Friday 28 July 2017

The Districts - Violet

Following on from their recent single If Before I Awake, The Districts return with their trudging new single Violet. Taken from their forthcoming new album 'Popular Manipulations', out August 11th on Fat Possum, the band continue to introduce new ideas to their dynamic sound as they culminate their swirling hazy guitars in to a gorgeous cathartic release. "Lyrically, ‘Violet,’ deals with ideas of possessiveness, intimacy, sex, dependency, and how they're used manipulatively. Kind of a look at how these things can be beautiful but are also used as devices, usually unconsciously which is the somewhat terrifying part" explains explains Rob Grote. "There is a pervasive thing throughout a lot of classic and modern popular music where ideas of ‘needing’ and referring to a romantic partner with a tone of ownership are normal and poignant lyrical topics. This song was using those same ideas but observing the strangeness in them, rather than celebrating them. Structurally the song reflects that strangeness by restraining and exploding somewhat irregularly". Take a listen for yourselves below.

UK Dates
8/25 - Reading, UK - Reading Festival
8/26 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival
8/27 - Hull, UK - Fruit
8/29 - Newcastle, UK - Cluny
8/30 - Edinburgh, UK - Caves
8/31 - Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
9/2 - Bristol, UK - The Downs
9/3 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms
9/5 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega
9/6 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
9/7 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
9/11 - Brighton, UK - Haunt


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