Down The Line
Down The Line will be released 10th September 2007. Jose Gonzalez will release the first single from his highly anticipated sophomore album In Our Nature and is set to dominate the airwaves once more with album highlight 'Down The Line'.
The song has an overwhelming urgency with its unrelenting guitar strokes and foreboding yet universal lyrics "making the same mistake twice. I see darkness down the line". A brave move to release such a socially engaged song as the first single, however Gonzalez pulls this move off with aplomb and a hook that filters straight to the head and heart and limbs.
Jose Gonzalez became a household name across the world with the help of 250,000 coloured bouncing balls and a Sony Bravia television commercial featuring his spare and moving version of The Knife's song, 'Heartbeats'. With sales of over 400,000 in the UK alone, Veneer was in the Top 40 for six months and was one of only two independent albums certified platinum in the UK in 2006 (the other was Arctic Monkeys' debut).
The video for 'Down The Line' comes from long time collaborator of The Knife, Andreas Nilsson. Based on the cartoon by Jim Woodring, Frank, the character Manhog will be brought to life in what promises to be a surreal and abstract piece of work involving hallucinations, psychedelic imagery and one confused Jose Gonzalez!
Following the release of his album on September 24, JosÃƒÂ© will perform a string of UK dates in October. These will be the first shows since his UK festival appearances last summer and promise to be exceptional due to the relatively intimate venues chosen for the tour. Unmissable.
Joze Gonzales UK tour dates:
Wed 17 Oct Exeter Lemon Grove
Thu 18 Oct Bristol Anson Rooms
Fr 19 Oct Northampton Roadmender
Sun 21 Oct Nottingham Rock City
Mon 22 Oct Leeds City Varieties
Tue 23 Oct London Union Chapel
Wed 24 Oct London Union Chapel
Thu 25 Oct Manchester Royal Northern College of Music
Fri 26 Oct Dublin Temple Bar Music Centre
Sat 27 Oct Belfast Mandela Hall
Sun 28 Oct Glasgow ABC