Lonely The Brave today announce “Things Will Matter”, their much anticipated second LP, alongside a second taster from the album in “What If You Fall In” and a short UK tour around release.
You can check the video for “What If You Fall In” HERE.
Recorded with leading producer Ross Orton (Drenge, M.I.A, Arctic Monkeys) “Things Will Matter” allowed the band time to work further on textures and atmospherics, to create the expansive sound they had aimed for. “Things Will Matter” also marks their first full album featuring second guitarist Ross Smithwick; the interplay between himself and founding guitarist Mark Trotter adding more depth to an already epic sound. Experimentation and ambition are a key part of a record brimming with ideas – from the pulse behind the minimalist, claustrophobic opener “Wait In The Car” to the cataclysmic post-rock magnificence of closer “Jaws Of Hell”, this is a play-through album. There’s the doomy intensity of comeback track “Black Mire”, through to the hooks David Jakes is already well known for in the anthemic choruses to “Rattlesnakes”, “Dust & Bones” and first single “Radar”.
Lonely The Brave’s debut, “The Day’s War”, was an album both critically acclaimed and adored by fans, receiving the full 5K’s in a lead Kerrang! review and a similarly glowing two-page lead in Rock Sound. What set Lonely The Brave apart from their peers was how they couldn’t be hemmed into that rock world alone – also picking up accolades from the likes of The Independent, The Telegraph, Mojo and The Guardian and prestigious support slots with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and band favourite Deftones. All of which pointed to a diversity in their sound, a perceived longevity and perception beyond their young years as a band. And a fair one too, the group evoking a classic, alternative-rock sound ahead of others, influenced by the diverse likes of dEUS, Screaming Trees, Mogwai, Defeater, Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam and The National.
Retaining that strong sense of melody and thoughtful lyricism that has won them such a dedicated fanbase already, yet still pushing the envelope further in terms of what the band are capable of, “Things Will Matter” feels like the natural progression from a band hitting their stride and full of confidence after nearly two years in the spotlight.
Lonely The Brave are:
David Jakes – Vocals
Mark Trotter – Guitar
Ross Smithwick – Guitar
Andrew Bushen – Bass
Gavin “Mo” Edgeley – Drums
Upcoming live dates:
Moles – Bath – April 27th
Handmade Festival – O2 Academy, Leicester – April 29th – May 1st
MK11 – Milton Keynes – April 29th
The Zephyr – Leamington Spa – 17th May
The Cavern – Exeter – 18th May
Corn Exchange – Cambridge – 20th May
The Open – Norwich – 23rd May
Sub89 – Reading – 24th May
Riverside – Newcastle – 27th May