The Posies return to European shores with their new album, ‘Solid States’, for two weeks of shows across the UK, The Netherlands and Belgium.
After a triumphant run of dates across Europe in March & April the newly revitalised trio-format band head back to Europe in October, following a 27-date run of secret shows in the US.
The band have always been exploring and growing, and 2016 sees them continuing in that vein. None of their US shows were in conventional music venues, with the location only revealed to ticket holders no more than 24 hours ahead of each show. The band are now touring as a trio, with no bass player, and Solid States collaborator Frankie Siragusa on drums. New album, ‘Solid States’, was not recorded in the usual band-in-a-room manner. Stringfellow and Auer sent song ideas back and forth online, writing and largely recording the album separately – but collaboratively – in their home studios.
Following the deaths of former Posies Darius Minwalla and Joe Skyward, the ideas coming from Jon and Ken were understandably fragile and the moods contemplative. Death, divorce, loss: even the joys of life are fleeting enough as to be treated with care and respect. However the songs retain their legendary melodic abilities, their trademark vocal harmonies and their lyrical agility.
Solid States is out now through British indie label Lojinx, on CD, digital downlad and heavyweight vinyl LP. The autumn tour starts in Manchester on 27th October, ending on 9th November in Diksmuide, Belgium.
New Tour Dates:
27 Oct Night and Day, Manchester, UK
28 Oct The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK
29 Oct Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
30 Oct Louisiana, Bristol, UK
02 Nov Tivoli De Hellling, Utrechtm, Netherlands
03 Nov P60, Amstelveen, Netherlands
04 Nov Kroepoekfabriek, Vlaardingen, Netherlands
05 Nov Gebr De Nobel, Leiden, Netherlands
06 Nov Luxor Live, Arnhem, Netherlands
09 Nov 4AD, Diksmuide, Belgium