“It is often said that the album is dead. We don’t believe this is true” – Justin, Michael, Dean, Marshall and Ceri In October 1980 three musicians took to the stage in their hometown of Bradford to play a gig under the name New Model Army. Led by frontman and songwriter Justin Sullivan, this was the start of a remarkable journey which, almost 40 years on, has seen New Model Army develop a fervent worldwide fanbase and reach multiple milestones of both creative and commercial success.
Members have changed over the years and musical styles have evolved but at the heart of the band Justin has remained, along with a distinct and sincere belief in the power of music to inspire and effect change on a personal and political scale, both locally and globally. With the band’s hugely acclaimed albums Between Dog And Wolf (2013) and Winter(2016) bringing renewed critical appreciation, chart success and an ever-growing audience of new fans to join the legion of faithful devotees, New Model Army return in 2019 with one of the finest records of their career.
From Here was recorded earlier this year on the tiny Norwegian island of Giske at the beautiful Ocean Sound Recordings studio and reflects the spectacular isolation of that environment yet has profound messages for the world we all live in and the times we are experiencing.
“We all have different lives and different tastes in almost everything, including music”, say the band. “One thing we have in common is the love of bleak, open, cold, rugged landscapes – water, snow, rock. So this was the perfect place for us to work on something collectively – at all times while we were working, we could look up and see the sky, the sea and melting snow on the mountains, all in a constant state of change. So this album has a feel that is different to our other albums, but it still contains all the elements that characterise our peculiarly unidentifiable music – perhaps even more than ever. And ‘From Here’ was an obvious title. The record belongs to a very special place and a particular time – what is happening in the world, where we are as a band and where we are as people.” For a taste of the music and the environment in which it was recorded, click here The album will be released on August 23rd via EarMusic, ahead of a major UK & European tour later this year.
From Here will be available as a CD Hardcover Mediabook, Double 180g-Vinyl Gatefold and Digital. A Strictly Limited 2LP Splattered Vinyl-Edition, a Limited 7” Vinyl Single and various bundles will be available via an exclusive direct to consumer web shop: newmodelarmy.tmstor.es
End Of Days
Where I Am
Watch And Learn
NEW MODEL ARMY – FROM HERE TOUR 2019 08 Oct SOUTHAMPTON 1865 // UK 09 Oct PARIS Maroquinerie // France 10 Oct DORTMUND FZW // Germany 11 Oct HAMBURG Markthalle // Germany 12 Oct BERLIN Huxleys // Germany 13 Oct POZNAN Tama // Poland 15 Oct GDYNIA Ucho // Poland 16 Oct WARSAW Proxima // Poland 17 Oct WROCLAW Stary Klasztor // Poland 18 Oct KRAKOW Kwadrat // Poland 19 Oct BUDAPEST A38 // Hungary 22 Oct WINTERTHUR Salzhaus // Switzerland 23 Oct FRIBOURG Fri-Son // Switzerland 24 Oct FREIBURG Jazzhaus // Germany 25 Oct MUNCHEN Backstage // Germany 26 Oct STUTTGART LKA // Germany 27 Oct NURNBERG Hirsh // Germany 29 Oct DRESDEN Beatpol // Germany 30 Oct FRANKFURT Batschkapp // Germany 31 Oct LOSHEIM Eisenbahnhalle // Germany
01 Nov RIJKEVORSEL De Singer // Belgium 02 Nov STRASBOURG La Laiterie // France 13 Nov BRISTOL SWX // UK 14 Nov LONDON Electric Ballroom // UK 15 Nov CAMBRIDGE Junction // UK 16 Nov LEEDS Stylus // UK 17 Nov CARDIFF Tramshed // UK 19 Nov CHESTER Live Rooms // UK 20 Nov NEWCASTLE Boiler Shop // UK 21 Nov EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms // UK 22 Nov MANCHESTER o2 Ritz // UK 23 Nov BIRMINGHAM o2 Institute // UK 30 Nov ISTANBUL Zorlu PSM Studio // Turkey
12 Dec BRIGHTON Concorde 2 // UK 13 Dec AMSTERDAM Melkweg // Netherlands 14 Dec COLOGNE Palladium // Germany 21 Dec NOTTINGHAM Rock City // UK