Jamie Lenman has announced details of his new album Devolver! The record is set for release on October 27th (Big Scary Monsters) and we cannot wait! To tide us over, he has also released new single Hell In A Fast Car!
Jamie says; “I wanted to create a shorter, more concise album with plenty of digital elements and danceable rhythms. Like the two singles that came out earlier in the year, the record brings together the riffs and the melodies into the same space, which is how I naturally write, and is the kind of music I like to hear. A lot of the songs are built around the drum beats, which as a drummer myself is often where I start in the writing process. In several places there are long breaks of just the percussion on its own, and it’s been really great to have that space, to let the tracks simmer in their own juices so to speak.”
“There’s an element of risk throughout – on every track there is something that I’ve not done before, in terms of song structure or instrumentation or performance. Very often during the writing process I would get to a point where I could see the way I’d normally continue and I chose to purposely go in the opposite direction in order to create something different.”
Check out Hell In A Fast Car below;
Jamie has also revealed the line-up for a special, one-off festival – Lenmania – at the Boston Music Room and The Dome in Tuffnell Park, London on November 11. Joining Jamie on the bill are; MAIN STAGE (The Dome)
Jamie Lenman (festival headliner)
Employed To Serve (main support)
St Pierre Snake Invasion
2nd STAGE (The Boston Music Rooms)
Palm Reader (headliner)
Fizzy Blood (main supoort)
Hannah Loud Clark (acoustic)
Jamie Lenman (acoustic)
Please note that this a double stage event meaning that at times access to Boston Music Room will be subject to a ‘1 in 1 out’ format so to ensure customer safety.
Jamie explains of the festival; “I’ve been wanting to curate a festival or a stage at a festival for a long time now, because as well as the fantastic bands on the UK scene that everyone knows about, there are also a lot of smaller bands that don’t get so much focus and I wanted a chance to shine a light on them too. When I was a kid lots of venues used to put on all-dayers, It was a concentrated blast of music and if you knew one or two people on the bill you’d come away with five or six new faves. I’m hoping that’s what it’s going to be like for the people that come along – plus I turn 35 that weekend so it’s basically my birthday party. I booked every band on that bill and I love them all so I’m looking forward to watching every act.”