Isle Of Wight’s Michael and David Champion aka CHAMPS herald the New Year with news of their second album ‘VAMALA’ on 23rd February 2015.
The duo first came to light just twelve months ago with the release of their much lauded debut album ‘Down Like Gold’ and the onset of the festive season, has seen a flurry of activity from the brothers.
An all-too-rare recent live sortie to London earlier this month saw the pair premiering new tracks whilst ‘Desire’, the first track to be lifted from ‘VAMALA’ has been showered with radio love including winning ‘Rebel Playlist’ track of the week status on Steve Lamacq’s 6Music show.
The album exudes emotion, be it stripped back melancholia or up-tempo and panoramic over its twelve tracks ; CHAMPS have captured their time in words and ‘VAMALA’ is more than a worthy companion to its predecessor.
CHAMPS undertake live duties with shows throughout Europe as follows:
March 03 Brussels ABClub
March 04 Paris Le Boule Club
March 05 Hamburg Molotow Bar
March 08 Cologne Blue Shell
March 09 Amsterdam Paradiso (upstairs)
March 10 Rotterdam Rotown
March 11 Berlin Bang Bang Club
March 13 Munich Milla
March 15 Brighton Komedia Studio Bar
March 16 Bristol Louisiana
March 17 Manchester The Castle
March 18 Nottingham Bodega
April 01 London Borderline
Ticket pre-order link - http://po.st/champsstore
iTunes album pre-order link - http://po.st/vamalaitunes
Released though Play It Again Sam,available on vinyl, CD and digitally though all reputable outlets - ‘VAMALA’ is
04 Forever Be Upstanding At The Door
05 Send Me Down
06 3000 Miles
08 The Balfron Tower
10 Down (Alone On The Avenue)
11 Roll Me Out
12 The Devil’s Carnival