British singer-songwriter David Gray has inked a global agreement with Kobalt Label Services (KLS) for the release of his new studio album "Mutineers."
Through the deal, KLS will partner with Gray’s own IHT Records to release and promote the album, which is due June 17.
“Mutineers,” Gray’s 10th studio album and his first in four years, was recorded at The Church Studios in London and produced by Andy Barlow (Lamb). Moody lead track “Gulls” was released today at Gray’s YouTube channel and via iTunes.
“I know I’ve done something here that has an authority that is inspiring me and I don’t have to worry about my past or any of that,” comments Gray on the new album. “The lovely thing about this is we’ve had the time to experiment, and it’s been wonderful.”
Gray will support the new release with a North American tour through April and May, followed by an eight-date headline U.K. tour in June and July which includes a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The artist landed mainstream attention with his fourth album "White Ladder," which led the U.K. albums chart after its release in 1998. The Grammy-nominated artist followed it up with a string of solid sellers, including the U.K. chart-toppers “A New Day Of Midnight” (2002) and “Life in Slow Motion” (2005).
Kobalt Label Service’s first international album release, “Push The Sky Away” by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds debuted at No. 1 in seven countries was top four in thirteen other countries (including the U.K. and Germany) and opened at No. 29 on The Billboard 200, the band’s highest-ever chart placing in the U.S.
“We've been in conversation with Kobalt over the past year and as the record came together so has their team around the world,” notes Gray’s manager Rob Holden. “We've seen the success they have had with their releases and are excited to partner with them for what promises to be an exhilarating new phase for IHT and David Gray.“
David Gray’s U.S. tour dates:
April 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Wilshire Ebell Theatre
April 25 - San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
April 27 - Tacoma, WA - Pantages Theater
April 29 - Washington, DC - The Lincoln Theatre
April 30 - NYC - The Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center
May 2 - Philadelphia, PA - Temple Performing Arts Center
May 3 - Boston, MA - Colonial Theatre
May 4 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall