Courting drop new single ‘Emily G’

Liverpool four-piece Courting have shared new single ‘Emily G’, which is the latest cut from their forthcoming album New Last Name.


The new LP is set for release on 26 January via Lower Third and was recorded in collaboration with indie heroes Gary and Ryan Jarman of The Cribs, who worked closely with the band on production duties.

‘Emily G’ has been released following a rather cryptic trail fans could follow, which replicated the image of ‘The Man’ – from a psychological hoax that began in the 1980s – with an AI-generated image of Emily G, which is the single’s artwork.

Fans were led to the posters via coordinates and could get a teaser of the track upon scanning the QR code; and now, the full track is out for all, and you can have a listen via the video below. 

The thought that went into the scavenger hunt is indicative of the wider efforts applied to the forthcoming project, which has been described by frontman Sean Murphy O’Neill as “a theatrical play within an album”.

“There’s a lot going on,” he’s added. “It can be simply enjoyed as an album, but there are characters, acts, stage directions etc. The listeners can decide on the narrative themselves, but we want them to get lost in it.”

“‘Emily G’ is the centrepiece of the album, the 5th act of our play. She is a story found in a magazine and a real person. A tale of right place, wrong time. Something to dance to.”

New Last Name will also arrive ahead of a run of European and UK shows for the band throughout February, March and April.

‘Emily G’ single artwork

Check out the full dates for Courting’s forthcoming live shows below – and visit their site for more information and to buy tickets.

6/2 – Portland Arms, Cambridge

7/2 – CHALK, Brighton

8/2 – Facebar, Reading

9/2 – Dingwalls, London

10/2 – The Rainbow, Birmingham

12/2 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

13/2 – The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham

14/2 – YES, Manchester

16/2 – King Tuts, Glasgow

17/2 – The Mash House, Edinburgh

18/2 – The Cluny, Newcastle

19/2 – The Leadmill, Sheffield

20/2 – The Joiners, Southampton

21/2 – Voodoo Daddy’s, Norwich

22/2 – Exchange, Bristol

27/3 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL

28/3 – Botanique – Rotonde – Brussels, BE

1/4 – Point Ephemere – Paris, FR

2/4 – L’Aeronef – Lille, FR

3/4 – L’Ubu – Rennes, FR

5/4 – Rock School Barbey – Bordeaux, FR

7/4 – Auditorio CCOP – Porto, PT 

8/4 – Musicbox – Lisbon, PT

9/4 – Maravillas – Madrid, ES

10/4 – Heliogabal – Barcelona, ES

11/4 – Paloma – Nimes, FR

15/4 – Schokoladen – Berlin, DE

16/4 – Molotow – Hamburg, DE

17/4 – Bumann & Sohn – Cologne, DE

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