Sweet Billy Pilgrim set out on a UK tour this September following the release of their fourth album – the critically acclaimed masterpiece ‘Motorcade Amnesiacs’.
Receiving stellar reviews, ‘Motorcade Amnesiacs’ is another incredible body of work that stands tall next to their previous albums, ‘Crown and Treaty’ which was awarded a coveted five stars by Mojo and the Mercury Music Prize-nominated predecessor ‘Twice Born Men’.
Everything that made their past albums so engaging – the lopsided melodies, frontman Tim Elsenburg’s anguished drawl, those lazy Bacharach-style brass fills – is still here, but harnessed to better songs… ‘Motorcade Amnesiacs’ might just be the album to drag Sweet Billy Pilgrim out of cult obscurity the into the great wide world” ★★★★ Q Magazine
The new album sees the band stepping away from their previous electronic / acoustic experimentalism into a thriving accessible record that the Daily Mirror has stated as ”the best of their career”.
This is clear on the latest single ‘Just Above Midtown’ with Q magazine saying it “updates the winsome sound of mid-‘80s Prefab Sprout and is as close as they’ve come to an outright pop song”. The video was filmed in Vienna, London and the Home Counties and gives us a wistful and affecting behind-the-scenes insight into the world of the band, cut with live footage from their recent sold-out London show.
Not ones to respect musical boundaries, Sweet Billy Pilgrim have thrown every ounce of their belief and passion into the creative process resulting in the genre spanning excellence of ‘Motorcade Amnesiacs’.
Now with a full UK tour ahead, these beautifully crafted songs will come to life in their deserved setting.