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Black Soul Strangers: new album ‘Animate’ released July 5th

March 29, 2010 by  

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Black Soul Strangers: new album ‘Animate’ released July 5th

Possessing a raw energy that few artists can convincingly convey the Irish Pop Rock quartet have already been championed by NME and Radio 2’s Janice Long and Dermot O Leary as well as bagging an army of cyber fans including who described them as ‘Serious contenders for next big thing status’.

But the next few months will become very interesting for the lads as they prepare to release their debut album Animate. Aptly named, due to its colourful tunes, enlivening quality and inspiring nature, Animate is both big in sound and stature. With tracks like The Haunting (“4 minutes of thrilling and bone tingling poetry” and Lies (“Urgent pop infused head rush”, Animate conveys a plethora of sounds and emotions ranging from the delicate to the immense. Described by as “one of the most eagerly anticipated albums this year”, it incorporates everything from a crashing drum across a studio floor to a 50 strong choral harmony – not to mention, 10 tracks of outstanding quality.

Recorded in Van Morrison’s prestigious Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin (which has seen the likes of The Rolling Stones, REM, Elvis Costello and U2 pass through) the boys’ surrounded themselves with a carefully picked studio team before getting down to business. Produced by Tom McFall, producer and Engineer for Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, Editors, REM and Weezer and mastered by John Davis who has worked with industry heavyweights such as Led Zeppelin, REM, Primal Scream, and Florence and the Machine, Animate offers diversity, originality as well as mainstream appeal. Tom McFall said:

“Black Soul Strangers are one of the most promising young bands I’ve had the pleasure to work with. In Animate, they’ve created a master class in modern Pop Rock that will no doubt prove them to be one of the most talented new bands to emerge in 2010”

Back on the road once again, they will shake stages and blow minds with their mesmerising live set as their tour continues at the following dates:
3rd April – London One Party State – The Barfly Camden
1st May – Camden Crawl
10th May – 93 Feet East
28th July – Death Disco (Notting Hill Arts Club)
18th August – Death Disco (Notting Hill arts Club)



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