Produced alongside James Ford (who has credits as mighty as Arctic Monkeys, Blur and Depeche Mode, to name a few), the track has already become a live favourite – and, trust me, there’s a few of them to choose from.
‘My Lady of Mercy’ follows the release of singles ‘Nothing Matter’ and ‘Sinner’, which collectively have garnered them almost three-quarters of a million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.
Have a listen to their emphatic new alt-rock single via its monochromatic video below, which was directed by the band alongside Harv Frost and Dora Paphides.
Describing the new track, the all-female band have explained in their typically astute manner that: “‘My Lady of Mercy’ is about being a girl. A girl looking up at a painting of Joan of Arc for the first time and thinking that she looks so brave and so beautiful that she wants to kiss her. And maybe she also wants to kiss the girl who stands next to her in the school choir.
“We are expanding the world of The Last Dinner Party to encompass a darker, heavier atmosphere.
“The lyrics explore the anguish of a teenage crush that can only be described through the bloody, carnal language of religious experience, as the soundworld takes cues from Nine Inch Nails, PJ Harvey and Roxy Music.”
The Last Dinner Party have also been making huge waves on the live scene, helped by some of their immense showings at the likes of Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, End of the Road and more.
And if you haven’t already, you’ll have a chance to catch them live yourself before the year’s out, with some remaining shows still available throughout the year, and their tour support of Hozier across UK and Europe.
Recently, the band also announced a particularly special show at London’s Roundhouse, set for 1 February 2024, with support coming from Heartworms – visit the venue’s site for more details and to buy tickets.
See the full forthcoming UK and US headline dates for The Last Dinner Party below.
8th October – Blackpool Central Library SOLD OUT
9th October – SWG3, Glasgow
10th October – The Cluny, Newcastle SOLD OUT
12th October – Academy 2, Manchester SOLD OUT
14th October – Live At Leeds In The City
15th October – The Welly, Hull
17th October – EartH, London SOLD OUT
18th October – EartH, London SOLD OUT
19th October – Portland Arms, Cambridge SOLD OUT
21st October – SWN Festival, Swansea
22nd October – Fleece, Bristol SOLD OUT
27th – 28th October – London Calling, Amsterdam
31st October – The Atlantis, Washington D.C. SOLD OUT
2nd November – Bowery Ballroom, New York SOLD OUT
4th November – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia SOLD OUT
6th November – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
9th November – Bottom Lounge, Chicago
26th November – Avicii Arena, Stockholm (w/ Hozier)
28th November – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (w/ Hozier)
29th November – Zenith, Paris (w/ Hozier)
2nd December – Velodrome, Berlin (w/ Hozier)
3rd December – Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna (w/ Hozier)
5th December – Sporthall, Hamburg (w/ Hozier)
6th December – Sportovni Hala Fortuna, Prague (w/ Hozier)
8th December – Forest National, Brussels (w/ Hozier)
10th December – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool (w/ Hozier)
11th December – OVO Hydro, Glasgow (w/ Hozier)
13th December – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham (w/ Hozier)
15th December – OVO Wembley Arena, London (w/ Hozier)
17th December – SSE Arena, Belfast (w/ Hozier)
19th December – The Workman’s Club, Dublin SOLD OUT
1st February – The Roundhouse, London NEW DATE