STEVE MASON Announces New EP Coup d’état, Out October 18


Announces New EP Coup d’état, Out October 18

Shares New Track “Like A Ripple” – Listen HERE

photo credit: Gavin Watson

Praise for recent album About The Light:

“warm, welcoming” PITCHFORK

“Steve Mason at his most confident” POP MATTERS

“a muscular, vibrant, even vivacious collection of songs that will thrill and challenge listeners in equal measure.” UNDER THE RADAR

Following the early 2019 release of About The Light, ex-Beta Band frontman Steve Mason has returned with a new EP, Coup d’état, out October 18th on Double Six.

The EP features three brand new recordings alongside a Tim Goldsworthy remix of “America Is Your Boyfriend,” taken from the aforementioned album, About The Light. New single “Like A Ripple” accompanies today’s announcement:

Listen to “Like A Ripple” HERE

Talking about the new track, Steve said:
“Like A Ripple” came from a 4am jam at Dan Carey’s studio in London. Dan and I just went down into his basement studio one night and played together for a couple of hours. I took some loops from that jam (Bomb Squad style) and wrote a song around one particular 4-second loop. I then took the basic song to Brendan Lynch and we just threw a load of ideas at it. I was listening to “I Travel” by Simple Minds on repeat during this time, and wanted to do something with a similar energy. The final bit of extra magic came from Eli, who had sung backing vocals on my About The Light album. After a bit of persuading that it should be her alone on the chorus, she slipped from backing singer into spotlight mode and I had what I wanted.

“Like A Ripple” and the other new tracks on the EP – “Against The World” and “Head Case” -produced by Steve Mac and Primal Scream’s Martin Duffy respectively, see Steve sonically reconnect with his more eclectic musical corners, closer perhaps to his Black Affair and King Biscuit Time work than the more recent albums under his own name.

  1. Like A Ripple
    2.   Head Case
    3.   Against the World
    4.   America Is Your Boyfriend (Tim Goldsworthy remix)

Coup d’état is available digitally on October 18th and a limited 12” version will be released exclusively via the Domino Mart on November 22nd.
Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital

Upcoming Tour Date
Nov 4 – Arts Centre – NORWICH
Nov 5 – Arts Centre – COLCHESTER
Nov 6 – Guildhall – GLOUCESTER
Nov 8 – Brudenell Social Club – LEEDS
Nov 9 – Academy – LEICESTER
Nov 10 – Crescent Community Venue – YORK
Nov 12 – The Old Fire Station – CARLISLE
Nov 13 – Invisible Wind Factory – LIVERPOOL
Nov 14 – Hare & Hounds – BIRMINGHAM
Nov 16 – Shiine On Weekender – MINEHEAD
Nov 17 – Sub89 – READING
Nov 18 – The Boileroom – GUILDFORD
Nov 19 – The Loft – SOUTHAMPTON
Nov 24 – Fat Sam’s – DUNDEE
Nov 25 – La Belle Angel –EDINBURGH
Nov 27 – Whelan’s – DUBLIN
Nov 28 – Empire Music Hall – BELFAST
Dec 15 – The Trades Club – HEBDEN BRIDGE
Dec 16 – The Exchange – BRISTOL
Dec 18 – The Moth Club – LONDON
Dec 19 – YES (The Pink Room) – MANCHESTER
Dec 20 – St Bartholomew’s Church – BRIGHTON

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