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Anberlin reschedule UK tour for January 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 4th October 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Anberlin are set to release their sixth studio album, Vital, via Universal Music on 15th October 2012. Hailing from Florida, the band’s latest album is produced by Aaron Sprinkle who they have previously worked with on a number of records. For a taster of the new album, the track Self-Starter is available to listen here.

The band were due to tour the UK this month but had to reschedule when they were personally asked to support The Smashing Pumpkins. The rescheduled UK dates are as follows:

Saturday January 26 Fleece Bristol
Sunday January 27 The Haunt Brighton
Monday January 28 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth
Tuesday January 29 Rescue Rooms Nottingham
Wednesday January 30 Academy 2 Birmingham
Friday February 1 Great Hall 2 Cardiff
Saturday February 2 Academy 3 Manchester
Sunday February 3 Academy 2 Newcastle
Monday February 4 Cathouse Glasgow
Wednesday February 6 Academy 2 Sheffield
Thursday February 7 Garage London

Tickets are priced at £12 advance in London, £11 advance in Manchester & £10 everywhere else and are available to purchase via www.kililive.com/artists/anberlin & seetickets.com

Anberlin–Vital

Posted in Alternative, CD, Rock with tags , , , , , , on 19th September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Anberlin
Vital
Released 16th October 2012
Alt. Rock
Released via Universal Republic

Formed ten years ago, in Winter Haven, Flordia, Anberlin have risen through the ranks of the alt. rock scene and established themselves as a band to be reckoned with. Since 2007, the band have been signed to Universal Republic which saw the release of their last two albums [New Surrender and Dark Is A Way, Light Is A Place] and will see the release of their sixth album later this year.

The album is kick-started by Self-Starter, which despite its weak intro, has a hard-hitting rock sound and features some interesting vocals while the following track Little Tyrants sways more towards the alt. rock side of the spectrum. Other Side is an interesting one to heard, displaying a use of raw guitars with a slow pace and some cool synth effects. The album features more aggressive tracks as well, such as Someone Anyone, that utilises catchy vocal melodies whilst blending in callous and punchier riffs, and Desires which blasts out a heavier, hard rock sound in a similar vein to Shinedown, though the song does have some softer riffs as well.

Innocent turns out to be a laid back and slow-paced track with a heavy synth-orientated sound, much like the song that precedes it, Intentions, which displays an intelligent use of melodic vocal stylings. Modern Age is a stand out track on the album, ringing out with strong riffs, soulful vocals and a synth-based sound while Orpheum, another stand out song, makes use of alternative sounding riffs and fresh piano medleys. Speaking of piano medleys, Type Three makes good use of enthralling piano meldeys and solemn synth-sounds as well as some fascinating vocal effects. The album ends with God, Drugs & Sex, which is a weak ending for the album.

Vital is certainly an album that does pique one’s interest and it has all the elements for a good album that capture the listener’s ears like a fishing hook.

4.6/5

Nico Davidson