Warmduscher announce fifth album ‘Too Cold To Hold’ with stylish new single ‘Fashion Week’

Warmduscher have announced details of a new album, ‘Too Cold To Hold’. Pre-order the LP and check out their lead single ‘Fashion Week’ below.

Announced today (July 9), the project marks the fifth full length album from the British post-punk band, and will be their frist release since signing to Strap Originals. It also stars an impressive list of guest appearances throughout, including contributions from Lianne La Havas, Confidence Man’s Janet Planet, Jeshi, and CouCou Chloe.

Set to arrive on November 15, the band describe the forthcoming project as their strongest and most ambitious album to date. This comes as it sees them taking on the repetitive and polyrhythmic grooves of gqom (an alluring South African take on house music), and combining it with elements of hip-hop, jazz, punk-funk and more.

To celebrate the announcement, Warmduscher have also dropped the lead single from the project as a taster of what is yet to come. Titled ‘Fashion Week’, the track is designed as a joyous account of fashion’s die-hard fans.

“Those that will do anything to become that thing. That creation. And live it. It’s real artistry when you don’t have the means and you’re doing it,” said Clams Baker Jr, describing the inspiration for the song. “You’re hustling to get on the guest list, you get in, you’re done up by means that you can’t really afford, whatever you do… It’s a celebration of people who will do whatever to look good and feel good and step above wherever they are in their own minds.”

Check it out below.

As for the full album, ‘Too Cold To Hold’ sees the band stretch their boundaries and deliver what they hope will be their most eclectic and honest release to date.

“We wanted it to be brutally honest in our depiction of ourselves,” said Benjamin Romans Hopcraft. “We’re known for acting in a certain way, playing in a certain way and deploying a certain method. I think the formula for Warmduscher is chaos. In every aspect.

“There’s a lot of method to the chaos that we adopt, making sure that we are in control of that and the development of that chaos is really important. Otherwise, we’d be in the same loop of giving people what they think they want from us.”

The album is produced by Jamie Neville, alongside the band’s own Romans Hopcraft, and is available for pre-order here. You can also find the full tracklist and album artwork below.

Warmduscher ‘Too Cold To Hold’ album artwork. CREDIT: Press

The ‘Too Cold To Hold’ tracklist is:

1. ‘An Introduction By Irvine Welsh’
2. ‘Fashion Week’
3. ‘Pure At Heart’ feat. Janet Planet
4. ‘Top Shelf’
5. ‘Body Shock’cfeat. Lianne La Havas
6. ‘Cleopatras’ feat. CouCou Chloe
7. ‘Immaculate Deception’ feat. Jeshi
8. ‘Out Of Body’
9. ‘Staying Alive’
10. ‘Too Cold To Hold’
11. ‘Weeds In The Garden’

News of the new material arrives as the band have announced details of a very special ‘Fashion Week’ launch show at London’s Lexington, taking place tomorrow (July 10), and a run of UK and European dates to coincide with the album release in November.

The shows kick off in Exeter at the end of October and include stops in Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow and more. The European leg will start the following month, and sees the band visit eight different cities across the continent.

It wraps up with a final stop at The Troxy in London on November 29. Visit here for tickets and find a full list of shows below.

Warmduscher’s upcoming tour dates are:

10 – The Lexington, London, UK

29 – Phoenix, Exeter, UK
30 – Cheese & Grain, Frome, UK
31 – Papillon, Southampton, UK

1 – Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, UK
2 – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
5 – O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
6 – Project House, Leeds, UK
7 – The Ritz, Manchester, UK
10 – Patti Pavillion, Swansea, UK
12 – The Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
13 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
14 – Newcastle University Student Union, Newcastle, UK
15 – QMU, Glasgow, UK
16 – Opium Live, Dublin, Ireland
19 – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
20 – L’Aeroneuf, Lille, France
21 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
22 – Urban Spree, Berlin, Germany
23 – Neues Schauspiel, Leipzig, Germany
24 – ISC Club, Bern, Switzerland
26 – Petit Bain, Paris, France
29 – The Troxy, London, UK

Last year saw Warmduscher share a single called ‘Love Strong’, and drop an accompanying music video. It arrived ahead of a trio of UK live dates, and before they embarked on their debut North American tour.

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