“The band isn’t just a way of life, its been much more than that. To us, as a family, writing music of such honesty, and reaching people who feel it similarly, is as profound an expression of art and life as its possible to be. People have said to me it must be cathartic to write songs like this. I often say the real gift is in the people I do it with. For what we share and what we mean to each other when all is said and done.. The landscapes are internal”
Internal Landscapes showcases the highly influential Liverpool sextet’s uncompromising dedication to fearless artistry. They’ve continually evolved since 1990 by placing hope in the future – from leaving the underground scene they were fundamental in establishing to continually mesmerising the world with dramatic post-progressive alternative rock that knows no borders.
The release of Internal Landscapes follows an extensive worldwide headline tour, including performances at Download Festival, ArcTanGent and Wembley Arena with Opeth in support of their 2017 studio album The Optimist. The release won the Album of the Year at the Progressive Music Awards '17, reached the top 10 in the Polish charts, top 20 in Germany, top 40 in the UK, and has 5.8 million track streams on Spotify. This built on the success of their previous Kscope material, which also won at the Progressive Music Awards, including Album of the Year, Live Event of the Year & Multimedia Package of the Year for 2010's We're Here Because We're Here, 2012's Weather Systems and 2013's Universal.
This collection, curated by the band, selects the best works from their prolific output on the ground-breaking label Kscope since 2008. In this time the band left their heavier roots and transcended into emotional heaviness that resonated deep within the heart of the listener. It takes its name from the band's perhaps most heartfelt song, from their most popular album of the period, Weather Systems.
Daniel Cavanagh has provided the album sleeve notes and the artwork was created by long-time collaborator Travis Smith.
Internal Landscapes will be released on CD, LP and available through usual download and streaming platforms and is available to pre-order HERE
Internal Landscapes 2008-2018 tracklisting
To coincide with the release of Internal Landscapes and the 10 Years Of Kscope show on 2nd October in London, Anathema will be playing a series of intimate acoustic shows, under the title Ambient Acoustic Tour. Anathema will be touring these shows as a four-piece featuring Daniel & Vincent Cavanagh and Lee & John Douglas. Support act(s) will be announced shortly.
Daniel Cavanagh introduces the tour:
“Welcome to a new Anathema experience: Ambient Acoustic.
In exploring what we might do to expand the music still further, out of thin air came the idea to arrange music in a ‘third way’, in the space between the acoustic band and the live rock band. With ‘ambient acoustic’ we feel freer to explore many textures, mixing live loops, piano, strings, percussion, electronics, guitars and voices, all within the essence of the songs and the emotions they carry. We hope you enjoy this next chapter of the story, the journey of discovery, of searching for something that can never really be found”
28-09: France, Lille, Theatre Le Splendid
29-09: Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
30-09: Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg
01-10: UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
02-10: UK, London, Union Chapel (10 Years Of Kscope)
03-10: UK, Manchester, Deaf Institute
04-10: UK, Glasgow, The Mackintosh Church
Tickets are now on sale from usual outlets. More information can be found on: www.anathemamusic.com/tour-dates
Anathema will also be appearing the UK’s Arctangent Festival on Friday 17th August http://www.arctangent.co.uk