THE TEA STREET BAND have announced details of their new album Frequency, to be released November 9th on Modern Sky UK.
The commemorate the release the band will perform to a SOLD OUT crowd at Liverpool District (16 Nov), with an extra show just announced due to overwhelming popular demand (15 Nov). In addition, the band have now announced a run of additional UK shows with a date at The Fox & Newt in Leeds on November 24th.
The Tea Street Band follow in the tradition of tunefully idiosyncratic Liverpool bands like The Coral, The Lightning Seeds, and Shack, though their blissful electronica sounds like none of those bands. Rather, The Tea Street Band are closer to artists like Tunng and This Is The Kit, blending instrumentation with synths and beats. Like so many Liverpool artists, at the heart of The Tea Street Band is a keen ear for melody. Driven by propulsive hooks, their songs grab from the get-go, often building to a euphoric rush.
Recorded over a year in Liverpool’s fabled Parr Street Studios with Chris Taylor (Ian Brown, Millburn), Frequency is a big leap forward for The Tea Street Band. “The writing process was different than the first album,” says frontman Timo Tierney. “We wrote it together, with all of us having a massive input on each song, the title and the art work (photo by John Johnson, designed by Dom Foster). It’s all of ours. We have all pushed each other musically and that can be heard on songs like Sacré-Coeur and Marseille Blues.”
Like any great second album, Frequency is the sound of a band who have found their sound whilst constantly pushing for more.