Manchester based Art-Rock / Post Hardcore outfit Pleiades are today proud to release their debut album ‘Affinity With’. This ten track body of work builds on Pleiades previous post-metal sound, sculpting a more cohesive Post-Hardcore approach in places whilst pushing their sound into the weirder corners.
Talking through the concept of ‘Affinity With’, vocalist Andrew Calderbank shares - “Affinity With as a title is defined as “a natural liking or understanding of something or someone” and in turn each track is an opportunity to understand or relate to a complex character in its twisting narratives. The album’s objective is to speak on the actions and consequences of human behavior from different perspectives, both personal and historical.”
On top of the album release, Pleiades have today shared the official visual for album focus track ‘Honeyguide’ - the opening track of the album and the one that started the band on their journey to create this debut album. “It was the genesis of my inspiration from mewithoutyou and it contains a wandering vocal melody that I’ve seen generously described as The Smiths-like. It’s conversational and almost feels like a sinister nursery rhyme where you have verses designated to different viewpoints and character.” - explains vocalist Andrew Calderbank.
Watch the official visual for ‘Honeyguide:
To coincide with the release of the bands debut album, Pleiades will be playing shows around the UK this October. Starting in London on the 10th and finishing in Edinburgh on the 15th. Full details below:
October 10th - New Cross Inn, London
October 11th - The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
October 12th - The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
October 13th - Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield
October 14th - Eagle Inn, Manchester
October 15th - Legends, Edinburgh
Tickets on sale now HERE
Pleiades earned critical acclaim with the release of their second EP ‘All At Your Mercy’ defying the concept of convention and all expectations of genre, with their organic and strikingly candid approach to their craft leading Kerrang! to dub them a “vital new voice in UK rock” and Metal Hammer to share “These Manchester Post Metallers masterfully shift dynamics”. The band have since gone on to share stages with Pagan, Blanket, Hawthorne Heights, As Everything Unfolds and more, affirming a status worthy of a place among the highest ranks of the global scene.
‘Affinity With’ is officially out now!
Check out Mad About Rock's Interview With Pleiades to find out all about their debut album! https://www.madaboutrock.co.uk/2023/09/interview-pleiades-we-are-enjoying.html
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