Paddy Considine’s band ‘Riding The Low’ share new single 'Black Mass' & announce April tour dates

Paddy Considine’s band ‘Riding The Low’ share new single 'Black Mass' & announce April tour dates
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Riding The Low are sharing their new single ‘Black Mass’. Premiered on 6 Music, the track is lifted from their incoming album ‘The Death of Gobshite Rambo’ which will be released on April 8th 2022.

Formed by the inimitable Paddy Considine fifteen years ago, Riding The Low have also announced two very special headline shows in support of the album’s release. The band will play London’s The Grace on April 18th, followed by The Bodega in Nottingham on the 19th. Tickets are on sale here.

Paddy Considine is a man of ideas and imagination, of drive and defiance, of passion and power. An artist who, now, knows exactly what needs to be done, precisely what needs to be said, and completely how to do that for maximum impact, salvation, escape and joy.

“I wrote ‘Black Mass’ when I was doing a play on Broadway” explains Considine. “We went to do our curtain call and there was a standing ovation. When the crowd rose from their seats I saw a black mass of energy lift from them and hover about four feet above them. I looked at my cast mates to see if they witnessed it, but they seemed oblivious. I looked back and it was still there. I felt a sense of peace rather than fear. I went back to my apartment and wrote it the next day”.

Listen to 'Black Mass' - BELOW:

‘The Death of Gobshite Rambo’s 12 rich tracks present reckoning and relief, excavation and celebration, excitement and transcendence. In managing to both dig deep and rock out, Considine and his bandmates have created something truly special, a cohesive body of work that stands up as album and statement.

As he tells it, the album’s title predates the band itself. “Gobshite Rambo is a name I gave to the darker side of my psyche,” says Considine. “But this gobshite wasn’t really who I was, it was this character. So the title is about a rebirth: the death of one part of you and the birth of another.

Some might suggest that Considine doesn’t need to be doing this…..but he absolutely HAS to be doing this: making music and singing with his rock band Riding The Low. More than that: 15 years since forming the now five-piece with some old mates from in and around his hometown of Burton upon Trent, Considine is making the music of his life.

Since the bands inception, in between Considine’s acting commitments, the band – Richard Eaton (bass), Chris Baldwin (guitar), Dan Baker (guitar) & Jake Brown (drums) - got together as often as possible. They have released two albums, ‘What Happened to the Get to Know Ya?’ (2013) and ‘Are Here To Help the Neighbourhood’ (2016). But great though those were, ‘The Death of Gobshite Rambo’ – recorded in Wolverhampton’s Magic Garden Studios with producer Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Scott Matthews, Robert Plant) – is an achievement of a higher order.

They are indeed Riding The Low, a band of brothers, a band of equals and a band with nothing to prove other than to themselves: that they’re making the music that cuts no corners, shirks no truths, embraces everything that moves them and is determined to uplift the spirits.

“A lot of heart and soul went into it,” reflects Paddy Considine. “If I’m honest, this is the most important thing I do. it’s the only place I truly have a voice, apart from a couple of things I’ve made as a filmmaker. But I know in my heart writing music is my true home. It’s the only place I have that is pure expression.”

He is Paddy Considine, musician, and he absolutely, completely, devotedly needs to be doing this.



09 Lichfield The Hub at St Mary’s

18 London The Grace

19 Nottingham Bodega

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