Irish band ALL TVVINS have announced their second album, ‘JUST TO EXIST’, will be released April 12 on Faction Records. The James Vincent McMorrow co-produced album is preceded by the brand new taster tracks, ‘Build A Bridge’, which premiered on Billboard, and ‘My Future’. ALL TVVINS will be headlining at Dublin’s National Stadium on April 13, ahead of UK and European dates in May. ‘Build A Bridge’ and ‘My Future’ are available to stream now, while ‘Just To Exist’ can be pre-ordered.
‘Build A Bridge’ and ‘My Future’ follow on from the tracks, ‘Hell Of A Party’, ‘Warm Crush’, and ‘Infinite Swim’, released late last year. ‘Build A Bridge’ is a more left-field and modernist take on their signature electro-pop sound, featuring an enticing vocal loop at the start, which gives the song an irresistible edge right from the start. Described by band member Conor Adams as “an album high”, he went on to say,
I wanted to convey the feeling of a summer evening sunset when you’re driving out in the mountains and anything feels possible.
Additionally, Conor’s vocals possess elegant phrasing, increasing the overall feel of optimism to the track. ‘Build A Bridge’ came about when the pair created a vocal loop that they felt was “too manic to use but too intriguing to ignore” and so after dramatically reducing the beats per minute, and lowering the pitch, they refashioned it into the now pivotal groove of the song.
Lar Kaye, in speaking of the song, said,
It was a huge pay off when we figured it out. All three of us [including producer McMorrow] knew we had something amazing.
Along with ‘Build A Bridge’, ALL TVVINS have released the track, ‘My Future’, which is sonically worlds away from the other song. A genre-defying off-kilter blend of sonic elements which call to mind Afrobeat styles, it’s a fine example of how ALL TVVINS are not afraid to mix it up in their music.
The previous releases from ‘Just To Exist’, ‘Hell Of A Party’, and ‘Infinite Swim’, have found considerable support on Irish radio, as well playlisting on Spotify (New Music Friday), Apple Music (Best Of The Week), and Deezer (Brand New UK).
‘Just To Exist’ was produced and recorded at a number of studios in Dublin, with James Vincent McMorrow co-producing. It was mixed by John O’Mahony at Electric Lady, New York City, with the exception of ‘My Future’, which was mixed by Cormac Butler. The album was mastered by Ian Sefchick at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles. It’s set for release on April 12, and will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital download.
This will be followed by an album release show at Dublin’s National Stadium on April 13, the band’s biggest headline show to date. From there they set off on their May UK/European tour, along with performances at Irish Independent Park, Cork, in June, which also features fellow Irish act, The Coronas, and Sigrid, as well as Indie 19, also in Cork, in August, headlined by Biffy Clyro, and Bastille.
You can see ALL TVVINS on tour at the following:
04/13 – Dublin, Ireland, National Stadium
05/16 – London, UK, Oslo
05/17 – Manchester, UK, Deaf Institute
05/19 – Leeds, UK, Hyde Park Book Club
05/22 – Hamburg, Germany, Nochtwache
05/24 – Wil, Switzerland, Gare de Lion
05/25 – Munich, Germany, Zehner
05/26 – Vienna, Austria, Chelsea
05/27 – Heidelberg, Germany, Karlstorbahnhof K-Klub
05/28 – Cologne, Germany, Blue Shell
05/29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso Club
06/22 – Cork, Ireland, Irish Independent Park (with The Coronas and Sigrid)
08/02-04 – Cork, IE @ Indie 19 (headlined by Biffy Clyro and Bastille)