New track The 17th out now… new album in October…
Courteeners precede the release of their brilliant fifth album Mapping The Rendezvous with a brand new track on Ignition Records (released digitally August 12th 2016). The track is available immediately as an instant grat with all digital pre-orders of the album.
The 17th is a gleaming, monstrously huge pop song that wraps itself around a keenly observed lyric about outsider culture and hedonistic escape. It’s Courteeners most confident release yet and the perfect herald for the forthcoming album Mapping The Rendezvous (released 21st October 2016). Produced by the band’s regular collaborator Joe Cross (Hurts), Mapping The Rendezvousfeatures eleven new tracks:
1 Lucifer’s Dreams
3 No One Will Ever Replace Us
4 De La Salle
5 Tip Toes
6 Not For Tomorrow
7 Finest Hour
8 The Dilettante
9 Modern Love
10 Most Important
11 The 17th
Courteeners frontman Liam Fray on Mapping The Rendezvous: “Last year was fucking unreal, the biggest and best we’ve ever had. Now we’re back again to show that you don’t have to be perfect to be loved and that lost causes are the ones most worth sticking with. We’ve finally finished our best (and dare I even suggest, sexiest) set of songs ever so get ready to unleash your inner Danny Zuko and prepare to be (at least mildly) impressed.”
The 17th and Mapping The Rendezvous are the band’s first releases for Ignition Records (home to Noel Gallagher, Primal Scream and the Coral). The album follows the spectacular success of 2014’s Concrete Love and the subsequent tour that saw Courteeners sell out venues all across the country before playing a record breaking seven nights at the Manchester Apollo last Christmas. Prior to that, their sold out headline gig at Heaton Park in summer 2015 saw them play to an audience of over 30,000.
Following this year’s gigs supporting the Stone Roses and a triumphant T In The Park performance, Courteeners play the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals (27th/28th August).