Synergy Concerts presents:
Washington Irving - 'August 1914' Album Launch
Entry Requirements: 18+
Washington Irving return with August 1914, a ten-part journey through love, death, human connection, and grief that lulls you in with upbeat rhythms and tender refrains, layered with loud, crashing emotion and an intensity that's addictive.
The Scottish quintet spent a couple of years in the wilderness since releasing their last collection of EPs, Palomides Vol I and II, they have crafted a fiery group of songs that tell a whole different story.
They took their own journey to produce the album, travelling to the state of New York to work with Kevin McMahon - known for his work with Fat White Family, Swans, and Real Estate – and came home with a triumph of an album. The fruit of three years’ work and Creative Scotland backing, August 1914 delivers immersive, demanding, rough-but-beautiful tracks that show us what Washington Irving are made of.
Original artwork by Poland’s critically acclaimed Jakub Rozalski brings the atmosphere of war and apocalypse beautifully to life. After the release of the unrelenting first single We Are All Going to Die and a UK and Ireland tour with New Jersey’s punk heroes Titus Andronicus, new track Petrograd shows the depth of Washington Irving’s material.
Watch the video by Toronto-based graphic designer Andy Friesen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMX3-Iof420.
The band's powerful live form has seen them tour with Frightened Rabbit, Other Lives and Wintersleep. April 29th will see Washington Irving return to Stereo in Glasgow for a one-night gig to showcase this impressive new work. Buy tickets here: http://www.washingtonirvingband.com/live
August 1914 is available on deluxe gatefold vinyl and download from March 25th. Pre-order now from: http://www.musicglue.com/washingtonirving
Washington Irving are: Kieran Heather, Rory MacDonald, Martin Anfield, Chris McGarry and Joseph Black
"Washington Irving have found a wonderful balance between that beautiful Scottish habit of being completely miserable ... and fantastically upbeat." Rockfeedback
“Fusing their love of folk music with a wide, careering record collection, what emerges is rough, tough, and blood thirsty.” CLASH