The Shadows

by Tomorrow We Sail

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The Shadows is the new album from Leeds-based six-piece Tomorrow We Sail. Building on their debut release For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight (Gizeh, 2014) over the course of three years, this new work combines perfectly the soaring atmospherics, gorgeously intertwined vocal harmonies and dramatic shifts in tone and dynamics that have come to characterise Tomorrow We Sail’s sound. Yet, there is a new sense of urgency here. Very much an album of its time, The Shadows draws upon the same sense of connection to both past and present that defined its precursor but features storytelling that’s even more defiant and deeply personal.

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Like its predecessor, the record features seven songs but from the chiming guitars of opening track Side By Side it is clear that the stately pace of For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight has made way for a far more dynamic and driving energy; perhaps best captured in the righteous anger of The Ghost of John Maynard Keynes. Tomorrow We Sail still invoke a keen sense of measured grace in their songwriting - from the sweeping, elegiac title track, through to the sparse, restrained, yet haunting beauty of Winifred and To Sleep. Urgent, yet assured, The Shadows demands your attention.

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released March 2, 2018

• Ella Blake: vocals, guitar, piano, harmonium, harp
• Angela Chan: viola, violin, vocals
• Matt Clarke: guitar, keyboard, hammond organ, glockenspiel, vocals
• Alistair Hay: drums, percussion
• Tim Hay: vocals, guitar, piano
• Tom Ilett: bass guitar, vocals

• All tracks written and recorded by Tomorrow We Sail
• Strings arranged and recorded by Angela Chan
• Mixed by Tim Hay and Tomorrow We Sail
• Mastered by Christopher Leary at Melograf Mastering
• Photography & Artwork by Ella Blake

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"The Shadows is a well-balanced collection: understated, delicate, melodic, it exists, as the title alludes, in the spaces between light and dark, exploring with deftness and sensitivity the infinite shades between."
​Aural Aggravation

"There is a fragility to the sound of The Shadows, a kind of grace and softness that feels as if it might shatter were the listener to try to grasp it. A wonderful record, and feels like a small flame of hope in a world that risks forgetting the meaning of the word." The Sound Not The Word

"Building on their promising beginnings Tomorrow We Sail have refined their approach and have more than surpassed themselves in producing an achingly beautiful record full of bewitching melodies. The perfect accompaniment to cold, darkened evenings, as the light descends below the horizon." Soundblab

"an incredibly powerful blend of post rock and folk music that is utterly spellbinding" Echoes & Dust

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Gizeh is an independent label based in Manchester, UK. Focusing on a fiercely DIY ethic, Gizeh has grown with it's artists over the years to form a strong community of musicians and artists from around the world. We have no care for genres or pigeon-holes - simply the noise of harmony and the harmony of noise and the inspiration and spirit of the people who are making that noise. ... more

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