Black Submarine announced a new single ‘Heart First’ & October tour

Black Submarine have announced a new single ‘Heart First’, which will be released on 8th June via Kobalt Music and is taken from their debut album ‘New Shores’ released in March.

The band have also announced an 11-date headline tour in October which commences in Brighton on 2nd October and sees the band headine London Islington Assembly Hall for a final night on 16th October. Black Submarine will also be heading out on tour as support to Echo & The Bunnymen next month.

Mixed by Jim Spencer (Robert Wyatt, Echo & The Bunnymen, Factory Floor, Oasis), Black Submarine’s debut ‘New Shores’ is a 10-track record of spaced-out vocals, deep beats, rolling bass-lines, molten soundscapes, meditative chord sequences and explosive string-arrangements. Sounding like the nether-space between early morning and daybreak, these songs are a transformation of the music that surrounded each member in their early careers, made relevant again by the hybrid of today’s contemporary sound

New single ‘Heart First’ is an emotive and powerful string-laden track with intense vocals that from a hushed start launch into an explosive chorus backed by all-encompassing guitars and drums. It follows the darkly brooding track ‘Here So Rain’ which received support from 6Music, XFM and Radio 2.

After two sell-out debut headline shows in London and Manchester in February, Black Submarine will be back on the road next month with Echo & The Bunnymen and will play their own headine UK tour in October. Full tour dates are as follows:

May (with Echo & The Bunnymen):

Fri 2nd                Leamington Spa         Assembly Rooms

Sat 10th            Oxford                          Academy

Sun 11th            Wolverhampton             Wulfrun Hall

Tues 13th           Newcastle                     Tyne Theatre

Wed 14th           Manchester                   Ritz

Fri 16th              Edinburgh                     Queens Hall

Sat 17th             London                         Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Sun 18th            Bristol                           Academy

Tues 20th           Liverpool                      Philharmonic

October (Headline):

Thurs 2nd           Brighton                        Komedia

Fri 3rd                Manchester                   Ruby Lounge

Sat 4th               Leeds                           Cockpit

Mon 6th             Liverpool                       Kazimier                     

Tues 7th              Preston                          53 Degrees

Wed 8th             Edinburgh                     Electric

Thurs 9th            Glasgow                       Stereo                        

Sun 12th            Bristol                           Fleece

Tues 14th           Birmingham                   Temple

Wed 15th           Nottingham                   Rescue Rooms

Thurs 16th          London                         Islington Assembly Hall

Both tickets for the Echo & The Bunnymen dates and for Black Submarine’s headline tour are now on sale.

Black Submarine are Nick McCabe (ex-The Verve guitarist), Simon Jones (ex-The Verve bassist), Davide Rossi (multi-instrumentalist/string arranger for Goldfrapp/Coldplay), Michele ‘Mig’ Schillace (ex-drummer for Portishead/Santa Cruz) and London-based vocalist Amelia Tucker.