Lissie Announces New Album ‘Castles’ – Out 23rd March 2018

A powerful combination of heartfelt introspection and contemporary dream-pop, Lissie’s fourth studio album Castles marks the return of a singular voice in the modern American scene.

To mark the announcement of the album, Lissie would like to share the haunting track and video Blood And Muscle (track available as an instant grat alongside the track Boyfriend with album pre-orders of Castles). Stripped back to one voice and its simple, yet poignant piano accompaniment, Blood And Muscle allows Lissie’s vocals to soar, as she summons the strength to “laugh at the dark.” Blood And Muscle serves as a perfect distillation of the spirit of self-determination that courses through all of Castles. No longer willing to stand back and cede her power to others, Lissie is unafraid to finally, and boldly state her dreams and desires: “I want a love that’s made of blood and muscle.”

Written predominantly from Lissie’s new home in northeast Iowa, Castles represents a spiritual, as well as musical development: it’s a portrait of an artist who has always been on the move, and is finally creating a sense of permanency; a chance to catch her breath and reflect.

Lissie’s three previous albums, Catching a Tiger (2010) Back to Forever (2013), and My Wild West (2015) all hit Top 20 in the UK charts, with her latest effort reaching #16. Most recently, Lissie was thrilled to appear in David Lynch’s revival of his landmark series Twin Peaks, joining artists as varied as Trent Reznor and Eddie Vedder and adding a touch of her characteristic sense of ethereal bliss to one of the great cultural legacies of 20th and 21st Century America. NME wrote of her “intense” appearance: “Closing the episode with the Stevie Nicks-esque ‘Wild West’, Rock Island’s most exciting troubadour more than earned her Lynch-commissioned screen time.”

After sold out performances at London’s Koko and an underplay show at Omeara in the past year, Lissie will return to the sought-after London Bridge venue in April 2018 for a special intimate gig, which will be followed by larger shows in the UK. Keep an eye out for more tour dates, and join us for the next stage in Lissie’s journey.

Lissie UK Tour Dates

6th April 2018 Oran Mor Glasgow
8th April 2018 Gorilla Manchester
10th April 2018    Omeara London

Castles, the stunning fourth album from Lissie is out 23rd March 2018

WATCH BLOOD AND MUSCLE HERE

PRE-ORDER CASTLES AND STREAM THE LATEST TRACKS HERE

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Twin Peaks Performance of ‘Wild West’

It was such an honor to be asked to be a part of the new Twin Peaks. David Lynch is obviously a creative genius and I’m so thrilled to be a part of this legacy. To accompany the airing, I had asked my friend’s teenage son to create a video of his own imagination alongside “Wild West” and I love how it turned out! He didn’t know what it was for & took to the country with 3 friends & a camera! Tune in!

New Song “Boyfriend”

My new song “Boyfriend” is out today, just in time for summer! Click HERE to buy or stream it now!

This song came very naturally and quickly as I was writing with longtime collaborator Martin Craft and the brilliant Liam Howe. It was interesting to be laying almost country like lyrics, reflecting my farmlife in Iowa, atop a very sultry, smooth and what I think is a pretty hip track! I hope people can appreciate a bit of a different sonic quality from me as I’m working on an album that will be a bit of a fresh, new sound.

 

Live at Union Chapel – Out Now!

Playing live is my favorite part of being a musician. Being able to capture and share the energy of the acoustic solo performance and crowd in a space like Union Chapel is exciting! Buy/stream a digital copy of ‘Live at Union Chapel’ NOW or pre-order a physical CD (out Oct. 14 in the US & Nov. 25 in the UK/Ireland) here: https://lissie.lnk.to/LATUC
CDs are also in my US online store: http://www.shopbenchmark.com/lissie/

New Video for Wild West

The brilliant Talain Rayne directed my latest video for Wild West! He found the 4 coolest brothers to shoot the footage themselves which he edited into this beautiful piece. I initially had no idea what to expect and I am in love with how it turned out! Wild West is a song about reclaiming ones life & path, and this video feels like it’s recapturing a sort of innocent joy while being fierce & rebellious!

German fans can watch HERE

US Tour with Skrizzly Adams!

Hope to see you at one of my upcoming US tour dates! Skrizzly Adams will not only be the support act but his band will also be my band! This is a bit of an experiment for me, since I moved back to Iowa & am now an independent artist! This is a creative way to represent the album while also getting to play with a great group of guys & musicians! Get your tickets!

us tour flyer