By Alan Davies
Sunday, February 3, 2013
THEME Park are gearing up for the release of their latest single, produced by a member of Friendly Fires, and their new album.
The trio’s debut album, simply called Theme Park, will be released on Monday, February 25.
A week ahead of that release, Tonight – the hotly-tipped band’s new single produced by Friendly Fires’ frontman Ed Macfarlane – also comes out.
Featuring former Dame Alice Owen’s School, Potters Bar, pupil Oscar Manthorpe on guitar, Theme Park’s eponymous debut album will be released via Transgressive Records.
Produced by Luke Smith, of Foals and The Maccabees fame, this follows a series of single releases and extensive touring throughout last year, which gained the London three-piece a wealth of fans and supporters in the lead up to the full album.
The 11-track CD includes tracks Big Dream, Jamaica, Two Hours, A Place They’ll Never Know, Saccades (Lines We Delay), Wax, Ghosts, Still Life, Los Chikas and Blind.
On February 18, the trio will release new single Tonight on 7in vinyl and download.
This track, unlike Luke Smith’s work on the rest of the album, has been given a dusting of disco-tinged magic via the production skills of Friendly Fires frontman Ed Macfarlane, from St Albans.
March 14 will see Theme Park – Oscar and twins Miles and Marcus Haughton – step up a gear once more on the live front when they headline London’s Heaven club.
This follows a series of sold-out shows in the latter half of 2012 at Birthdays, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen and finally Electrowerkz in December, as well as a spot supporting indie favourites Bloc Party on their tour.
The group’s full headline tour around the UK will include a total of 11 dates during March.