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AWOLNATION announce brand new single + Reading & Leeds Festival appearances

28/04/15

LA electro-rock sensations AWOLNATION have unveiled their radiantly anthemic new single ‘I Am’. The track follows the band’s dazzling return with ‘Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)’. Another shining example of front man Aaron Bruno’s masterful songwriting, ‘I Am’ combines dream-like synths, delicate Sigur Ros-inspired piano and uplifting acoustic guitars. The track even features a beautiful horn outro, further backing up AWOLNATION’s ever growing reputation for being one of today’s most eclectic acts.

The band can now confirm that they will be back in the UK in August, performing at one the world’s most iconic festivals, Reading and Leeds, over the weekend of August 28th – 30th, alongside the likes of Mumford & Sons, The Libertines, Metallica and Bastille. The upcoming festival appearance will provide yet more opportunities to catch AWOLNATION’s explosive live show.

I Am’ comes from the band’s hugely anticipated second album Run, out now. The album was written, performed and produced entirely by musical architect Aaron Bruno. The end result is a finely tuned musical masterwork that is at times, and all at once, sprawling, atmospheric, exuberant, earnest and refined with moments of signature unease. “There is not one second on the record that hasn’t been thoughtfully placed,” says Bruno. “Every single element serves a purpose.” 

To promote the release of Run, the band returned to UK shores for the first time since selling out London’s Shepherds Bush Empire in 2014, with an intimate and packed to the rafters show at London’s Electric Ballroom on April 1st.

In addition to the release of ‘I Am’, it’s the featured track in the brand new World Of Red Bull ad, which premiered during the MTV Music Awards in the US on April 12th. 

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed, gold-certified debut album Megalithic Symphony, Run debuted at #17 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, with over 30,000 units sold in its first week.

The AWOLNATION return is complete. With lots more to come in the summer, the LA outfit are primed and ready to set the world alight once more.  

Bruno has moved on and made the already big and bold, bigger and bolder. ‘Run’ is the sound of a man coming to terms with his many gifts. Heroic.” – Q

The band’s sound is infectious enough to have given them a 2011 hit with ‘Sail’, and a number of tracks here could easily follow suit” – Sunday Express

“Clever, calming sounds, suffused with warmth. It’s very good indeed” – Kerrang

This is a sign of a band who are as good when staring at their shoelaces as when they’re aiming for the stars” – Rock Sound

This is yet another unstoppable worldwide monster” – Record Of The Day