The new album, which coincides with the band’s 30th anniversary, was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and produced by John Leckie. It features a string section and new acoustic arrangements for eight of their previous singles including ‘Liberty Song’, ‘Hope Street’ and ‘One Way’.
The album was released last Friday and is currently sitting at number 9 in Official Charts’ midweeks – meaning the band are on course to earn their highest charting album in over 20 years.
They also recorded two brand new songs, ‘The Shame’, whose accompanying video is a hard-hitting piece showing the plight of refugees in Europe, and ‘Drug Bust McGee’, which tackles the subject of undercover police, something the band themselves have experienced.
Lead singer Mark Chadwick also appeared on BBC Breakfast last month to discuss the band’s anniversary and new album and has said,“The different musicians, producer and the studio combined to make something really special”.
The band will also head out on a full Acoustic Tour starting in June where they will be playing the new arrangements with guest musicians, following their recent shows at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival and the Roundhouse in London.
Please check the official Levellers website for full listings.
UK TOUR DATES 2018
15th– Boston, Gliderdrome
16th– Caephilly, Castle
23rd– Cornwall, A Beautiful Day Out at Eden
30th– Margate, Dreamland
1st– Manchester, A Beautiful Day Out
10th– Liverpool, Philharmonic
11th– Leicester, De Montford Hall
12th– Cambridge, Corn Exchange
13th– Basingstoke, The Anvil
14th– Yeovil, Westlands
18th– Cheltenham, Town Hall
19th– York, Barbican
20th– Milton Keynes, The Stables***SOLD OUT**
21st– Winchester, Cathedral
22nd– Bexhill, De La Warr Pavillion
23rd– Buxton, Opera House **SOLD OUT**
29th– Derbyshire, Y Not Festival
10th– Banbury, Cropredy
17th– Devon, Beautiful Days Festival
31st– Birmingham, Moseley Folk Festival
1st– Northumberland, Lindisfarne Festival
Tickets for all shows are available here: https://www.levellers.co.uk/events