Fiddlehead announce new album Death Is Nothing To Us out 18th August 2023 via Run For Cover Records, the band share new single ‘Sullenboy’.
Fiddlehead are back! Today the post-hardcore heroes have announced their upcoming third full-length, Death Is Nothing To Us, due out 18th August via Run For Cover Records. They also announce a UK show at London’s The Garage for 23rd February 2024, with tickets on-sale Friday at 10am BST here.
The album finds Fiddlehead completing the thematic trilogy that began with their previous two releases, resulting in a truly special album that feels like both a culmination of the band's work so far, and one of the years most powerful and life-affirming rock records. Death Is Nothing To Us is Fiddlehead's most dynamic set of songs to date, with every track pushing further into the melodic and aggressive poles of their sound, all while vocalist Pat Flynn tackles difficult existential themes with an open-heartedness that comes through in every word.
To celebrate the announcement, Fiddlehead have shared ‘Sullenboy’ the towering first single from Death Is Nothing To Us. The track captures everything that makes Fiddlehead so great, blending together the unabashed heart of Revolution Summer emo with the hooks of '90s alternative, and delivering amalgam with the intangible energy that comes from their roots in the hardcore scene.
The release of Fiddlehead's sophomore album, Between The Richness, drew praise from fans and critics alike (including Pitchfork, Stereogum, The FADER, Billboard, SPIN, BrooklynVegan, Paste, and many more), and saw the band unexpectedly becoming one of the most vital groups in rock music today.
On Death Is Nothing To Us, Flynn delves deeper than ever into the nuances of loss and sadness, but his deeply vulnerable approach is exhilarating and often even joyous in its humanity.
"I don’t want people to romanticise grief and depression, myself included,”
“But I wanted to write about the way loss can perpetuate this feeling of sadness in your life. I didn’t intend to make some kind of thematic trilogy but there is this connection to the first two records, and this album sort of rounds out some of the stages of grief that weren’t addressed previously–especially this feeling of stickiness that a depressive attitude can have.”
The lyrics on Death Is Nothing To Us attempt to reject the allure of sorrow with a deftness and intensity that's matched by Fiddlehead's music, creating one of the most undeniably compelling albums you'll hear this year.
Fiddlehead are playing across the US starting this month, on tour with Citizen, then will headline their own shows in September/October. See full itinerary below.
Death Is Nothing To Us
out 18th August 2023 via Run For Cover Records
14/06/23 Queens, NY @ Knockdown Center *
15/06/23 Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston *
17/06/23 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago *
18/06/23 Chicago, IL @ Metro *
22/06/23 Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater *
06/24/23 Los Angeles, CA@ The Wiltern *
25/06/23 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim *
22/09/23 Boston, MA - Royale
23/09/23 NYC, NY - Webster Hall
28/09/23 Chicago, IL - Metro
29/09/23 Toledo, OH - Ottawa Tavern
30/09/23 Detroit, MI - Edgemen
01/10/23 Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
06/10/23 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
07/10/23 Los Angeles, CA - Ukrainian Culture Centre
08/10/23 Ojai, CA - Ojai Women’s Club
23/02/24 London, UK - The Garage
* w/ Citizen