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TRACK OF THE DAY: Astrid – ‘Danger Signals’

Posted on the 22 July 2019 by Rw/ff @rwffmusic
After becoming one of Scotland’s best-loved indie groups during the 90s and early 2000s, the highly melodic Astrid are back with a new album and tour this year. With core members Willie Campbell and Charlie Clark still at the center of the band, their new line-up is proving to be a highly enjoyable live unit. The forthcoming ‘Fall Stand Dance’ features ten tracks that reflect the different sides to this group, and the places that they have traveled over the years.
‘Danger Signals’ is the third single to be taken from the album. While the previous offerings included the good-time Beach Boys rock n roll of ‘Over The Hill’, and ‘Poison Reaction’ which charmed with its swooning jangle-pop, ‘Danger Signals’ delivers melancholic alt-rock embellished with more of those wonderful harmonies that have always been a trademark of Campbell and Clark’s work. The band describe the song as “a love letter to 90’s tinged indie pop, describes the struggle of early sobriety and the journey of looking for love and hope in all the wrong places.”

‘Danger Signals’ will be released via Edwyn Collins’ AED label August 2nd with the album to follow September 2019. The video, shot by Astrid’s own Charlie Clark, is a collection of footage shot from tours and festivals since the band reformed including album pre-production footage from Los Angeles. The release of ‘Fall, Stand, Dance’, their fourth album, will mark the 20th Anniversary of their debut, ‘Strange Weather Lately’, which was also produced by Edwyn Collins.

After a triumphant return to the live scene in March 2019 Astrid will be back on tour:

Friday August 1st – Beauly, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
Friday August 9th  – Stornoway, Stramash Festival
Wednesday August 28th * – Glasgow QMU
Thursday August 29th * – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
Monday September 2nd * – Inverness, Ironworks
Tuesday September 3rd * – Dundee, Beat Generator Live
Wednesday September 4th * – Newcastle, Boilershop
Thursday September 5th * – Leeds, Brudenell
Wednesday September 11th – Glasgow, King Tuts
Thursday September 12th * – London Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday September 28th – Ullapool, Loopallu Festival
Saturday November 16th – Shiiine On Festival, Minehead Arena
* Supporting Edwyn Collins
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