IndianRedLopez have been pretty quiet over the last 6 months as they worked on new material for the follow up to their 2011 debut "Open Your Lungs & Breathe". Its a debut that certainly caught peoples attention with its interesting song structures, lyrical depth and their multi-sensory live shows.
So what can you expect from its follow up?
"IndianRedLopez make a welcome return with their second full-length record, Commit, due for release on 17th March 2014 via Cease:Stop Records. This latest offering follows up their excellent debut album, Empty Your Lungs And Breathe, which made waves online gaining coverage on the likes of Rock Sound, Drowned in Sound, The Skinny, The 405 and Artrocker and saw the band named Best Electronic Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.
Commit immediately evokes feelings of a band who have grown leaps and bounds since their debut album. This record offers an endless depth - a depth which showcases the work of a band who are firmly coming into their element. The opening track ‘Any Given City’ kicks proceedings off, emoting heartfelt lyrics, beautiful harmonies and synth soundscapes that dreamily envelope the listener. The album undulates through various genres as Giorgio Moroder and Talk Talk style 80’s synth-pop meets shoegaze stalwarts such as Mew and Spiritualized. The bands ability to play with, and blend genres so seamlessly, is no more apparent on tracks like ‘No Longer Dying’ - lead singer Mike’s echoing vocals are flanked by samples, unabated keys and synths and a driven, piercing drumbeat.
Commit was self-recorded in the bands own bunker studio in Aberdeen and at a cottage in the idyllic surroundings of Loch Fyne in Scotland. To promote the release, IndianRedLopez aim to stage a variety of pop-up style events, collaborative art events and listening parties, as well as embarking on a tour of the UK and Europe with dates in Holland and Belgium lined up."
So if you like the sound of Spiritualized meets Giorgio Moroder than you should probably head over here and purchase yourself a copy. Its nice to see an 'Ears & Wears Bundle' option aswell, Mike's design work is top notch and looks great on t shirts. And if you would rather try before you buy then I suggest checking out the new video for "No Longer Dying" below and getting along to one of the many UK gigs they have lined up (see full dates below) as Lopez are one of the best live bands going. I can testify to this after watching their rehearsals every night down at bunker! You can purcahse tickets for the Scottish tour dates here.
Certainly the people of Peterhead are in for a riot tomorrow night with a home town gig accompanied by Steven Milne and CS Buchan and the following weeks see's the band take on the Peacock Visual Arts space which always makes for an excellent gig venue, lots of white walls for projecting onto!
Friday 7 March - Peterhead - SHMEET - Dangerous Club
Friday 14 March - Aberdeen - Peacocks Visual Arts
Saturday 15 March - Edinburgh - Sneaky Pete's
Sunday 16 March - Glasgow - Stereo
Monday 17 March - Release Day - Brighton - The Prince Albert
Wednesday 19 March - Comines - France - Carpe Diem
Thursday 20 March -Den Haag - 330 Live
Friday 21 March - Rotterdam - Vagabond
Friday 21 March - Rotterdam - Live radio session - Live Uit Lloyd - RTV Rijnmond
Saturday 22 March - Brussels - Rock Classic
"Commit" is officially release on March 17th via Cease:Stop Records.