The Last Dinner Party Announce Debut LP

The Last Dinner Party announce new album Prelude To Ecstasy. The UK band's debut album, drops on February 2nd 2024 via Island Records
The Last Dinner Party photo by Cal Mcintyre

The Last Dinner Party share details of their debut album, Prelude To Ecstasy, which will be released on February 2nd 2024 via Island Records. It was produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys) in London, and will feature singles, “Nothing Matters”, “Sinner”, and “My Lady Of Mercy”. The band is currently on a sold-out tour of the US in cities including DC, NYC, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Chicago.

The Last Dinner Party on their debut album: “Ecstasy is a pendulum which swings between the extremes of human emotion, from the ecstasy of passion to the sublimity of pain, and it is this concept which binds our album together. This is an archeology of ourselves; you can exhume our collective and individual experiences and influences from within its fabric. We exorcised guitars for their solos, laid bare confessions directly from diary pages, and summoned an orchestra to bring our vision to life.“It is our greatest honour and pride to present this offering to the world, it is everything we are.”

To coincide with the album’s announcement, the band also share a new track, “On Your Side.” The band shares, “‘On Your Side’ is a love song with its hands tied. It’s about being so devoted to someone that no matter what they do, no matter how much it hurts, how much you know you should leave, you can’t escape. The outro came from a wonderful improvised moment in the studio; James Ford had this synthesiser that warped and delayed and played with the fabric of whatever you put into it. So Aurora and Abigail sat in the studio after lunch and improvised some piano and vocal lines, letting the sounds build on top of each other until that final gasp. It turned into this wrenching shimmering section that sounds like the end of a poisonous relationship; dissolving, fragmenting, painful but also ultimately freeing.”

Concentrating on their own headline shows, the band skipped confidentally from venue to venue, playing to bigger rooms and on wider stages. Shows sold out and shows were upgraded. In London alone, the band have moved from sell-out dates at Moth Club to Camden Assembly, Oslo to two nights at EartH, and now move on to the 3000 capacity Roundhouse on the eve of album release (remaining tickets on sale now). Crucially, it’s not just London where the band finds its early fans, but right across the UK and into America too, with all five debut shows selling out several weeks in advance.

The Last Dinner Party are: Abigail Morris – vocals / Aurora Nishevci – keys / Emily Roberts – lead guitar/flute / Georgia Davies – bass / Lizzie Mayland – guitar

The Last Dinner Party 2023-2024 Tour Dates

2nd November – Bowery Ballroom, New York SOLD OUT
4th November – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia SOLD OUT
6th November – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
9th November – Bottom Lounge, Chicago
26th November – Avicii Arena, Stockholm (w/ Hozier)
28th November – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (w/ Hozier)
29th November – Zenith, Paris (w/ Hozier)
2nd December – Velodrome, Berlin (w/ Hozier)
3rd December – Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna (w/ Hozier)
5th December – Sporthall, Hamburg (w/ Hozier)
6th December – Sportovni Hala Fortuna, Prague (w/ Hozier)
8th December – Forest National, Brussels (w/ Hozier)
10th December – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool (w/ Hozier)
11th December – OVO Hydro, Glasgow (w/ Hozier)
13th December – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham (w/ Hozier)
15th December – OVO Wembley Arena, London (w/ Hozier)
17th December – SSE Arena, Belfast (w/ Hozier)
9th December – 3Arena, Dublin (w/ Hozier)
19th December – The Workman’s Club, Dublin SOLD OUT
20th December – 3Arena, Dublin (w/ Hozier)

30th January – The Fleece, Bristol *re-arranged date* SOLD OUT
1st February – The Roundhouse, London

Pre-order Prelude To Ecstasy by The Last Dinner Party HERE


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