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Crowded House announce details of new album and special London show

Following the recent release of their latest single Oh Hi, Crowded House have now revealed details of their new album, Gravity Stairs.

Released on 31 May and produced by the band with Steven Schram (Paul Kelly, San Cisco), Gravity Stairs is the band’s eighth studio record and follows 2021’s Dreamers Are Waiting.


Gravity Stairs Tracklisting:

Magic Piano
Life’s Imitation
The Howl
All That I Can Ever Own
Oh Hi
Some Greater Plan (for Claire)
Black Water, White Circle
Blurry Grass
I Can’t Keep Up With You
Night Song

“It’s a metaphor for getting a little older and becoming aware of your own mortality, your own physicality,” Neil Finn says of the title. “Things are getting a little harder, and there’s more determination needed to get to the top, but there’s still the same compulsion to climb them.”

The album announcement comes as the band unveil the music video for lead single Oh Hi, watch below:

Finn said: “I love the way kids dance; I wish I could move like that. This fanciful video by Frank and Beans Pictures is about as close as I’ll ever get.”

Gravity Stairs launch show

To celebrate the release of Gravity Stairs, the band will play an exclusive album launch show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, on 13 June. Ticket pre-sale available from 21 February at 9am here

The band will be also appearing at venues throughout the UK this summer. 

Live in the UK:

12 June Eden Project, St Austell
13 June O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
15 June Lincoln Castle, Lincoln
16 June Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
17 June The Mount At Wasing, Aldermaston
19 June The Piece Hall, Halifax
20 June Cardiff Castle
21 June Isle Of Wight Festival, Newport, Isle Of Wight

Originally founded by Neil Finn, Nick Seymour, and the late Paul Hester, the group’s self-titled debut in 1986 went platinum and was aided by iconic smash hits Something So Strong and Don’t Dream It’s Over.

Now comprising Finn, Seymour, Mitchell Froom, and Finn’s sons Elroy and Liam, Gravity Stairs is available to pre-order now on cloudy blue vinyl, CD and limited signed vinyl and CD here

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