Brand New Album Out 10th Feb and UK Tour With Foals

18.12.13

CAGE THE ELEPHANT. SINGLE ‘COME A LITTLE CLOSER’ 4th WEEK AT NO.1 IN US. NEW ALBUM 'MELOPHOBIA' 10th FEBRUARY

Cage The Elephant’s latest single ‘Come A Little Closer’ remains No.1 on the Alternative Radio Chart in the US for the fourth consecutive week. An accompanying video, featuring extensive original artwork by frontman Matt Shultz, is available to watch HERE via VEVO. Taken from their forthcoming album 'Melophobia' (out 10th February), ‘Come A Little Closer’ is the band’s fourth No.1 single in the US, following in the footsteps of 2010’s ‘Back Against The Wall’, ‘In One Ear’ and ‘Shake Me Down’ in 2011.

The band have just confirmed hotly-tipped New York garage band Drowners as special guests at their Electric Ballroom show on 17th February. Drowners, whose debut album will be released on 27th January, will also support Cage The Elephant on their European dates in February. As previously announced, Cage The Elephant will tour as special guests on Foals’ sold-out UK tour in February. The band’s previous UK appearance was a sold-out show at The Forum, London in 2011.

February
Tues 4th Olympia Dublin*
Weds 5th Olympia Dublin*
Fri 7th O2 Apollo Manchester*
Sat 8th O2 Apollo Manchester*
Sun 9th O2 Academy Glasgow*
Tues 11th O2 Academy Birmingham*
Weds 12th O2 Academy Newcastle*
Fri 14th Alexandra Palace London*
Sat 15th Alexandra Palace London*
Mon 17th Electric Ballroom London**

* with Foals
** headline show

Recorded in Nashville and produced by Jay Joyce, who also produced their two previous albums, 'Melophobia' is the follow up to 2011's acclaimed album 'Thank You, Happy Birthday'. "This album has tested us as individuals and as a collective. We're five people fighting for our own ideologies of good music - we clash stylistically and sometimes even personally," said drummer Jared Champion.

The album, a varied collection of unabashedly vivid and notably thoughtful rock songs, was written and recorded over the course of a year, with various recording sessions taking place at St. Charles Studio in Nashville over the winter and spring with longtime producer Jay Joyce. The approach was highly experimental and based around the idea that that you don’t write a song, you find it. Throughout the process the band stopped listening to other musical recordings almost entirely and Matt Shultz drew songwriting inspiration from listening to those around him interact.

"As individuals we all had fairly vague visions for how we wanted the record to turn out,” lead singer Matt Shultz says. “They were pretty polar. It really became a challenge to combine all these polar opposites together in a cohesive way. We first started writing material that was very intimate and had a very kind of close and hushed sound to it, but our hearts missed that energy and swagger and playfulness we love so much. Once that came to light, the record really started taking shape on its own. It was the uniting of several different ideas that were really different from each other.”
Cage The Elephant's previous album 'Thank You, Happy Birthday' debuted at No. 2 in the US Billboard Top 200 and the band have sold over 550,000 copies of their first two albums to date.

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