Tourists announce signing to Modern Sky & share new single/video 'Lego Man'.
Torquay five-piece Tourists emerge from lockdown with a record deal with Modern Sky, and an enveloping new digital single Lego Man, accompanied by a hazy psychedelic visual.
Lego Man is a slice of dark, melodic dream-pop fusing shoegaze and synth-pop with a deep-rooted post-punk influence, laced with producer Daniel Schlett’s (The War on Drugs, DIIV, Here We Go Magic) distinctive dream-scape magic. It is taken from Tourists’ forthcoming debut album Another State, which is to follow later in 2020 via Modern Sky.
Lego Man was inspired by personal experiences, frontman Jamie Giles describes Lego Man as “a song about love turning sour.” It explores the darker areas of manipulation and control within a relationship through a conversation between the song’s fictional characters, a woman and her abusive partner. As Giles expands :
“It fascinates me how love can turn into something dark, cruel and possessive in its nature.”
Lego Man follows the release of the singles Align and Smokescreen, released in late 2019-early 2020 respectively, both taken from their debut Another State. Prior to theses singles, Tourists self-released a string of early introductory tracks to the word with their single Cut and Run (2016) garnering coverage on international media, a place on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 playlist, and the band a slot on BBC Introducing stage, Glastonbury in 2017.
Tourists spent 2018 in their hometown Torquay then in Brooklyn (at producer Daniel Schlett’s studio) working on forthcoming debut album Another State which follows late 2020 on Modern Sky.
Lego Man is out as a digital single via new label Modern Sky.
Tourists - Lego Man