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Steven Wilson has announced details of To The Bone – his expansive, brilliant fifth album - and a major 2018 UK tour.
A gloriously dynamic modernist pop record as imagined by the UK’s biggest underground artist, To The Bone is released August 18th via Caroline International on CD / 2 x 12” / Blu-Ray / super deluxe box set and all digital platforms.
Fusing driving futurist rock and spectral electronics to elegiac hyper-space ambience and dizzying, squalling guitars, To The Bone is Steven Wilson’s hat-tip to the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth (think Peter Gabriel’s So, Talk Talk’s Colour of Spring, Tears for Fears Seeds of Love).
Lyrically, the album’s eleven tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the post-truth era and the creeping self-loathing of the technology age to steely fly-on-the-wall observations of the everyday lives of religious fundamentalists with a welcome shot or two of wide-eyed escapism. Sonically and melodically stunning, To The Bone is a high definition snapshot of the disconcerting times we live in.
The follow up to 2015’s Hand. Cannot. Erase. ("a smart, soulful and immersive work of art" the Guardian 5*), To The Bone is Steven Wilson’s first album since signing with Caroline International (Iggy Pop, Underworld, Thurston Moore, Glass Animals). Formerly the founder and mainstay of outsider rock band Porcupine Tree, Steven released his first record under his own name – Insurgentes – in 2008. He has been resolutely independent throughout a three-decade career that’s made him the most successful British artist you’ve never heard of.
To The Bone track listing:
|Standard Price||£46.50||Stalls, Tier 1|
|£36.50||Stalls, Tiers 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12|
|£26.50||Tiers 9, 13|
|Wheelchair users plus one companion||£26.50 each ticket|
Plus an optional £1 postage fee for tickets to be posted.
“I’m truly sorry but / this is my addiction…”
Steven Wilson has released a new track from his forthcoming fifth album To The Bone today. The track and its official video will have its worldwide premiere on Billboard today. Following that, it will be available on all digital platforms.
Song Of I is a story of unrepentant obsession set to a sharp-as-a-tack rhythm track and an orchestral sandstorm - the third track taken from To The Bone (following Pariah and The Same Asylum As Before), it is another tantalising musical curveball thrown by the UK’s biggest underground artist.