British India’s much anticipated fourth LP Controller is due for release on March 22. And if this isn’t enough to seriously whet fans’ appetites, the band have also confirmed a national headline tour for April. The extensive tour will take Controller live to both city and regional centres across the country.
British India have long been a favourite with Australian audiences. Their first album Guillotine saw them win the AIR Award in 2007 for Best Independent Artist and receive a J Award nomination for Album of the Year. Their next two albums Thieves and Avalanche both debuted in the ARIA Top 10, with Thieves earning the band an ARIA nomination for Best Independent Release.
Controller sees British India at the height of their powers. The clever artwork for the album was created by the team at Oh Yeah Wow, who painstakingly constructed miniature models of each set up, built a tempestuous skyline to go along with it, then rigged up some lighting and photographed the entire thing.
The band’s fourth album is loaded with potent drum beats and layered, exhilarating guitars, hip-shaking melodies and a lyrical genius from lead singer Declan Melia that is too often lacking in rock albums. Featuring the Hottest 100 hit I Can Make You Love Me and the explosive new single Summer Forgive Me, it’s apparent on Controller that the band have captured all of the attitude, poise and swagger that made their past three offerings so successful. These 10 album tracks see British India re-invigorated, in their finest and most assured form to date.
Controller is the band’s first release via Liberation. It’s out March 22.
Live, the band are something else, their shows are a fiery, in-your-face display of first-rate musicianship, guaranteed to get you moving. Tickets for the Controller tour are now on sale via oxtix.com.au.
Don’t miss out.
1. Plastic Souvenirs
3. Summer Forgive Me
4. I Can Make You Love Me
5. We Don’t Need Anyone
6. Twice Inna Lifetime
7. Your Brand New Life
8. Swimming In Winter
9. Another Christmas In The Trenches
Controller TOUR DATES
Tickets on-sale now via oztix.com.au
March 23 Shadows, Mt Gambier SA
April 5 Surfers Paradise Beer Garden, Gold Coast
April 6 The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
April 12 The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
April 13 Metro Theatre, Sydney
April 19 The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
April 20 The Big Pineapple Festival, Sunshine Coast
April 24 The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide
April 25 The Prince Of Wales, Bunbury WA
April 26 Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
April 27 Capitol, Perth
May 4 Blood Sweat & Fears, Darwin NT