Receiving stellar reviews, ‘Motorcade Amnesiacs’ is another incredible body of work that stands tall next to their previous albums, ‘Crown and Treaty’ which was awarded a coveted five stars by Mojo and the Mercury Music Prize-nominated predecessor ‘Twice Born Men’.
“Everything that made their past albums so engaging – the lopsided melodies, frontman Tim Elsenburg’s anguished drawl, those lazy Bacharach-style brass fills – is still here, but harnessed to better songs… ‘Motorcade Amnesiacs’ might just be the album to drag Sweet Billy Pilgrim out of cult obscurity into the great wide world” ★★★★ Q Magazine
The new album sees the band stepping away from their previous electronic / acoustic experimentalism into a thriving accessible record that the Daily Mirror has stated as ”the best of their career”.
This is clear on the latest single ‘Just Above Midtown’ with Q magazine saying it “updates the winsome sound of mid-‘80s Prefab Sprout and is as close as they’ve come to an outright pop song”. The video was filmed in Vienna, London and the Home Counties and gives us a wistful and affecting behind-the-scenes insight into the world of the band, cut with live footage from their recent sold-out London show.
Not ones to respect musical boundaries, Sweet Billy Pilgrim have thrown every ounce of their belief and passion into the creative process resulting in the genre spanning excellence of ‘Motorcade Amnesiacs’.
Now, with a performance at WOMAD and a full UK tour ahead in September, these beautifully crafted songs will come to life in their deserved setting.
23-26 July WOMAD (Elec and Acc performances)
Wed 2nd Sept Manchester Ruby Lounge
Thurs 3rd Sep London, 93 Feet East
Fri 4th Sep Bristol, The Lantern / Colston Hall
Sat 5th Sep Cardiff Club Ifor Bach
Sat 12th Sep Aylesbury, Limelight
Mon 14th Sep Leeds Brudenell
Tue 15th Sep Brighton, Green Door Store
Wed 16th Sep Guildford, St Mary’s Church
Thurs 17th Sep Cambridge, Junction 2
Fri 18th Sep Leicester, Donkey
Sun 20th Sep Ramsbottom Festival
“A wonderful band…” ★★★★ Independent on Sunday
“…this new, equally brilliant album…” ★★★★ Sunday Times
“There are impressive moments aplenty from raffish swagger to the epic and soulful” ★★★★ Daily Mirror
“…it maintains the high standards set by Mercury-nominated Twice Born Men and ravishing Crown & Treaty….” ★★★★ The Sun
“Another art-rock masterpiece” Prog Magazine
“…bouncing all over the map from synth pop to clanking blues, reeking of quality and daring to dream “ ★★★★ Mail on Sunday
“…celebrates the restorative power of music itself.” ★★★★ Classic Rock Magazine