Dry The River - Gethsemane

17 June 2014, 10:27 | Updated: 17 June 2014, 12:38

Gethsemane is the first taste of new album Alarms In The Heart.

Dry the River's second album is released through Transgressive Records on 25 August 2014.

It was produced by Charlie Hugall (Florence and The Machine, Ed Sheeran), Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand) and Peter Miles (We Are The Ocean, Futures, The King Blues) and with arrangements and strings from Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Rós, Björk).

Speaking to Radio X's Danielle Perry last night, Pete and Matt from the band admitted they didn't wanted the first new stuff people heard to be too alien.

"I think [Gethsemane]'s the one that will feel most familiar to people who like Dry The River already so in some ways it was a gateway into the new record. The new record is quite different in places, it's a lot more full band, there's less of the kind of really acoustic thing.

"We're having some fun with it but this track is probably the one that's closest to the mould of what people will recognise as being Dry The River so it seemed like a nice introduction."

Alarms In The Heart tracklisting:

01. Alarms in the Heart
02. Hidden Hand
03. Roman Candle
04. Med School
05. It Was Love That Laid Us Low
06. Gethsemane
07. Everlasting Light
08. Rollerskate
09. Vessel
10. Hope Diamond
[11. Husk – secret song]

The band have just announced a UK headline tour in October. The dates follow a number of festival shows over the summer including appearances at Glastonbury and the Main Stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals. 

Dry The River UK live dates:

21 - London - CC14 (Camden Crawl – Electric Ballroom)
29 - Pilton - Glastonbury (John Peel & Avalon stages)

04 - Swaledale - King of the Mountains Festival [Main Stage Headline]
18 - Castle Hill - Somersault Festival [Main Stage]

01 - Bude - Leopallooza Festival [Main Stage Headline]
23 - Reading - Reading Festival [Main Stage]
24 - Leeds - Leeds Festival [Main Stage]

02 - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
03 - Cambridge - Junction
04 - Manchester - Academy 2
05 - York - Fibbers
07 - Hull - Welly
08 - Glasgow - Oran Mor
09 - Newcastle - Northumbria University
10 - Birmingham - Institute
11 - Oxford - Academy
14 - Cardiff - Globe
15 - Leeds - Cockpit
16 - London - Forum