May 22, 2024

Crime & The City Solution announce details new album, ‘The Killer’, their first in over a decade

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(Photo by Elvira Akzigitova) Crime & the City Solution have announced details of a new album, “The Killer”. It’s their sixth studio album, and their first in over a decade and is set for release via Mute on vinyl, CD and download on 20 October 2023.

You can already listen to a first track shared from the album, “Peace in my Time”. Simon Bonney explains the song is “about acceptance, more than just ‘peace’; I don’t think there’ll ever be ‘peace’ – nothing surprises me any more about what people to do to each other; but the song is about the acceptance of uncertainty, and also an acceptance of who you are.”

The video was made by Berlin based artist Elvira Akzigitova.

Working briefly in post-invasion Ukraine following the album’s completion, Simon Bonney saw that uncertainty again: “There was a building that was absolutely destroyed by a missile that was half a mile off the actual target. The buildings on either side were perfectly intact, but in the middle was a crater. Yet, in the face of such uncertainty, there was this incredible resilience that seemed to be born of accepting life as it was at that moment, no matter how challenging and uncertain.”

“The Killer” was recorded in Berlin by the second incarnation of the band to be based in the German capital. Core members Simon Bonney and Bronwyn Adams were joined by Frederic Lyenn (Piano, Bass, Synth), Donald Baldie (Guitar), Georgio Valentino (Synth, Guitar), Chris Hughes (Drums, Percussion) and Joshua Murphy (Piano, Guitar), and for the first time they worked with a producer, Martin J. Fiedler, who also added synth and mellotron to the album.

The band will also depart on a EU tour later this Fall:

  • 23 Nov – Haacht (BE), Can’t Live In a Living-Room
  • 24 Nov – London (UK), The Moth Club
  • 25 Nov – Bristol (UK), The Cube Cinema
  • 26 Nov – Colchester (UK), Colchester Arts Centre
  • 29 Nov – Paris (FR), La Boule Noire
  • 30 Nov – Geneva (CH), L’Usine
  • 1 Dec – Karlsruhe (DE), P8
  • 2 Dec – Ebensee (AT), Kino Ebensee
  • 3 Dec – Zagreb (HR), Vintage Industrial Bar
  • 4 Dec – Milano (IT), Arci Bellezza
  • 5 Dec – Munich (DE), Muffatwerk
  • 6 Dec – Prague (CZ), Fuchs2
  • 7 Dec – Hungary (HU), Turbina
  • 8 Dec – Linz (AT), Stadtwerkstatt
  • 9 Dec – Poznań (PL), 2Progi
  • 10 Dec – Warsaw (PL), Niebo
  • 12 Dec – Dresden (DE), Chemiefabrik
  • 13 Dec – Hamburg (DE), Hafenklang
  • 14 Dec – Copenhagen (DK), BETA
  • 15 Dec – Oslo (NO), Salt
  • 16 Dec – Stockholm (SE), HUS7
  • 17 Dec – Gothenburg (SE), Musikens Hus
  • 19 Dec – Berlin (DE), Urban Spree
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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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