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Tuesday 14 May 2019

From Here: New Model Army Set To Release New Album Ahead Of Date @ Concorde 2 Brighton

In October 1980 three musicians took to the stage in their hometown of Bradford to play a gig under the name New Model Army.

Led by frontman and songwriter Justin Sullivan, this was the start of a remarkable journey which, almost 40 years on, has seen New Model Army develop a fervent worldwide fanbase and reach multiple milestones of both creative and commercial success.
 
Members have changed over the years and musical styles have evolved but at the heart of the band Justin has remained, along with a distinct and sincere belief in the power of music to inspire and effect change on a personal and political scale, both locally and globally. 

The band return in 2019 with one of the finest records of their career.
 
From Here was recorded earlier this year on the tiny Norwegian island of Giske at the Ocean Sound Recordings studio and reflects the spectacular isolation of that environment yet has profound messages for the world we all live in and the times we are experiencing. 

 
"We all have different lives and different tastes in almost everything, including music," says Justin

"One thing we have in common is the love of bleak, open, cold, rugged landscapes – water, snow, rock. So this was the perfect place for us to work on something collectively – at all times while we were working, we could look up and see the sky, the sea and melting snow on the mountains, all in a constant state of change. 

"So this album has a feel that is different to our other albums, but it still contains all the elements that characterise our peculiarly unidentifiable music – perhaps even more than ever. 

"And 'From Here' was an obvious title. The record belongs to a very special place and a particular time – what is happening in the world, where we are as a band and where we are as people."
 
'From Here' will be released on August 23rd, ahead of a 38-date UK & European tour which drops in on Concorde 2, Brighton, on 12th December 2019.

by: Mike Cobley




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