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Mike Skinner declares new The Streets album

Mike Skinner declares new The Streets album


Mike Skinner announces new The Streets album The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light

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Mike Skinner has introduced the primary full size The Streets album since Computer systems and Blues in 2011. The album The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Mild is accompanied by Skinner’s debut characteristic movie of the identical identify and will probably be launched on 679 Recordings/Warner Music UK Ltd on October twentieth.

To accompany the announcement, The Streets share a primary taster from the file, Troubled Waters and in help of the album Skinner has introduced a headline UK tour starting on the October twenty sixth, culminating at London’s historic Alexandra Palace on the November sixteenth.

Of the file, Skinner says, “It has been seven lengthy years engaged on this movie and album. It’s one thing I’ve all the time needed to do and after dipping my toe in with some shorts and music movies, I felt I used to be prepared. I attempted to go the standard route for a bit, however it’s all the time served me higher to comply with my instincts and simply get on with it myself, so I’ve directed it, acted in it, edited, sound blended, funded, produced all of it in addition to written it. The album doesn’t exist with out it. In the end it’s all of the fruits of a decade on the DJ circuit, watching folks in golf equipment and again rooms, testing out beats and basslines to see what related – and placing all of it collectively into The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Mild”.

With echoes of Authentic Pirate Materials and A Grand Don’t Come for Free, The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Mild appears like a traditional Streets album, crammed with Skinner’s trademark lyrical wizardry and beats. All songs written by Skinner however options vocal contributions from longtime collaborators Kevin Mark Path and Robert Harvey, in addition to a observe that includes Teef. The songs on the album soundtrack the movie and likewise play the position of narrator of the movie at occasions, and while neither the album or movie exist with out one another, each might be loved individually.


The primary taster for the file is Troubled Waters, which sees euphoria-inducing synthesiser stabs cascade via the observe and is underpinned by Skinner’s trademark lyrical aptitude. A minimalistic half-step beat gives the backdrop to the gritty realism of Skinner’s storytelling, which fervently advances with a fast altering of tempo. Stripped again drum and bass rattles with the observe because the association unfolds into its latter phases.


twenty sixth Oct – Nottingham @ Rock Metropolis
twenty seventh Oct – Manchester @ O2 Victoria Warehouse
twenty eighth Oct – Sheffield @ O2 Academy
2nd Nov – Glasgow @ O2 Academy
third Nov – Newcastle @ O2 Metropolis Corridor
4th Nov – Leeds @ O2 Academy
ninth Nov – Liverpool @ The Mountford Corridor
tenth Nov – Birmingham @ O2 Academy
thirteenth Nov – Norwich @ The Nick Rayns LCR
14th Nov – Bournemouth @ O2 Academy
sixteenth Nov – London @ Alexandra Palace


Mike Skinner announces new The Streets album The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light
Picture Credit score: Ben Cannon


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