Penguin Cafe share their latest single Galahad from their upcoming album Rain Before Seven… on Erased Tapes along with details of a UK tour later this year.
Galahad is a triumphant celebration of Arthur’s beloved dog who died, aged 16, written in an irrepressible 15/8 time signature.
Speaking about the track, Arthur explains; “I wrote this about my dog Gally, who lived to a great old age and was there for many important parts of my life — and I think it's more generally a piece about remembering friends and family who are no longer alive but are still a hugely positive part of one’s consciousness.”
Today they announce the UK run with more dates to follow.
06.07. London — Rough Trade East (in-store)
09.07. Brighton — Resident (in-store)
06.08. Oxfordshire — Wilderness Festival
02.11. Sunderland — The Fire Station
03.11. Leeds — Howard Assembly Room
04.11. Kendal — Brewery Arts
05.11. Aberdeen — Aberdeen Music Hall
06.11. Edinburgh — The Queen’s Hall
14.11. London — Union Chapel
16.11. Bury St Edmunds — The Apex
17.11. Brighton — Brighton Dome
02.12. Bodmin — St Petroc’s Church
03.12. Bristol — Bristol Beacon
· pre-order the album on LP · CD · DL
· book tickets to the tour
We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be co-curating this year’s Fat Out Fest in Manchester on September 22, featuring performances from Rival Consoles, Hatis Noit, Penguin Cafe and Douglas Dare –performing reworks of their songs with the BBC Philharmonic at the University of Salford. The show is hosted by presenter Elizabeth Alker and will be recorded for BBC Radio 3’s Unclassified.
Today, Penguin Cafe announce their fifth studio album, Rain Before Seven… due for release on July 7. They also share the video and single In Re Budd. A sense of optimism infuses Rain Before Seven… not the braggadocious, overconfident kind, but more a blithe, self-effacing optimism in keeping with the national character. Even when all signs point to the contrary, it operates within the certainty that things are going to be alright. Probably.
We are enthralled to share the 10th Anniversary Special Edition of Lubomyr Melnyk’s first album for Erased Tapes, Corollaries. Recorded 2012 in Berlin with Peter Broderick at the producer’s helm, and released in April 2013, it brought Melnyk’s lifelong dedication to the piano to new audiences.