THE BLOOD CHOIR launch into 2019 with news of an unusual EP release, and a clutch of UK live shows.
The Anglo-Danish post-rock pair comprising of Robin Maddicott and Joe Mountain will reconvene this year for a special PRE-P issue of their Dartmoor recordings, which will be released officially for the first time on 1st March 2019 via their independent imprint Village Recordings.
Once an object of pure fable among Blood Choir fans, the four tracks that comprise the long-rumoured collection known as the Dartmoor EP were initially recorded between 2007-2009, dating back long-before the band’s acclaimed 2012 debut album No Windows to the Old World.
Unearthed by Mountain and Maddicott in 2019, these time-capsule recordings have been remixed and revitalized in the studio with the assistance of Jon Walker, with further mastering by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering.
Initially only passed to close friends by the band themselves, over a decade after their conception the tracks will become universally available as something of a record out-of-time, wittily dubbed a PRE-P, this March 2019.
While something of a black-sheep in the band’s ‘official’ back catalogue, Dartmoor is nonetheless an essential component in understanding the origins, ambitions and influences that would come to define the band’s later work.
In anticipation of the new release, The Blood Choir are also pleased to announce a run of UK tour dates taking place throughout February and March, with confirmed appearances in Sheffield, Nottingham, Winchester, Warminster and Bath. Catch them at West Street Live in Sheffield on February 25th.