As news of a long-awaited The Chemical Brothers release hits the airwaves, Getintothis’ Chris Flack brings you all you need to know about No Geography.
It has been a while since we’ve seen anything of The Chemical Brothers, the last time they graced these pages was Creamfields 2015, but the wait is over for fans of Manchester duo of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons.
The pair released their ninth studio album, No Geography, on Virgin EMI just last Friday, which means you don’t even have to wait to hear it, it’s in all good record shops, downloaders and streaming sites now.
No Geography is the follow up to 2015’s Grammy-nominated album Born In The Echoes which was their sixth No1 album. We would suggest that No Geography will find itself on the same trajectory pretty quickly.
No Geography includes some absolute bangers in the shape of recent singles Free Yourself, We’ve Got To Try and MAH. No Geography has been wowing reviews across the majors and filling floors for a few weeks, it packs a fairly nifty punch coming in at ten tracks.
No Geography is another slice of individuality from The Chemical Brothers, a record that stands alongside the Exit Planet Dust and rubs shoulders with 2010s Further.
The Chemical Brothers have frequently taken what we think their music should be and stood it on its head, they’ve shocked and surprised and they’ve managed to do that all over again with this record.
No Geography sweeps from anger to wonder and joy via acid house, lo-fi scuzzy noise and house. it’s a glorious thing. The brothers have a busy Summer ahead to promote the album and we have all their tour dates below.
They are bringing their psychedelic wares to fields and warehouses everywhere from Antwerp to Zürich via Creamfields, Mad Cow and Glastonbury, giving you plenty of opportunities to catch the fun.
No Geography tracklist:
Eve Of Destruction
Got To Keep On
The Universe Sent Me
We’ve Got To Try
Catch Me I’m Falling
Tour dates and Festival appearances
11th May – Corona Capital Guadalajara Festival, Mexico
12th May – Pepsi Centre WTC, Mexico City, Mexico
15th May – The Shrine, Los Angeles, USA
16th May – The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, USA
17th May – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, USA
24th May – All Points East Festival, Victoria Park, London
7th Jun – VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia
15th Jun – International Exhibition Center, Kyiv, Ukraine
28th Jun – Eden Sessions, Cornwall, UK
30th Jun – Glastonbury Festival, UK
11th Jul – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
13th Jul – NOS Alive Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
14th Jul – Doctor Music Festival, Spain
18th Jul – Deichbrand Festival, Germany
21st Jul – Deichbrand Festival, Cuxhaven, Germany
26th Jul – Fuji Rock, Japan
3rd Aug – Oshega Festival, Montreal, Canada
9th Aug – Charlotte de Witte, Antwerpen, Belgium
21st Aug – Zurich Open Air, Switzerland
24th Aug – Creamfields, UK
21st Nov – Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
22nd Nov – Manchester Arena, UK
23rd Nov – Glasgow The SSE Hydro, UK
28th Nov – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
29th Nov – Birmingham Arena UK