Sweet Billy Pilgrim reveal video for brilliant new single ‘Just Above Midtown’

New album Motorcade Amnesiacs to be released through Kscope on May 25th


 Mercury Music-Prize-nominated Sweet Billy Pilgrim have revealed the video for their brand new single ‘Just Above Midtown’. Filmed in Vienna, London and the Home Counties, the video gives us a wistful and affecting behind-the-scenes insight into the world of the band, cut with live footage from their sold-out London show earlier this month.

‘Just Above Midtown’ is a mammoth dose of electronic pop. Bursting with funky slap bass lines, arpeggiated synths and a chorus worthy of eating up the airwaves, this is Sweet Billy Pilgrim delivering their music to the masses. It is also one of the highlights of the band’s forthcoming album Motorcade Amnesiacs.

Motorcade Amnesiacs follows on from their critically acclaimed album Crown and Treaty, which was awarded a coveted five stars by Mojo, and its Mercury Music Prize-nominated predecessor Twice Born Men, and will be released through Kscope, home of artists including Steven Wilson, Anathema, Nordic Giants and Engineers.

The album is a remarkable body of work. Ten years into Sweet Billy Pilgrim’s singular career, their development from electronic / acoustic experimentalism into widescreen accessibility is fully realised on this, their fourth long-player.

Not ones to respect musical boundaries, Sweet Billy Pilgrim have thrown every ounce of their belief and passion into the creative process resulting in the genre spanning excellence of  Motorcade Amnesiacs. Frontman Tim Elsenburg’s unique musical worldview has resulted in yet another masterpiece; an album of adventurously inspired melodies, intertwining riffs and eclectic rhythms, heavenly harmonies and thought-provoking lyrics.

‘Just Above Midtown’ follows on ‘Coloma Blues’, the first track to be made available online from the album and showcases a more playful, uptempo side to a band known to aficionados as music’s best-kept secret.

The time is now right for them to reap the rewards of a decade of perseverance. There’s no chance of forgetting them now…

Motorcade Amnesiacs

Candle Book and Bell
Fast Forward To The Freeze Frame
Make It So
Slingshot Grin
Burn Before Reading
Just Above Midtown
Chasing Horses
We Just Did What Happened and Nobody Came
Coloma Blues

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