Acrobats is the second album from London-based trio Peggy Sue, released on October 28. The first single from the album will be “Song & Dance”, a heartfelt song that is driven by its beautiful, weaving guitar lines(http://soundcloud.com/peggysueband/song-and-dance/).
Produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse, Giant Sand, Eels etc), the album finds the band moving away from the acoustic sounds of their debut to something heavier but just as subtle and beautiful. Katy Young and Rosa Slade’s entrancing, dual vocals and Olly Joyce’s tribal drums are still present but are now more developed and breath-taking than ever before.
THE FULL ALBUM TRACKLIST IS:
1. Cut My Teeth
2. Song & Dance
3. Funeral Beat
4. Changed and Waiting
5. Parking Meter Blues
6. All We’ll Keep
11. There Always Was
More information about Acrobats
Populated by images of clocks and calendars, maps, lists and unpacked boxes, Acrobats explores the beautiful but unsettling experience of the road. The combination of stasis and movement. The arbitrary measurements of time by which we are forced to acknowledge change and failure to change. Numbers take on meanings as words lose theirs. Miles, hours, years. Names and places.
Where their debut, Fossils and Other Phantoms was concerned with accepting and even embracing absences, Acrobats – as the title suggests – explores the momentum of human bodies – their forward movement. Bodies dance, hands move, voices are raised. Both musically and lyrically the album attempts a progression while never denying the past.
If being away from home brought them a new lyrical strength and coherence, spending so much time in just each other’s company gave them a strong idea of the new sounds they wanted to find, too. Acrobats is a louder, bigger album, played with intent and even ferocity. It opens with the six-minute “Cut My Teeth”, an atypical beginning which firmly marks out the album to come.