Will Joseph Cook + Ten Tonnes
Thu 11th May 2017 @ 7pm

Will Joseph Cook

+ Ten Tonnes
Open to 14s and over (Under 16s to be accompanied by an Adult 18+). Photo ID required.
Will Joseph Cook + Ten Tonnes
Under The Arches, Villiers Street, London, GB, WC2N 6NG

 

DEBUT ALBUM ‘SWEET DREAMER’ RELEASED 14TH APRIL 2017

 BIGGEST EVER HEADLINE TOUR INCLUDING LONDON’S HEAVEN ON 11TH MAY

 PRODUCTION DUTIES FROM HUGH WORSKETT AND BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB’S JACK STEADMAN

 WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘BEACH (I WANNA MAKE YOU MINE)’ BELOW

Indie-pop wunderkind Will Joseph Cook has today announced his debut album ‘Sweet Dreamer’, due for release on 14th April 2017 via Atlantic Records, alongside the biggest tour of his career so far, including London’s Heaven on the 11th May 2017 full details below.

The Tunbridge Wells native has also unveiled the video for ‘Beach (I Wanna Make You Mine)’, a new recording of a fan favourite track first released in 2015′, which to date has had over 3.6 million streams worldwide. The video sees Will on the run from the law in a Bonnie & Clyde style chase, with a twist!

Currently rounding off a few weeks on the road as main support for Sundara Karma, Will has also announced his biggest run of headline shows to date, including London’s Heaven on the 11th May 2017. The tour kicks off in Glasgow on 2nd May, and takes in Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Cardiff, Bristol, London and finishes up at The Bullingdon in Oxford on 12th May.

‘Sweet Dreamer’ is 13 songs of technicolour indie pop, fully formed by Will himself across lyrics and music over the past few years, acting as a diary of sorts of his adolescence and teenage years. The record was recorded in London, with production duties from Hugh Worskett and Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman (with additional production by WJC himself). Perfectly formed pop songs such as ‘Treat Me Like A Lover’ see Will shifting a gear, perfectly mixing his knack for intelligent, often heart-wrenching lyrics, with the pop sensibilities of Talking Heads and MGMT.

Beginning with ‘Girls Like Me’, Will’s hugely imaginative creative vision became clear to the world with a succession of vivid, intelligent pop videos. Perfectly reflecting the bold colours the music itself evokes, the videos have quickly become this exceptionally talented young musician’s trademark, with ‘Take Me Dancing’ even winning Best Pop Video by a Newcomer at the ‘UK Music Video Awards 2016’.

Will first began crafting infectious pop songs at the age of 14, inspired by the off-kilter early 00s indie of LCD Soundsystem and Vampire Weekend amongst others. Quickly finding his own creative lane, he released his first EP You Jump I Run in early 2015 on Duly Noted Records to much critical acclaim. Will’s ear for a huge hook and intense melody on lead single Message led to the track hitting #1 on Hype Machine and #2 on the Global Spotify Viral Chart.  Follow up EP Proof Enough firmly cemented his status within the indie-pop world, and saw Will employing a more electronic approach, a theme which can be heard throughout the subsequent singles and in to his debut album. His tracks have to date had over 17 million streams worldwide.

TRACK LISTING

  1. Biggest Fan
  2. Sweet Dreamer
  3. Treat Me Like A Lover
  4. Plastic
  5. Beach (I Wanna Make You Mine)
  6. Alive
  7. Girls Like Me
  8. Hands
  9. Habit
  10. Light Of The Day
  11. Take Me Dancing
  12. For Thursday
  13. Water’s Gone Cold

 TOUR DATES:

FEBRUARY

17th                   Glasgow, The Garage (Sundara Karma support)

18th                   Leeds, University (Sundara Karma support)

19th                   Reading, 3 Sixty (Sundara Karma support)

20th                   Leicester, O2 Academy (Sundara Karma support)

22nd                   Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (Sundara Karma support)

23rd                   Cardiff, University (Sundara Karma support)

24th                   London, Shepherds Bush Empire (Sundara Karma support)

 April

1st                     Derby, 2Q Festival

 MAY HEADLINE UK TOUR:

2nd                    Glasgow, Stereo

3rd                    Newcastle, O2 Academy 2

4th                    Manchester, Sound Control Basement

5th                    Birmingham, O2 Birmingham Institute 3

6th                    Liverpool, Studio2

8th                    Cardiff, The Globe

9th                    Bristol, Thekla

11th                   London, Heaven

12th                   Oxford, The Bullingdon

 

18th                   The Great Escape

 July

11th                   Trinity College, Dublin (alt-j support)

21st                   Secret Garden Party

22nd                   Truck Festival