Warp's very own post-everything heroes Gravenhurst will be releasing their sophomore single 'Hollow Men' from their forthcoming album on Warp on the 17th of September. 'Hollow Men' will be released in celebration one week after 'The Western Lands', their fourth album and by their own admission, their most ambitious work to date.
With an abrupt barrage of sound unleashed as an introduction and the fierce sometime squalling twin guitar configuration forceful in its aim, 'Hollow Men' seems to play out with combative intent. Whilst Gravenhurst will not allude to what 'Hollow Men' is about, the propulsive music and murky lyrics are vividly ominous in the sonic world they create.
Compared to the lush, lo-fi fuzziness of previous single release 'Trust', Gravenhurst's versatility as a songwriter is apparent.
The commanding presence of 'Hollow Men' also gives some indication to the live experience of Gravenhurst; already a favourite on the live circuit, having toured with various acts - Explosions in the Sky, Charlotte Hatherley and Animal Collective these last few months alone, as well as not one but two Glastonbury slots this year, Gravenhurst will be doing their own full UK tour in October. Please see the dates below:
GRAVENHURST UK ALBUM TOUR 2007:
Fri 12 October / Bristol / Fiddlers
Sat 15 October / Southampton / Joiners
Sun 16 October / Brighton / Freebutt
Mon 17 October / Cambridge / Portland Arms
Sat 20 October / Norwich / Arts Centre
Sun 21 October / Leeds / The Faversham
Mon 22 October / Sheffield / Corporation
Tues 23 October / Newcastle / Cluny
Wed 24 October / Hull / Adelphi
Thu 25 October / Aberdeen / Tunnels
Fri 26 October / Glasgow / King Tut's
Sat 27 October / Coventry / Taylor John's House
Mon 29 October / Cardiff / The Point
Tues 30 October / London / The Luminaire