‘A Hundred Thousand Tears’ – digital download single
October 1st 2012
The Preservation Society Presents
‘A great badge for British music’ –Artrocker Magazine
Theatre Royal follow up the XFM x-posure and Amazing Radio endorsed garage-psyche of this years ‘Katherine’s Sleeping’ and power-pop of ‘The Story Of My Life’ with new single ‘A Hundred Thousand Tears’. The track is a melancholic, harmony drenched, psyche-country shuffle, replete with flugelhorn solo plus some ‘la la la’s’ to boot! ‘A Hundred Thousand Tears’ is the 2nd taster of sophomore album ‘at the end of a river, the sea…’ which is to be released 22nd October on The Preservation Society Presents label.
‘A Hundred Thousand Tears’ sees Theatre Royal continue their voyage through pop song writing, but with its country lilt the song is a slight departure for the group. ‘A Hundred Thousand Tears’ carefree bounce, buoyant horns and George Harrison-esque guitars disguise a sombre core, as the Medway 4-piece form close harmony and ask ‘why do lights burn low, before they have to go?’ The track makes nods to West-Coast heroes such as Crosby, Stills and Nash and The Flying Burrito Brothers but is a firmly English affair with it’s saddened heart residing on the banks of the Medway.
‘A Hundred Thousand Tears’ is joined by non-album b-sides ‘Down South With The Chameleons’ and ‘A Friend A Stranger and I’. The first is a euphoric rush of escapist fantasy that also forms a surprising tribute to the cult Manchester band of the same name whilst the 2nd is something a little more unusual, eerie in tone with it’s marimba rumblings and distant vocal refrains.
‘A Hundred Thousand Tears’ will be released as a digital download bundle October 1st on The Preservation Society Presents with artwork provided by cult Medway artist, formative member of the controversial Stuckist art group and Bill Childish associate Wolf Howard.
7th September – The Royal Function Rooms (basement bar) - Rochester
28th September – Sebright Arms, Bethnal Green
26th October – The Royal Function Rooms w/ Dodgy - Rochester
21st November - Death Disco, Nottinghill Arts Centre
1st December - The Barge, Gillingham - Acoustic show with Len Price 3
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