Goldfrapp release their new album ‘Tales Of Us’ through Mute on September 9. Their sixth album, ‘Tales Of Us’ is written and produced by band members Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory and was recorded at their studio in the English countryside.
‘Tales Of Us’ has been two years in the crafting and is Goldfrapp’s most narrative, cinematic and intimate recording so far. All the songs bar one are named in the first person, which takes the poetry of Goldfrapp’s considered music somewhere brand new.With its uniquely cinematic narrative, filmmaker Lisa Gunning is creating a film to accompany the album, which will be shown in cinemas later this year. The film for ‘Drew’ (below) is the first taster of what’s to follow.
Goldfrapp kick-start a summer of live performances with two shows at the Manchester International Festival this week (17 & 18 July) when they will be performing ‘Tales Of Us’ live for the very first time, accompanied by the Royal Northern College of Music string orchestra. The band will then be performing at Somerset House on 20 July before going on to headline the Lovebox main stage on Sunday 21 July. The summer shows are a precursor to a European headline tour in October and November. The album’s out September 9, for full tour dates, check: www.goldfrapp.com