The Streets Announce New Album, Film, UK Tour
The Streets – aka Mike Skinner – have announced a new album, The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light, out 20 October. Lead single Troubled Waters is out now, watch the video below.
The album comes paired with a feature length film of the same name, described as a “tripped out noir murder mystery based in Londons’ clubland.”
Mike Skinner spoke about the album and film: “It has been seven long years working on this film and album. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and after dipping my toe in with some shorts and music videos, I felt I was ready. I tried to go the traditional route for a bit, but it’s always served me better to follow my instincts and just get on with it myself, so I’ve directed it, acted in it, edited, sound mixed, funded, produced it all as well as written it. The album doesn’t exist without it.
“Ultimately it’s all the fruits of a decade on the DJ circuit, watching people in clubs and back rooms, testing out beats and basslines to see what connected – and putting it all together into The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light…”
The Streets will also be embarking on a three-week headline tour of England and Scotland six days after the release of the album, beginning 26 October in Nottingham, and coming to a close at the London’s Alexandra Palace on 16 November. Tickets will be available from Ticketmaster, but pre-ordering the album allows early access to live tickets.
The Streets – 2023 UK Tour
26 – Nottingham @ Rock City
27 – Manchester @ O2 Victoria Warehouse
28 – Sheffield @ O2 Academy
2 – Glasgow @ O2 Academy
3 – Newcastle @ O2 City Hall
4 – Leeds @ O2 Academy
9 – Liverpool @ The Mountford Hall
10 – Birmingham @ O2 Academy
13 – Norwich @ The Nick Rayns LCR
14 – Bournemouth @ O2 Academy
16 – London @ Alexandra Palace