New Music: The Cinematic Orchestra – A Promise

Photo Credit: Eddie Alcazar

The Cinematic Orchestra release the second single ‘A Promise’ from their forthcoming album ‘To Believe’ which is out on March 15th, 2019 via Ninja Tune. ‘A Promise’ is the apogee of their inimitable sound – intimacy without sentimentality, intensity without hyperbole, gravitas without self-importance. Long time collaborator Heidi Vogel’s lustrous voice graces plunging piano chords and shimmering electronics building into Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s swelling strings that hand off to drummer Luke Flowers’ pulsating drums in the sort of crescendo that distills the energy and emotion for which they are known.

On “To Believe” founding member Jason Swinscoe and longtime partner Dominic Smith have enlisted album contributions from collaborators old and new: Moses SumneyRoots ManuvaHeidi VogelGrey ReverendDorian Concept and TawiahMiguel Atwood-Ferguson features on strings, Dennis Hamm  on keys and photographer and visual artist Brian “B+” Cross collaborated with Swinscoe and Smith on the album’s concept. The record was mixed by multiple Grammy winner Tom Elmhirst in Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Electric Lady Studios. The album artwork comes courtesy of The Designers Republic™ who have previously worked with Aphex Twin. 

Tour Dates 2019: 
13th March – AB – Brussels – Belgium 
15th March – Philharmonie – Luxembourg 
16th March – Paradiso – Amsterdam – Netherlands 
18th March – Casino de Paris – Paris – France
20th March – Roundhouse, London, UK 
21st March – Roundhouse, London, UK 
22nd March – Roundhouse, London, UK 

25th March – Vicar Street – Dublin – Ireland 
26th March – Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow – UK 
27th March – Sage Gateshead – Newcastle – UK 
29th March – O2 Institute – Birmingham – UK 
30th March – Manchester Academy – UK 

18th April – Sankei Hall Breeze – Osaka – Japan 
19th April – Hitomi Memorial Hall – Tokyo – Japan 
17th May – A2- Wroclaw – Poland
18th May – Studio – Krakow – Poland
19th May Stary Manez – Gdansk – Poland
20th May – Palladium – Warsaw – Poland 
21st May – Sala Ziemi – Poznan – Poland 
23rd May – Astra – Berlin – Germany
24th May – Music Hall – Cologne – Germany 
26th May – Les Docks – Lausanne – Switzerland 
30th June – Canon’s Marsh Amphitheatre, Bristol

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