Bleach Lab Announces Debut Album ‘Lost In A Rush Of Emptiness’ Out September 22nd
April 14, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Today, Bleach Lab announces their debut album, Lost In A Rush of Emptiness, out September 22nd via Nettwerk. The album was produced by Catherine Marks, known for her work with PJ Harvey, Foals, The Big Moon and the new boygenius album. Topping it off, the band releases their new track and video “Counting Empties.” Watch the music video HERE and listen to the track HERE.
“Counting Empties” builds on themes of heartbreak and isolation laid out in previous single ‘Indigo’ and arrives alongside a stunning new visual. On the track, the band reflect on “how having a difficult relationship with alcohol can hinder romantic and personal relationships. A battle with your own mind to do better and a vulnerability of asking someone patience and forgiveness, although you may not feel you deserve it”
Across their previous EPs, including their most recent release, If You Only Feel It Once, the band have earned devoted champions at BBC 6Music, and wide critical acclaim at press. Having stepped up to a sold-out EP release show at London’s Lafayette in November, Bleach Lab just returned from two back-to-back tours with Priestgate and We Are Scientists to kick off the year.
With each consecutive release, the band have experimented without restriction, dipping their toes into unfamiliar genres to fully work out what kind of band they are, what works best for them, and where to go next. “We’re all very conscious about not making music that just replicates or sounds exactly the same as what we’ve done before,” guitarist Frank Wates reflects. “There have been a lot of quite big jumps in terms of influences and sound between all of our releases, and I think that’s an important part of our creative process.”
On Lost In A Rush Of Emptiness, the band worked with producer Catherine Marks, of which Bleach Lab’s Kieran (drummer) reflects, “We had a very clear vision of what we wanted this album to feel like, and Catherine really jumped on board with that from the start. She set a great tone in the studio to achieve that. I think we knew what we wanted the album to be visually and sonically before the songs were actually fully written in some cases, and Catherine really helped bring some of the songs to life in that regard. She helped us explore some of our older soundscapes whilst bringing something new to our sound. I think we’ve always enjoyed a certain level of freedom in the studio to completely rewrite parts. Catherine was great at allowing that creative freedom and played a huge part in it when needed.” Pre-save Lost In A Rush of Emptiness HERE.
As well as magnetic frontperson Jenna Kyle, Bleach Lab is comprised of drummer Kieran Weston with his love for ethereal pop, guitarist Frank Wates’ knack for crystalline, dream-pop and bassist Josh Longman’s driving consistency and collaborative lyric work. 2021 saw the four-piece make their mark with the release of their first two EPs, A Calm Sense of Surrounding and Nothing Feels Real, the latter produced by Stephen Street (The Cranberries, The Smiths, Blur). With one eye cast towards the band’s enduring 90s influences present in previous releases, 2022’s If You Only Feel It Once drove the bands vision forward and saw them team up with producer Duncan Mills (Peace, The Vaccines, Jake Bugg) to delve deeper into poppier, more modern sounds. The announcement of their debut full length effort sees Bleach Lab take another huge step forward and sets the tone 2023 and beyond.
Lost In A Rush of Emptiness Tracklist:
- All Night
- Counting Empties
- Saving All Your Kindness
- Everything At Once
- Nothing Left To Lose
- Never Coming Back
- Smile For Me
- Leave The Light On
- Life Gets Better
Headline UK & Ireland November 2023 Tour Dates:
(Tickets on sale Friday April 14th)
Fri, Nov 3rd | Belfast | Ulster Sports Club
Sat, Nov 4th | Dublin | The Grand Social
Mon, Nov 6th | Birmingham | Hare And Hounds
Tu, Nov 7th | Nottingham | Bodega Social Club
Weds, Nov 8th | Manchester | Gorilla
Fri, Nov 10th | Glasgow | Stereo
Sat, Nov 11th | Liverpool | District
Sun, Nov 12th | Leeds | Brudenell Social Club
Tues, Nov 14th | Bristol | Thekla
Weds, Nov 15th | Brighton | Patterns
Thurs, Nov 16th | London | Scala