and announce tour dates including a gig at the 1865 in Southampton

New Model Army release their 16th new album studio album, “Unbroken”, on January 26th. Their will be a tour of the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe beginining on the 27th of February in Northampton. Some shows are already sold out and tickets are selling fast everywhere. They will be joined by keyboard player and multi-instrumentalist Nguyen Green. The tour will continue through the whole year, reaching out beyond Europe, with more dates to be announced soon.

Formed in Bradford in 1980, New Model Army’s beginnings were inspired by Northern Soul, Punk Rock and the incendiary atmosphere of the times. Since then, they have had a long, creative and eventful journey. They have been massively influential in post-punk, folk-rock, political-rock, goth, metal, and all kinds of musical sub-cultures but they have steadfastly refused to belong to any club or style.

Without a specific genre audience, and never having had a massive worldwide hit single, New Model Army still have album sales in the millions, have attracted some of the biggest producers on the planet (Glyn Johns, Tom Dowd, Andy Wallace, Bob Clearmountain, Joe Barresi) and have built up an almost religious devotion amongst fans.

Having grasped early on that the Internet was going to revolutionise the music industry, from the mid-1990s they set out on the wholly independent path of controlling all aspects of their output. As a result, they have been perfectly placed to withstand the changes in the Industry and have outlasted most of their peers. There are very few bands in NMA’s position of being able to record and release what they like when they like, while maintaining a worldwide following and all without making a single artistic or commercial compromise.

Recent years have also seen a revival in the band’s critical and commercial fortunes. The “Between Dog And Wolf” and “Between Wine And Blood” (2013/14) and “Winter” (2016) albums have returned the band to the mainstream charts and seen their concert audiences once again on the increase. 2019 will see the release of “From Here”, a brand new album recorded on the tiny Norwegian island of Giske against the backdrop of sea, mountains and the current events sweeping the world.

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Originally formed as a three piece, the current five piece features Justin Sullivan on main vocal and guitar, Michael Dean on drums, Dean White on keyboards and guitar, Marshall Gill on guitar and Ceri Monger on bass. This is a remarkable band – as hungry and focused as ever, with a continually regenerating audience and insatiable creative ambition.

Frontman Justin Sullivan’s articulate worldview sits at the heart of the new record – both emotionally and politically. For example the album features thought-provoking tracks such as “I Did Nothing Wrong”, a powerful folk-rock song inspired by the Post Office scandal.

“Unbroken” is the modern face of New Model Army, bringing together both their old school energy and their contemporary sophistication to create one of the finest albums of their long career. It was written and recorded over quite a long period of time, with the process interrupted by both the delayed 40th Anniversary shows and the recent Sinfonia live orchestral project.

A very New Model Army album, full of guitars but with the emphasis on the rhythmic power of bass and drums which characterizes all the band’s work, with Unbroken, the band continue to push the boundaries of their signature sound while staying true to their heart. The subjects and moods are variable, creating a diverse collection of tracks which touch on topics ranging from social and political commentary to deeply personal reflections.

Track List
1. First Summer After
2. Language
3. Reload
4. I Did Nothing Wrong
5. Cold Wind
6. Coming Or Going
7. If I am Still Me
8. Legend
9. Do You Really Want
To Go There?
10. Idumea
11. Deserters

Tour Dates
‍27/02 Northampton Roadmender
28/02 Eindhoven Effenaar
29/02 Strasbourg La Laiterie
01/03 Lyon Transbordeur
02/03 Zurich Mascotte
04/03 Bern Muhle Hunziken
05/03 Munich Backstage
06/03 Vienna Wuk
07/03 Budapest A38
08/03 Krakow Kwadrat
09/03 Warsaw Palladium
11/03 Gdansk B90
12/03 Poznan Tama
13/03 Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt
15/03 Gothenburg Valand
16/03 Uppsala Katalin
17/03 Stockholm Slaktkyrkan
18/03 Malmo Plan B
20/03 Hamburg Grosse Freiheit 
21/03 Coesfeld Fabrik
22/03 Frankfurt Batschkapp
‍23/03 Saarbrucken Garage
24/03 Stuttgart LKA Longhorn
26/03 Oberhausen Turbinenhalle 2
27/03 Zwolle Hedon
28/03 Leuven Het Depot
29/03 Utrecht Tivoli
30/03 Paris Trabendo
10/04 Helsinki Tavastia
11/04 Jyvaskyla Lutakko
18/04 Dublin Opium
19/04 Belfast Mandela Hall
20/04 Glasgow The Garage
21/04 Newcastle Boiler Shop
23/04 Cambridge Junction
24/04 Southampton The 1865
25/04 Bristol The Marble Factory
26/04 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
27/04 Leeds O2 Academy
11/05 London Roundhouse
24/05 Bearded Theory Festival


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