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Spiritualized announce new album and tour dates

By | Published on Wednesday 3 November 2021


Spiritualized have announced a new album and tour dates for 2022. ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ is set for release in February, with UK shows following in April and May.

The first new album since 2018’s ‘And Nothing Hurt’, the new record took time to complete, with mixes going back and forth for a whole year, thanks to the dense layers of music on it. The man behind it all, J Spaceman, played sixteen instruments on the LP himself, with more than 30 other musicians and singers also contributing.

“There was so much information on it that the slightest move would unbalance it, but going around in circles is important to me”, says Spaceman of the time spent tweaking the mixes. “Not like you’re spiralling out of control, but you’re going around and around and on each revolution, you hold onto the good each time. Sure, you get mistakes as well, but you hold on to some of those too and that’s how you kind of… achieve. Well, you get there”.

“There’s a line from Jonathan Meades that’s about having all the attributes to being an artist”, he goes on. “‘Paranoia, vanity, selfishness, egotism, sycophancy, resentment, moral nullity and more idiot than idiot savant’. And that’s what it feels like, this kind of thing. You’re your own worst enemy and biggest supporter. There’s a ‘of course this is worth it – it’s me’, and then this kind of deep doubt of ‘what the fuck is this all about?’ And then ‘why is it important?’ And then knowing there’s no easy answer. But it’s there. I know it’s there”.

You’ll be able to have a crack at answering those questions yourself when ‘Everything Is Beautiful’ is released on 25 Feb. And you can listen to the first single, ‘Always Together With You’, now:

UK and Ireland tour dates in support of the album will begin in April. Here they are:

28 Apr: Bath, The Forum
29 Apr: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
30 Apr: Brighton, Dome
2 May: Birmingham, Symphony Hall
4 May: Gateshead, Sage
5 May: Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanizers
7 May: Dublin, Olympia Theatre
8 May: Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
9 May: Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
10 May: London, Roundhouse