EMF to release brand new album ‘The Beauty and The Chaos’ on 26th January


On 26th January 2024, EMF proudly releases a brand new album, ‘The Beauty and The Chaos’, on EMF Recordings. ‘The Beauty and The Chaos’ finds the band at their full creative tilt, delivering Classic EMF! And sees the band reunited with Ralph Jezzard, who produced their first two albums (Schubert Dip and Stigma).

“We produced another set of classic songs about our lives and the world in 2023 inspired by our favourite sounds from the past, present and future. We mixed together James Atkin’s techno synths and Ian Dench’s punk guitar, heated it to 200 degrees with Stevey Marsh and Aid Todd’s groovy rock rhythms, iced it with Derry Brownson’s maniacal sampling and popped it in a box of Ralph Jezzard’s sonic excellence. Unwrap and enjoy!” – EMF

Describing The Beauty and The Chaos as “Story, Glory and Auditory”, the album’s themes are “perhaps bigger and more political than previous releases. About / Covering immigration, protest, climate change and our place in the universe. We explore changing attitudes, addiction and soured friendships but also include classic EMF songs about our love of partying and the dance floor.”

This energetic and diverse album features ten finely crafted songs, with the opening track and first single, Hello People, setting the tone with its indie grove and its call to stand against the hate myths of immigration. A further nine songs take the listener on a musical rollercoaster embracing Techno punk (Reach For The Lasers), Nasty Northern Soul (Read The Room), Swampy Electronica (I’ve Been Down), Prog Punk (Stardust) and Trip Trop gospel (Lookout Mountain), before the psychedelic Do It Again, a song about trying to grow up but failing, closes this sumptuous album in the best possible way.

Along with the original version of Hello People, there is the Hello People ‘Facts vs Fear remix’ featuring Stephen Fry, which is a bonus track at the end of the album

“We are very proud that Stephen Fry has agreed to feature on the next EMF single, Hello People, quoting from his myth-busting video Facts vs Fear. Why Stephen Fry? Well, everyone loves Stephen Fry. The best thing, though, turns out Stephen Fry loves EMF. Woohoo!

‘Unbelievable’ was on his ‘100 Years of the BBC’ happy mix (along with Dancing Queen and Mrs Robinson), but he was a fan long before it was a global smash. We met him at an EMF gig at the Astoria in 1992, and he kindly agreed to appear on an EMF song in 1995, reading a dystopian poem about self-destruction on ‘Glass Smash Jack’ from our Cha Cha Cha album. The message of our new song ‘Hello People’ is about tolerance, who better then to verify the facts and emotions about immigration in the face of a flood of hate speech than the most intellectually rigorous and entertaining brain in the world and our very own National Treasure the great Stephen Fry.” – EMF.

Watch the Hello People (featuring Stephen Fry) video BELOW:

The Hello People video features “the faces of EMF’s fans, we asked the fans to send in selfies of themselves and their families and cut them into a reel which we project onto the band’s performance of the song. It’s great to see how people come in all shapes, sizes, colours and cultures; it feels great to welcome them all into our video as we welcome people of all shapes, sizes, colours and cultures into our country.” EMF

To celebrate the release of The Beauty and The Chaos album, EMF takes to the road for a headline tour promising “songs, energy, lasers, community, excitement, and a feeling like we will all live forever.” Starting at Thekla in Bristol on January 19th, the tour concludes on Saturday, February 17th, in Wolverhampton at KK’s Steel Mill.

The Beauty and The Chaos

To pre-order / pre-save The Beauty and The Chaos, go to https://emf-theband.com/store
The album will be available on limited edition yellow vinyl, deluxe CD, CD and digital formats.

EMF 2024 UK tour dates
Fri 19 Bristol Thekla
Sat 20 London Garage
Thu 25 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Fri 26 Holmfrith Picturedrome
Sat 27 Grimsby Docks Academy

Fri 09 Liverpool Hanger 34
Sat 10 Glasgow Oran Mor
Sun 11 Newcastle The Cluny
Thu 15 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Fri 16 Norwich Epic Studios
Sat 17 Wolverhampton KK’s Steelmill

To order tickets for ‘The Beauty and The Chaos’, go here.


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