Levellers have today revealed the video for their latest single ‘McGee’, which was filmed at Abbey Road Studios while the band were recording their upcoming album ‘We The Collective’, out on March 9th.
The second of two new tracks on the album, following the first single ‘Shame’, it tackles the subject of undercover police, something the band themselves have experienced. While the track itself is a scathing attack on deceit and lack of trust, the video captures the band in a purely creative state in the impressive setting of Abbey Road’s Studio Two. Watch the video here.
Featuring a string section and the talents of legendary producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses), the album contains new acoustic arrangements for eight of their previous singles including ‘Liberty’, ‘Hope Street’ and ‘One Way’ which they recorded straight to tape at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, alongside the two afore-mentioned new tracks.
As part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations, Levellers will head out on a full Acoustic Tour in the Spring where they will be playing the new arrangements with guest musicians, starting at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. They will play at the Roundhouse in London as part of the In The Round festival as well as a number of theatres and concert halls around the country. Support on the tour comes from Ginger Wildheart on all dates except Glasgow & London
Acoustic Tour 2018
Support from Ginger Wildheart (all dates except Glasgow & London)
Thurs 1st – Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow (Celtic Connections)
Fri 2nd – Wrexham, William Aston Hall SOLD OUT
Sat 3rd – Preston, Charter Theatre SOLD OUT
Sun 4th – London, Roundhouse (In The Round Festival)
Tue 13th – Buxton, Opera House SOLD OUT
Wed 14th – Cheltenham, Town Hall
Thurs 15th – Yeovil, Westlands
Fri 16th – York, Barbican
Sat 17th – Milton Keynes, The Stables SOLD OUT
Sun 18th – Liverpool, Philharmonic
Tue 20th – Basingstoke, The Anvil
Wed 21st – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Thurs 22nd – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Fri 23rd – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
Sat 24th – Winchester, Cathedral SOLD OUT
We The Collective: The Album
Pre-order available on all formats & bundles.
Limited number of signed copies available to pre-order
Formats: Deluxe CD Album (w/ Bonus CD) / Black Vinyl LP / Picture Disc Vinyl LP (Exclusive, Ltd Edition) / Deluxe Coloured Vinyl LP (w/ Bonus 12-Inch Vinyl) / Digital
Emerging victorious through the ups and downs of label deals, spats with the music press and the wear and tear of touring, the Levellers have long been, and still are, one of the best live bands around but their impressive back catalogue of recorded music is often overlooked.
The band had more platinum, gold, and silver albums in the UK in the 1990s than any other British act. They’ve had seven Top 40 albums, including the number 1 album Zeitgeist and their platinum-selling 1991 album Levelling The Land, along with a string of Top 40 singles including ‘This Garden’, ‘Hope St’, ‘One Way Of Life’ and ‘What A Beautiful Day’.
BRAND NEW ACOUSTIC ALBUM
‘WE THE COLLECTIVE’
Out March 9th 2018
UK ACOUSTIC HEADLINE TOUR 2018
with Ginger Wildheart as support