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Hercules & Love Affair Announce New Album ‘Omnion’

Following a formidable opening salvo - the BBC 6music playlisted single ‘Controller’ - Hercules & Love Affair announce the release of their fourth studio album, Omnion, on September 1st on mr.intl/Skint/BMG. Renowned for their exuberant stage show and Andy Butler's knack for elegant and timely productions, Hercules & Love Affair have - unconsciously - hit the zeitgeist with eleven songs that sparkle with faith and tolerance as a response to our troubling times.

“Sometimes songs are born out of an intense moment that has nothing to do with club music,” explains Hercules main man Andy Butler. “…I’m not just a "head" (read techno-head, house-head, disco-head)….I’m touched just as much by, say, Sinead O’Connor accompanied only by a guitar, singing an intensely spirited message.”

Helping Butler realise this new dynamic are a world class cast of singers including The Horrors’ Faris Badwan, the Arab World’s most influential indie band Mashrou’ Leila, New York singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten, and Icelandic sister act Sísý Ey, as well as regular collaborators Rouge Mary and Gustaph - and Butler himself on the intensely personal electro ballad ‘Fools Wear Crowns’. Having had “a massive, massive relationship with drugs and clubs” since his youth, culminating in “a brutal drug addiction that saw me overdosed in hospital every weekend”, ButIer has been clean for four years and Omnion is rich with his re-immersion in the wider world, in all its ugliness and beauty. 


1. Omnion (feat. Sharon Van Etten)

2. Controller (feat. Faris Badwan)

3. Rejoice (feat. Rouge Mary)

4. Are You Still Certain? (feat. Mashrou' Leila)

5. Running (feat. Sisy Ey)

6. Fools Wear Crowns

7. Lies (feat. Gustaph)

8. Wild Child (feat. Rouge Mary)

9. My Curse and Cure (feat. Gustaph)

10. Through Your Atmosphere (feat. Faris Badwan)

11. Epilogue (feat. Gustaph)


Forthcoming dates:

22nd July - Tramlines Festival, Sheffield (UK) [Andy Butler DJ set]

11th August - Houghton Festival, Kings Lynn (UK)

13th August - Boomtown Festival, Winchester [UK] (Andy Butler DJ set)

25th August - Rock en Seine, Paris (France)

27th August - Stephenson Works, Newcastle (UK)

1st September - Into the Great Wide Open, Vlieland (Netherlands)

9th September - Festival No. 6, Portmeirion (Wales)

16th September - Kutxa Kultur Festival, San Sebastian (Spain)

19th October - ADE at Paradiso, Amsterdam (Netherlands)


10th November - Metropop Festival, Lausanne (Switzerland)

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