what happened was the old boys rudely stole the New Build venue in Los Angeles for a secret tiny warm up show for their stadium tour. Then when we were first to tweet this news, the LA Times considered it an act of war… a twitter storm ensued… Expect a cheeky cover version at the show…
In 2012 NEW BUILD released their debut album “Yesterday Was Lived & Lost” via their homemade imprint “Lanark Recordings” and played a handful of select shows. This was followed by a remix EP centred on the song “Your Love”, selected as Nick Grimshaw’s Single of the Week. The year included a successful trip to the SXSW festival, two quickly sold out shows in New York, a sold out string of dates in UK including an ecstatic & packed out album launch party at London’s Corsica Studios with Hot Chip band mates Alexis & Joe in support .
The band comprises three core members: Al Doyle, Felix Martin and Tom Hopkins. Al Doyle is the lyricist and “voice” of the band. He also played with the now-retired LCD Soundsystem. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, bass, percussion, strings, and steel pans. Felix Martin, a fellow member of Hot Chip, is a musician, producer & DJ. Tom Hopkins is a studio engineer and electronic composer who has worked with a number musicians including Janine Rostron (PLANNINGTOROCK), James Murphy and Charles Hayward at Lanark Studio.
The album was well received by critics and described by Pitchfork as “that rarest of spin-offs: the one that lives up to the original”.
The Financial Times Review (4/5) read: New Build share their parent bands’ gift for making vibrant, emotionally expressive electropop… with rare, indeed unique, depth of feeling.
Drawing inspiration from their extensive experience of touring, Doyle, Martin & Hopkins were accompanied by four other musicians for a 7 piece live show that they took around the UK and Europe. They also made two sold out appearances in New York and took a trip to Austin for the South by Southwest Festival. The band features a bewilderingly varied and energetic blend of synthesisers, guitars, drum machines, percussion and steel pan.
In 2012, New Build also found time to write the full musical score for a forthcoming HBO produced documentary “The One That Got Away”, the extraordinary story of Thomas Beck and Edith Greiman who were reunited and fell in love 60 years after being separated in a Hungarian concentration camp (see www.theonethatgotawayfilm.com for more information). The film was screened at the Big Sky Film Festival in Montana in February 2013.