In the middle of their UK tour supporting The Murder Capital, Egyptian Blue have released a new track Never taken from their forthcoming EP Body Of Itch out on April 10 as well as a series of UK dates of their own.
Leith and Andy wrote the song as a response to the lies and fear being spread by politicians and the media for their own ends, the song's repetition of "deception, deception" capturing perfectly the feelings of many in these troublesome times in song. It has many of the same qualities that made last year's EP Collateral Damage such a necessary listen, but shows the band strengthening their sound, becoming tighter and more direct and powerful as a unit.
Andy explains further - “We need to constantly question what we’re being told, particularly from world leaders, whatever side they’re on, My mum was talking about the Iraq war and the ‘weapons of mass deception’ headlines – it’s been happening for decades! She was so exasperated by it all that she’d say, ‘One day we’ll climb the mountain, but I’m never coming down.’ Those words stuck with me.”
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They support The Murder Capital at Birmingham O2 Institute (February 24), Liverpool O2 Academy 2 (25), Dublin Vicar Street (27), Saint Malo La Route Du Rock Hiver (March 6), London The Lexington (25), Bristol Ritual Union Festival (28), Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms (29, supporting John), Bourges Printemps Festival (April 23), Angoulême La Nef (24), Rezé L’Ere de Rien Festival (25), Nottingham Rock City Beta (May 1), Manchester Yes Basement (2) and Glasgow Stag And Dagger Festival (3).