Manchester art-rock/post-hardcore outfit Pleiades are preparing to release their new album, ‘Affinity With’, on September 29th. As a preview, they’ve launched another track from it called ‘Amos Clift’.
Considered as the album’s “centrepiece”, ‘Amos Clift’ sees the quintet capture the frenetic energy live shows while being tied to ‘Affinity With’s narrative.
“Amos Clift is really a track that sits at the core of the storytelling in ‘Affinity With’. The story is told from the perspective of lighthouse keeper Amos Clift, observing the Egg War of 1863 in San Francisco where food shortages caused by the population boom from California’s Gold Rush lead to an all-out war between rival gangs over seabird eggs on the nearby Farallon Islands,” explained Pleiades vocalist Andrew Calderbank. ”Clift’s character is used as a guide to recount how desperation and hunger led to mass greed and violence, holding a magnifying glass to the inherent and destructive flaws of human nature.”
Fans can pre-save ‘Affinity With’ here.
Where can I see Pleiades on tour?
Pleiades will be playing shows throughout September and October
September (Co-headline with Hidden Mothers)
15th The Hive, Rotherham
16th Gorilla Studios, Hull
17th Chameleon, Nottingham (Matinée)
23rd Love Day Festival, Manchester
October (support from DeadBird)
10th New Cross Inn, London
11th Hope & Ruin, Brighton
12th Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
13th Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield
14th Eagle Inn, Manchester
15th Legends, Edinburgh
Tickets can be purchased here.