Red River Dialect Announce New Album
London based band Red River Dialect, have announced the release date for their fourth studio album. Broken Stay Open Sky is due out on 2nd February 2018 and is leading with the single 'Kukkuripa', which is available to listen to immediately.
Inspired by childhood memories of bell ringing in church, the album was originally intended as a concept album about bells of all kinds. Songwriter David Morris said:
"I have strong memories of the smell of old wood and damp stone, the delirious cacophony of the six bells, the sight of the dancing ropes and the fear of breaking the stay. The leader of our group of campanologists, a Cornish stone-hedger by trade, told tales of ringers who had been whipped up along with the rope and killed, and my experience of ringing became fused with this fear of losing control."
Over time the songwriting evolved and moved away from the sound of bells:
"As I wrote the songs, this attempt at conceptual coherency started to crumble. Half-familiar sadnesses and new-old confusions poked through the rubble. I am glad that this album is not entirely what I intended it to be, and even gladder for the companionship of the band who articulate these songs into a real-shared living."
The album is available to pre-order immediately with the full tracklisting below.