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The Last Dinner Party announce debut album ‘Prelude To Ecstasy’

The announcement comes alongside the release of new single 'On Your Side'.

By Will Richards

The Last Dinner Party
The Last Dinner Party. (Picture: Cal McIntyre)

The Last Dinner Party have confirmed details of their debut album Prelude To Ecstacy, and shared a brand new single.

New track ‘On Your Side’ follows previous releases ‘Nothing Matters’, ‘Sinner’ and ‘My Lady Of Mercy’, and previews the album which will land on February 2, 2024 via Island.

Discussing the new song in a statement, the band said: “It’s about being so devoted to someone that no matter what they do, no matter how much it hurts, how much you know you should leave, you can’t escape.

“The outro came from a wonderful improvised moment in the studio; James Ford had this synthesiser that warped and delayed and played with the fabric of whatever you put into it.

They added: “So Aurora [Nishevci, keys/vocals] and Abigail [Morris, vocals] sat in the studio after lunch and improvised some piano and vocal lines, letting the sounds build on top of each other until that final gasp.”

Watch the video for ‘On Your Side’ below and pre-order Prelude To Ecstacy here.

Discussing their debut album, the band added: “Ecstasy is a pendulum which swings between the extremes of human emotion, from the ecstasy of passion to the sublimity of pain, and it is this concept which binds our album together.

“This is an archeology of ourselves; you can exhume our collective and individual experiences and influences from within its fabric. We exorcised guitars for their solos, laid bare confessions directly from diary pages, and summoned an orchestra to bring our vision to life.”

They added: “It is our greatest honour and pride to present this offering to the world, it is everything we are.”

The band have also sold out their London gig at the Roundhouse set for February 1, the day before their album is released.

Revisit Rolling Stone UK’s 2023 interview with The Last Dinner Party here.