The new album, 'Flowers', is out in May and is followed by a tour...

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN‘s new album is called ‘FLOWERS’ and will be out on May 14. It will be preceded by a new single, ‘IT’S ALRIGHT’, on April 23.

The band intended to release album track ‘Make Me Shine’ as their first single for new label Cooking Vinyl. However, that has now been changed, and will be backed by new tracks ‘Marble Towers’, ‘Scratch The Past’ and ‘A Promise (lo fi lullaby #1)’ across the formats.

The confirmed tracklisting of ‘Flowers’ is: ‘King Of Kings’


‘Hide & Seek’

‘Make Me Shine’

‘It’s Alright’

‘Buried Alive’


‘Everybody Knows’

‘Life Goes On’

‘An Eternity Turns’

‘Burn For Me’

The band have confirmed live shows to coincide with the album’s release, and will play: Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (May 21)

London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (22)

Brighton Concorde (23)

Glasgow Garage (25)

Sheffield Leadmill (26)

Warrington Parr Hall (27)

Tickets are available from the usual outlets priced £11, except London which is priced £13.50.

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At the shows, founder members Will Sergeant and Ian McCulloch will be joined by bassist Alex Gleave, drummer Vinny Jamieson and keyboardist Ceri James.