||BUSH ANNOUNCE UK TOUR DATES FOR AUGUST, ALBUM 'THE SEA OF MEMORIES' OUT NOW
12th July 2012
Fresh off the back of their critically acclaimed return, Bush are set to play shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London in August 2012.
Latest single, 'Baby Come Home', taken from 2011s album 'The Sea Of Memories' is available now, as well as both the limited edition and normal edition of the new album, released via Hamburg based record label earMUSIC. The album release was the first studio album from the band in over ten years. It was released on CD and as a limited edition double CD. The double CD features eight exclusive tracks picked personally by the band for Europe from their archive of unreleased remixes and live performances.
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The British-born band has had more success over the course of their first half-dozen years than most artists do in a lifetime. From 1994s 'Sixteen Stone' to 2001s 'Golden State', they made some of the most successful rock albums in recent memory, selling over 16 million albums to date worldwide.
"We are the sum of everything we've done – right, wrong and in-between," says singer and guitarist Gavin Rossdale ironically. "We're all victims, and benefactors, of our past."
'The Sea Of Memories' is drenched in Bush's trademark intensity and driven by Rossdale's emotive, bittersweet vocals, but it's also infused with an immediacy that pushes the album into new, compelling directions. From their lead single, the atmospheric powerhouse 'The Sound Of Winter', to the rapid-fire exuberance of 'All My Life', Bush reveals itself as a re-energized band. It's a fresh mindset that's at least partially influenced by events surrounding the making of this record.
"'The Sea Of Memories' is Bush' first indie effort since the early 1990s. Rossdale's own imprint, Zuma Rock Records, issued the album through an exclusive partnership with earMUSIC in Europe. "It's been a relief and a breath of fresh air", says Rossdale of making the leap from a major label, and being able to work under fewer creative constraints.
"There's a pressure that comes with being on a major. If you're nurtured and looked after properly, it gives you the freedom and confidence to be creative, and from that comes good results. But it can also be disheartening. This feels good. This feels right."
1. The Mirror Of The Signs
2. The Sound of Winter
3. All My Life
4. The Afterlife
5. All Night Doctors
6. Baby Come Home
7. Red Light
8. She's a Stallion
9. I Believe in You
10. Stand Up
11. The Heart Of The Matter
12. Be Still My Love
01. The Year Of Danger
03. Lay Down Your Guns
04. The Sound Of Winter (Junior Sanchez Remix)
05. The Afterlife [featuring Cecile] (Remix by Washroom & Bass Over Babylon)
06. All Night Doctors (original version)
07. Landslide (Written by Stevie Nicks - Live from the Bridge School Benefit)
08. Float (acoustic)
August 2012 will see Bush play select UK dates as part of a European tour:
28 August O2 ABC – Glasgow (UK)
29 August Academy 2 – Manchester (UK)
30 August Koko – London (UK)