Darwin Deez announces new album Double Down along with UK tour dates.

Posted on 15 July 2015
By Khyle Deen
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It’s been two years since indie-pop renaissance man and musical DIY-er Darwin Deez released his album Songs For Imaginative People, the follow-up to his highly successful self-titled debut, and today he announces the details of his third record.

Double Down, out this Autumn, features Kill Your Attitude, the album’s first single and Radio 1’s recent “Hottest Record In The World.” Inspired by the song’s lyrical theme of “love is war,” the video for Kill Your Attitude, directed by Dent De Cuir, has been turned into an absolutely masterful visual experience, in which Darwin is unknowingly immersed in a first person shooter game arena.

Recorded, performed, mixed and mastered entirely by Darwin, Double Down will be released on September 18th via Lucky Number.
“To me, Double Down means to gamble again. To go again”. Darwin says. “With this album, my intention was largely to do again what I did on my debut: make simple, irresistible pop songs – with a fresh new twist. So I went back to my same influences of Thriller, Dismemberment Plan, and Andre 3000 and I came out sounding more like myself than ever before”.

A vibrant slice of pure pop perfection, Double Down showcases Darwin Deez’s dexterity for experimentation with different sonic textures, genres and lyrical allegories. Double Down is a divine offering from our pop star, shining brightly in a dreary indie landscape, as well as Darwin’s finest record in his rich and varied catalogue to date.

1. Last Cigarette
2. The Mess She Made
3. Lover
4. Time Machine
5. Bag Of Tricks
6. Rated R
7. Melange Mining Co.
8. Kill Your Attitude
9. The Other Side
10. Right When It Rains
11. The Missing I Wanna Do

17 July – Truck Festival, UK
18 July – Benicassim Festival, Spain
19 July – MELT Festival, Germany
21 July – Poolbar, Feldkirch, Austria
23 July – Village Underground, London, UK
24 July – Secret Garden Party Festival, UK
20 August – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
21 August – Dockville, Hamburg, Germany
22 August – Frequency, St Polten, Austria
12 October –Thekla, Bristol, UK
13 October – Sound Control, Manchester, UK
14 October – Workman’s Club, Dublin, Ireland
15 October – Limelight 2, Belfast, UK
17 October – Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
18 October – Electric Circus, Edinburgh, UK
19 October – The Duchess, York, UK
20 October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK
21 October – The Rainbow, Birmingham, UK
22 October – Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
23 October – Scholar, Leicester, UK
25 October – Bodega, Nottingham, UK
26 October – O2 Academy 2, Oxford, UK