KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES are set to release Diamond Days, the third track taken from their current album ‘In Gold Blood’, on March 19th. This single will coincide with the band’s support slot on the You Me At Six UK tour which kicks off on March 17th 2012.
The album ‘In Gold Blood’ is a story, of a man and a woman surrounded by chaos and madness that start a journey hoping to escape it all. They wander, they learn and they eventually find the reality and the answers they were looking for. At the end only the man remains, a scarred survivor, his companion no longer by his side and his future uncertain.
“The two main characters live in a world where people celebrate nothing but destroying each other and they can’t understand why,” Aled (vocals) explains. “They are caught between different systems and beliefs at war with each other and the album is their attempt to find a way through that. There are plenty of negative sentiments but there is an optimism in the songs too, they might not make it through together but they do come out the other side.”
“Diamond Days is the point in the story where the two characters realise that the only way to improve or change their situation is to go out and do it themselves. Find their own answers. It walks the line between the fear and exhilaration of the unknown. The words aren’t too cryptic and it’s quite a clean narrative that discusses their unity and their determination to reach a goal, regardless of the consequences or struggles.”
1. Diamond Days / 2.Youngblood. (live from Markthalle, Hamburg) / 3.Saturday (live from Markthalle, Hamburg) / 4.Matters At All (live from Markthalle, Hamburg)
With two successful albums under their belt, their third, the critically acclaimed In Gold Blood out now, and a live reputation envied by many, Kids In Glass Houses are one of British rock’s finest emerging talents. With fans at Radio 1 such as Zane Lowe, Fearne Cotton, Huw Stephens, and Dev showing love for In Gold Blood, the band have also these past 10 months appeared on their first Kerrang! cover, performed at Sonisphere, T in the Park and V Festival, headlined their own UK tour, and are about to set off on a tour of Japan and Australia.
As Iain (guitar) says: “We’ve talked about doing this for a few years, and for one reason or another, it never came to fruition. We’re very excited, then, to finally be able to tour the UK with our good friends in You Me At Six”. They will be out on the road with YM@6 on the following dates:
Sat 17 Leicester O2 Academy Leicester – buy tickets here.
Sun 18 Nottingham Rock City – buy tickets here.
Tue 20 Bournemouth O2 Academy – buy tickets here.
Wed 21 Yeovil Westland Centre – buy tickets here.
Fri 23 Cardiff The Great Hall – buy tickets here.
Sat 24 Liverpool University – buy tickets here.
Sun 25 Newcastle Academy – buy tickets here.
Tue 27 Glasgow SECC Hall 3 – buy tickets here.
Wed 28 Manchester O2 Manchester Apollo – buy tickets here.
Thu 29 Manchester O2 Manchester Apollo – buy tickets here.
Sat 31 Birmingham Ballroom – buy tickets here.