Following on from the re-release of their ‘Go Outside’ single earlier this February, New York duo Cults are now announcing the release of their debut, set for release in the UK on In The Name Of / Columbia on May 30.
Ever since posting 3 songs anonymously up on Bandcamp in the spring of 2010, excitement and intrigue has been swirling around the band, with the buzz building early this year with their first string of shows in the UK all quickly selling out. Gaining supporters on both sides of the pond, Cults have spent the previous year slowly and steadily building up their reputation as a live band, while also recording their album in the studio with Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, M.I.A) on board as well to engineer their record.
The result is their self-titled LP, set for release in May which is full of offbeat, slanted and enchanted songs. Expanding on the off-kilter tracks like ‘Most Wanted’ and ‘Go Outside’, the album compresses key points in the history of pop – everyone from My Bloody Valentine to Phil Spector to Jay Z and Lesley Gore – and takes it down some unexpected (and sometimes, unexpectedly dark) places indeed.
Cults will also be heading back to the UK in May for their very first UK headline tour. In addition to coveted spots at The Great Escape and Dot to Dot Festival, the band will also be playing their first proper London show at the Scala on May 24.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES:
12 – NME Showcase @ Horatios, The Great Escape – Brighton
16 – Haymakers – Cambridge
17 – Jericho Tavern – Oxford
19 – Leadmill – Sheffield
23 – Hare and Hounds – Birmingham
24 – Scala – London
28 – Dot to Dot Festival – Bristol
29 – Dot to Dot Festival – Nottingham
20 – Dot to Dot Festival – Manchester
1 – Cockpit 2 – Leeds
2 – Nice n’ Sleazys – Glasgow
3 – Tunnels – Aberdeen
5 – Intro Festival, Middlesborough Town Hall – Middlesborough
For more information please visit the official website.