The People the Poet have released their first debut Acoustic EP under their new name. Go out and get it!
As a band, we’ve always been influenced by music a lot softer than a lot of our output actually portrays.We’ve never really felt like it was the right time to strip it all back and show that side, until now.
We are fast approaching our first tour under the new name of ‘the People the Poet’ which will be with the amazing Charlie Simpson, and we wanted to challenge ourselves to write and record an acoustic EP ahead of that tour - something that would capture a raw sound, full of emotion.We wrote and recorded the EP in the space of 4 days to really get that raw, honest vibe - and we’re very proud of what we managed to achieve.
The words had been compiled over the last few months with many different lyrical approaches - some even written for the album. The music was of a similar state where we had melodies and ideas, but nothing completed - so over the 4 days we looked at the jigsaw puzzle and worked at it until we had a clear view of the picture we wanted people to get when they listened to the record.
The EP has a loose concept of losing the people who mean so much to you in your life, and it’s also to celebrate the lives of two amazing Mothers around this year’s ‘Mothers Day’- both of whom will forever be in our memories.
The 4 track EP ‘Thank You For Today’ will be released on Monday 26th March.
There was also another motivation for writing the acoustic EP.
Our good friends Neil Starr and Gavin Butler have invited us out to open for them on their UK acoustic tour next month.The dates are:
11th Bristol Croft 12th Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach 14th Swansea Koopas 15th London Barfly 19th Manchester Alter Ego 20th Birmingham HMV Institute 21st Guildford Boileroom 22nd Southampton Joiners
Being an acoustic tour - we’ll be performing acoustically on all dates.We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
Don’t forget you can catch us with the full band/plugged in/amped up on the Charlie Simpson tour starting next week at the following dates
Sat 24th Birmingham Academy 2 (supporting Charlie Simpson) Sun 25th Liverpool Academy (supporting Charlie Simpson) Tue 27th Sheffield Academy 2 (supporting Charlie Simpson) Wed 28th Newcastle University (supporting Charlie Simpson) Thurs 29th Glasgow Stereo (off-date w/ Holy Childhood) Fri 30th Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (supporting Charlie Simpson) Sat 31st Dundee Fats Sams (supporting Charlie Simpson)
Monday 2nd Cardiff Full Moon Club (headline show)
Thanks for reading - catch you soon
the People the Poet
released 26 March 2012
1. Divided Kingdom 01:37 2. The Trip 04:16 3. Iora 05:05 4. Thank You For Today 3:04