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ON SALE NOW: THE XCERTS!

BLOG POSTED 23.11.17 – AUTHOR. DEAF INSTITUTE

 

TICKETS FOR THE XCERTS ARE ON SALE NOW! 

Scottish power-indie trio The Xcerts are coming back to Manchester with new album 'Hold On To Your Head' set for release in early 2018! It's an album about finding a pinhole of light in the dark and turning it into the sun.

"We really did shoot for the stars with this one," says frontman Murray Macleod. It's a bold record, a pure love letter to a byegone era inked by a sentimental, hopeless romantic. “The songs are coming from a really bad place,” he says. “I'd become a really empty human
being’; It felt like my wires were all lined-up perfectly and colour co-ordinated and as soon as my girlfriend and I broke up, it was like someone had yanked them all out. I couldn't really relate to anyone, I was struggling to talk to people, I just couldn't go out and face the world. Fundamentally I just felt completely worthless, I just didn't know who I was and I didn't really care about who I was either!”

Despite some dark lyrical content the album is musically shot through with a vigorous lust for life - one which the band felt as a whole after the response to There Is Only You, the band's astonising 2014 album. Hold On To Your Heart is a love letter to hope, belief, and aspiriation.