“The Mall” Tim Burgess

Tim Burgess has released a video for his new single “The Mall.” The track is lifted from his album I Love The New Sky, due out on May 22, via Bella Union. Burgess will play a run of dates behind the album, including stops in London, New York City, and Barcelona.

From Tim Burgess:

“The mall is like a state of mind – everything and nothing is there. It induces a kind of torpor. Even the process of going between floors is assisted by moving staircases. Shop windows are hypnotic but you don’t have to take part in anything. Malls are a great leveller – class and status disappear. They are like a waking dream, an altered state. A kind of limbo. Plus they are handy if you need new shoes or a doughnut.”

The twelve tunes of I Love The New Sky were authored, he says, “in Norfolk, in the middle of the countryside, with the nearest shop eight miles away. There are no distractions, and I guess that way things happen. I wrote everything on acoustic guitar, and the chords were really considered. The guitar lines would lead the melody, and the melody would inform the lyrics – just dreaming away with music.”

So far, so Laurel Canyon, though I Love The New Sky would end up sounding anything but hippie/folkie, thanks to a connection Tim made while living in a warehouse space in gritty Seven Sisters in North London, before heading to Norfolk. “The Quietus had their office there,” he recalls. “I used to know pretty much all the stuff they were writing about, but then their album of the year for 2013 was ‘Glynnaestra’ by Grumbling Fur, and I really fell in love with it. I started talking to the band about working together. To cut a long story short I recorded a song with Grumbling Fur, they remixed two Charlatans tracks and a couple of Daniel O’Sullivan’s solo albums came out on my label.”

Tim Burgess
I Love The New Sky

1. Empathy For The Devil
2. Sweetheart Mercury
3. Comme D’Habitude
4. Sweet Old Sorry Me
5. Warhol Me
6. Lucky Creatures
7. The Mall
8. Timothy
9. Only Took A Year
10. I Got This
11. Undertow
12. Laurie

Tim Burgess
Tour Dates

12th March – New York City – Pianos
13th March – New York City – Berlin
14th March – New York City – The Delancy
1st May – Newcastle – Think Tank
2nd May – Leeds – Live at Leeds
3rd May – Liverpool – Sound City
20th May – Nottingham – Rough Trade
22nd May – London – Rough Trade East
24th May – Dartington – Sea Change Festival
25th May – Bristol – Rough Trade
27th May – Manchester – Night & Day *(SOLD-OUT!)*
6th June – Barcelona – Primavera Sound
9th June – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
10th June – Kendal – Brewery
12th June – Glasgow – King Tuts *(SOLD-OUT!)*
14th June – Bristol – Thekla
16th June – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
17th June – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
18th June – London – Oslo *(SOLD-OUT!)*
20th June – Manchester – YES *(SOLD-OUT!)*
26th July – North Yorkshire – Deer Shed Festival