The Decemberists unveil new song ‘Once In My Life’ and announce UK tour

New album 'I'll Be Your Girl' is out next week

The Decemberists have unveiled a brand new single ‘Once In My Life’, as well as announcing details of a UK tour.

Following from the New Order-inspired and electro-rock driven pulse of previous single ‘Severed’, ‘Once In My Life’ injects their more traditional acoustic and mournful sound with flourishes of synth.

“When you’ve been a band for 17 years, inevitably there are habits you fall into,” said frontman Colin Meloy of their new direction. “So our ambition this time was really just to get out of our comfort zone. That’s what prompted working with a different producer and using a different studio. We wanted to free ourselves from old patterns and give ourselves permission to try something different.”


New album ‘I’ll Be Your Girl’ is out on March 16.

The Decemberists tour and tickets

The band’s full upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.

Sunday 4 – DUBLIN Vicar Street
Monday 5 – GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Wednesday 7 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
Thursday 8 – BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Saturday 10 – LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Sunday 11 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Monday 12 – MANCHESTER Albert Hall

The band have also just announced this year’s edition of their own festival, Traveller’s Rest – taking place from August 4-5 at the Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheatre in Missoula, Montana. As well as featuring two headline sets from the band themselves, the weekend will also see performances from Death Cab For Cutie, Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, Tune-Yards, Whitney, Parquet Courts, Tinariwen, I’m With Her, Waxahatchee and Lucy Dacus.

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