Courting have announced their second album, ‘New Last Name’.
The full-length – which they worked on with Gary and Ryan Jarman of The Cribs – follows on from debut ‘Guitar Music’, and will arrive on 26th January via Lower Third. They’ve also shared new single, ‘Throw’.
“It’s a theatrical play within an album,” frontman Sean Murphy O’Neill explains. “There’s a lot going on. It can be simply enjoyed as an album, but there are characters, acts, stage directions etc. The listeners can decide on the narrative themselves, but we want them to get lost in it.”
Of the single, he adds: “We wanted to write a song with a plot twist, a song that could be described as “an epic”.
“Lamenting a past love, our protagonist returns to “the city”, and remembers, misremembers, and forgets just about everything that has happened beforehand. Drawing a blank, they pray to be wished away to a simpler time.”
Check it out below, and catch the band live at the following:
6 Portland Arms, Cambridge
7 CHALK, Brighton
8 Facebar, Reading
9 Dingwalls, London
10 The Rainbow, Birmingham
12 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
13 The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
14 YES, Manchester
16 King Tuts, Glasgow
17 The Mash House, Edinburgh
18 The Cluny, Newcastle
19 The Leadmill, Sheffield
20 The Joiners, Southampton
21 Voodoo Daddy’s, Norwich
22 Exchange, Bristol