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New Last Name

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Liverpool-based four piece Courting return with the first act from their upcoming sophomore album, New Last Name. The new album came together as a play, even though the band admits that New Last Name isn’t really a play...

Whilst it IS tied together by a narrative thread – it’s actually a collection of their most contained pop songs, and strangest experiments sat side by side. New Last Name is unrestrained and chaotic, and at the same time more focused and detail-oriented than anything Courting have done before. It’s a study in contradictions, and it’s the best damn play south of the north pole. Brimming with nuance and pop culture references, the only constant is that the Liverpool gang maintains their irrepressible sense of

“We’d spent our last album campaign giving ourselves a fresh slate,” explains vocalist Sean Murphy-O’Neill. “That whole record to me in hindsight felt like we had a chance to get rid of any misconceptions about us and present ourselves as an interesting band. On New Last Name, we’re moving past that, we just want to make something really special.”

In a strange way this album is the band’s true introduction, or they confidently put it: "It’s all hits.”

Released: March 2024
Cat: LWRTD005
Label: Lower 3rd



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