The Streets announce new album and feature film ‘The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light’

Mike Skinner has announced new The Streets album, which will also be accompanied by the musician’s debut feature film.

Mike Skinner

The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light will be the first full-length album from The Streets since 2011’s Computers and Blues

It arrives on 20 October via 679 Recordings, a Warner Music-owned label.

To mark the news, the album’s lead single ‘Troubled Waters’ has been released – a terrific, off-beat track that really kicks into gear after the minute-and-a-half mark. Have a listen below.

The new album is also being released alongside Skinner’s debut feature film of the same name.

The film has been billed as a tripped-out noir murder mystery based in Londons’ clubland, which Skinner has written, directed, shot, edited, scored, funded, and even created his own special effects for,  having shot at a number of different locations across the UK last year.

The film will initially be screened on dates to be announced at Everyman Cinemas throughout the UK, with more details set to arrive at a later date.

Speaking of the new LP, the ever-likeable Skinner has described the new dual project has a long time in the making, saying:

“It has been seven long years working on this film and album. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and after dipping my toe in with some shorts and music videos, I felt I was ready.

“I tried to go the traditional route for a bit, but it’s always served me better to follow my instincts and just get on with it myself, so I’ve directed it, acted in it, edited, sound mixed, funded, produced it all as well as written it. The album doesn’t exist without it.

The Streets

Photo: Anthony Ghnassia

“Ultimately it’s all the fruits of a decade on the DJ circuit, watching people in clubs and back rooms, testing out beats and basslines to see what connected – and putting it all together into The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light” 

“And if all of that wasn’t enough news for The Streets fans, a tour to support the forthcoming album has also been announced, which will begin on 26 October and culminate at London’s historic Alexandra Palace on 16 November. 

Pre-order the album for early access to the UK tour pre-sale and see the full dates below. 

26 Oct – Nottingham @ Rock City

27 Oct – Manchester @ O2 Victoria Warehouse

28 Oct – Sheffield @ O2 Academy

2 Nov – Glasgow @ O2 Academy

3 Nov – Newcastle @ O2 City Hall

4 Nov – Leeds @ O2 Academy

9th Nov – Liverpool @ The Mountford Hall

10 Nov – Birmingham @ O2 Academy

13 Nov – Norwich @ The Nick Rayns LCR

14 Nov – Bournemouth @ O2 Academy

16 Nov – London @ Alexandra Palace

See the full tracklisting and album artwork below.

The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light

  1. Too Much Yayo
  2. Money Isn’t Everything
  3. Walk Of Shame
  4. Something To Hide
  5. Shake Hands With Shadows
  6. Not A Good Idea
  7. Bright Sunny Day
  8. The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light
  9. Funny Dream
  10. Gonna Hurt When This Is Over
  11. Kick The Can
  12. Each Day Gives
  13. Someone Else’s Tune
  14. Troubled Waters
  15. Good Old Daze

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