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The Courteeners announce new album is ‘Finnished’

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Liam Fray posts Finnish flag subsequent to submit confirming information of album six

The Courteeners singer Liam Fray has revealed the band have completed work on their new album.

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Writing on his Instagram web page, Fray posted an image together with a emblem of the Finnish nationwide flag which merely stated: “Album. Fucking. Finnished.”

There isn’t any official information as to when the album – which follows 2016’s ‘Mapping The Rendezvous’ – shall be launched.

The trio previewed three new songs on their 13-date UK tour final December. Reviewing their Brixton Academy present, NME described ‘Higher Man’ as “a extra pensive and spacey synth-driven course”. ‘Hanging Off Your Cloud’ is “a hook-laden, however tender and understated acoustic quantity”.

Described as “probably the most shocking” new track, ‘Heavy Jacket’ was referred to as “a pointy and snarling dance-rock beast” that includes an intro much like Dolly Parton’s ‘9 To five’.

There isn’t any affirmation as as to whether these new songs will characteristic on the brand new album.

The Courteeners immediately bought out their 50,000-capacity homecoming headlining present at Manchester’s Heaton Park on June 14, on a invoice which additionally options James, DMAs and Pale Waves.

Additionally they headline Tramlines pageant on July 20 and Kendall Calling the next weekend. The day earlier than Heaton Park, the band play Isle Of Wight Competition instantly earlier than headliners Noel Gallagher’s Excessive Flying Birds.

Talking to NME final November, Fray stated: “I’m within the richest vein of type that I’ve ever been in. We’re on fireplace. On the flip of the 12 months we had been an enormous pile of smoking ash. Now that’s not the case.

“To us, the songs have simply bought to be explosive and blow you away stay. There are solely a few delicate moments, which is why it’s a disgrace that the album’s not there but for the tour. Perhaps we’ll simply must do a number of extra gigs subsequent 12 months.”

In August, Fray instructed NME how his “worst years” have been shaping the brand new album, which he referred to as “bolder, braver and adventurous”.

Fray stated: “We’re doing it barely in a different way this time. We had been going to try to do an album however issues occurred and I just about binned a load of stuff. It simply didn’t really feel proper. I ripped all of it up and began once more which is among the most fun issues I’ve ever achieved. I actually really feel like we’re on prime of our sport on the minute.”

In 2018, the band launched an acoustic model of their debut album ‘St Jude’, to mark its tenth anniversary. Fray instructed NME: “Satirically, it ended up being far more experimental than something we’ve ever achieved earlier than with the band. It was superb. The shackles had been fully off to make it as totally different as potential.”

He continued: “I used to be like ‘Grasp on a minute. I believe typically we really feel penned in by our personal detractors at the back of our thoughts. Fuck that, life’s too brief for that. Typically talking, in case you play it fearlessly then individuals will get it. You’ve bought to really feel that freshness. It was actually invigorating.”





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