Today, David Holmes shares ‘Stop Apologising’, the new single from his forthcoming album ‘Blind On A Galloping Horse’ out Friday 10th November. The new track follows the recently released single ‘Necessary Genius’, a comprehensive roll call of the great and good – those ‘dreamers, misfits, radicals, outcasts’ that we’ve lost and just a few who’ve managed to cling on in the churn of the 21st century.
‘Stop Apologising’ is David Holmes and Raven Violet’s 21st century glam electro-disco anthem. It’s a glorious hymn to the power of resilience and self-belief.
‘Stop Apologising’ is a song bathed in the wonders of psychedelic therapy – an ode to the over-thinkers who waste so much time worrying about nothing rather than living their lives on their terms.”
In addition, Rough Trade East will be hosting an in conversation and signing with David Holmes to celebrate the album release. David will be joined by special guest host Colleen Murphy. Tickets on sale Friday 20th October and available HERE.
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Throughout Blind on A Galloping Horse, there are spoken word accounts from Afghan and Ukrainian refugees now welcomed as residents in Belfast, alongside a Palestinian ambulance driver and French and Irish observers of the UK’s turmoil of recent years. Their voices add to the feeling that this record is a call to action, a motivation and a head clearing, slate wiping journey. As the opening When People Are Occupied Resistance Is Justified song goes, “I wanna sleep on the wind, I wanna live, I don’t wanna rust / I wanna breath, I wanna fly, not rot in the dirty dust”. Calls to action have rarely sounded so inviting.
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‘Blind On A Galloping Horse’ was written , produced and arranged by David Holmes. The album features updated versions of the previously released singles Hope Is The Last Thing To Die and It’s Over If We Run Out Of Love and a recording of an unreleased song by Holmes’ late friend Andrew Weatherall (I Laugh Myself To Sleep). All of the album’s artwork was designed by British graphic designer Jimmy Turrell. The cover shot was taken post riot in 70’s Belfast by local cult street photographer Bill Kirk.
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