Post-rock quartet BLANKET are pleased to reveal another stunning video for album track ‘Acacia’ today alongside news of an EU tour in February 2017 hitting the UK, Germany, Belgium and Poland. Watch and share the video below! The track is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming debut 12” LP, Our Brief Encounters, set for release on 10th February 2017 and available to pre-order now.
Where previous single ‘Starlight Filled Our Minds’ was a missive on never being held back and carving out your own future, ‘Acacia’ is a look at the things we cannot prevent, an ode to the passing of time and self-reflection.
“We all have relationships; some that are spiritual, some that we cannot prevent, some that we wish were longer, or shorter” explains drummer Steven Pellatt of the new track “The video is about the fragility of human relationships, fate and what we’re left with to look back on once we’ve lost something from our lives.”
Our brief encounters
Are nothing if not spiritual
A wave to carry us
Into a collision course
What what we know is real
A brand new four-piece originating in Blackpool, Lancashire, they specialise in sweeping, post-rock-influenced, ambient sounds inspired by the likes of Caspian, Sigur Ros, Circa Survive, This Will Destroy You, Nothing and Failure. Their whole aim is to create an audio-visual soundscape that will take both listeners and spectators on a journey of sensory discovery.
Comprised of four professional musicians with years of experience in the music industry, across their various projects the members of blanket have toured the world extensively alongside names as diverse as Youmeatsix, The Wonder Years, Skindred, Four Year Strong, Super Heaven, Every Time I Die and The Story So Far, had tracks featured on international television and the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game series, and received coverage from music publications worldwide.
9th February – Bootleg Social, Blackpool – UK
12th February – Le Coin Aux Etoiles, Mons – BE
13th February – District Six, Dusseldorf – GER
14th February – Venue TBC, Poznan – PL
15th February – Klub CH25, Warsaw – PL
16th February – Klub Piekny Pies, Krakow – PL
17th February – Rock Station, Morlanwelz – BE
Watch the video for previous single ‘Starlight Filled Our Minds’ here:
Front man Bobby Pook has made the creation of art in various forms his entire world – something that was nearly taken from him recently in a devastating house fire that destroyed thousands of pounds worth of A/V equipment and nearly cost him his life.
As the guitarist and songwriter fought defiantly amongst the flames of the home he shared with band mate Simon Morgan to rescue the possessions which gave him his livelihood, little did they know the event would come to transform their vision for the record they were already half way through writing together.
Ultimately, it was a decision which – although admirable for many reasons – nearly cost him the ability to ever play music or make films again, when he was left with severe 3rd degree burns to his hands. At his lowest point, a Kickstarter campaign to pay for replacement equipment funded by his girlfriend and friends, alongside the generosity of some of the companies whose ranges he used, restored his faith in humanity.
It’s an event that went a long way to inspiring some of the music on Our Brief Encounters, and served as a wake-up call to both the beauty and fragility of life. There’s no denying that theirs is an arresting sound reminiscent of grandiose movie soundtracks, and the band are hoping that their new release will be remembered not just for its stunning musicality, but also for its very human and entirely emotional response to the precarious world we live in.