Augustines return with their first new material in two years, the single, Are We Alive.
Are We Alive, released on 1st April, is the first single to be taken from the New York-based band’s upcoming third album, which will follow on Caroline International later this year. Augustines join Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on tour in Europe in early-mid April, before heading to the UK for a brace of headline shows, starting at the Electric Ballroom on Tuesday 19th April.
Tuesday 19th April LONDON, ELECTRIC BALLROOM
Wednesday 20th MANCHESTER, Academy 2
Althought their acclaimed debut album was released in 2011, singer/guitarist Billy McCarthy and multi-instrumentalist Eric Sanderson have been making music together since the formation of their band Pela in 2001. The dissolution of that band led to the start of Augustines. With the duo now joined by drummer Rob Allen, the band’s deeply personal first album, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, resonated hugely with fans and critics alike. They embarked on extensive touring of UK and European dates and festivals, including Reading / Leeds, and Pukklepop. June 2014 saw Augustines head back into the studio to record their eponymous second album, the release of which was supported with expansive touring that culminated in a sold out headline date at London’s legendary Roundhouse (cap. 3300), a show that was filmed for use in an upcoming documentary about the band.
Augustines headed to a Los Angeles studio in November 2015 to work on the songs that would become their third long player. Ahead of the album’s release and the band’s upcoming headline and Noel Gallagher shows, Augustines lead singer Billy McCarthy is currently on a solo European tour, Journals, Maps, Stories and Songs.