Esben And The Witch and the Witch return with their new album Wash the Sins Not Only the Face, out January 21st on Matador Records. The Brighton trio follow up their acclaimed 2011 debut album Violet Cries by transcending 'second album' preconceptions, crafting a record that's bold, confident, expansive and not 'difficult' in the slightest. Daniel Copeman of the band says: "We had a clearer idea of what we wanted to achieve on this album, and how we could achieve it. We're more focused, more confident."
Premiering the new track 'Deathwaltz' (Youtube visual, MP3) on their re-designed website today, the band also announce UK and European tour dates to follow the album's release in February 2013, culminating with a headline London Scala show. All dates are below.
Thu 07 Feb - Birmingham - Hare & Hounds
Fri 08 Feb - Glasgow - School Of Art
Sat 09 Feb - Manchester - Bunker
Fri 15 Feb - Brussels - Botanique
Sat 16 Feb - Munster - Gleiss 22
Sun 17 Feb - Hamburg - Knust
Mon 18 Feb - Berlin - Bi Nuu
Wed 20 Feb - Munich - 59to1
Thu 21 Feb - Zürich - Rote Fabrik
Fri 22 Feb - Cologne - Gebaude 9
Sat 23 Feb - Utrecht - Tivoli Oudegracht Spiegelbar
Tue 26 Feb - London - Scala
The album is available to pre-order from the Esben and the Witch website and the Matador store.