Following on from their recent headline dates, their UK tour with Marmozets, their European tour with A Perfect Circle, and headlining the 2000 Trees Festival 2nd Stage, BLACK PEAKS will be playing further summer festivals including ArcTanGent and Reading / Leeds.
The Brighton band have also released their huge new single ELECTRIC FIRES, the band’s third new single this year, and will release their hugely anticipated ADRIAN BUSHBY produced [Grammy Award Winner for his work with FOO FIGHTERS and MUSE] second album, ALL THAT DIVIDES, on 5 October through Rise Records / BMG.
Speaking about ELECTRIC FIRES, front man Will Gardner says: “Electric Fires was one of the first songs we wrote for All That Divides, and was one that had a few live outings towards the end of the Status album tour. The song, in many ways, is one of our most straight-forward. Lyrically, the song is a bit of a sarcastic comment on the beliefs of certain conspiracy theorists, flat-earthers etc. Essentially, we just had fun with that idea, and wrote a song about how our alien forefathers came here from Mars at the dawn of civilisation to build the pyramids which, of course, 100% totally happened. Stay woke, kids”.
BLACK PEAKS have already released the singles HOME and CAN’T SLEEP, the latter being a BBC Radio One Rock Show Rockest Record and Huw Steven’s Single of The Week in April, and is the opening track on ALL THAT DIVIDES.
Will Gardner on the ALL THAT DIVIDES album: “Lyrically, at least, this album represents the fear of a future where freedom is restricted. Over the last two years we, as a band, have been incredibly lucky to have been able to travel across Europe and play our music. This happened to take place during a period where various political changes, at home and abroad, made us focus a lot about the freedom and right to travel. We have seen people, families, relationships and countries divided by conflict and political upheaval, and our reaction to this is a core lyrical theme running through the album”.
ALL THAT DIVIDES follows their universally acclaimed 2016 debut album STATUES, which saw the band playlisted on BBC Radio One with the track SAVIOUR, and tour throughout Europe with the likes of ARCHITECTS, MASTODON, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, PROPHETS OF RAGE and DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN.
Live-wise, BLACK PEAKS will be on a full UK and European tour after the album release, with some incredible festival appearances and supports along the way. They will be playing at The Key Club in Leeds on October 16th.