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Mike Skinner has announced new The Streets album ‘The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light’, due out on 20 October 2023 via 679 Recordings/Warner Music UK Ltd.

The release will be the first full-length The Streets album since 2011s ‘Computers and Blues’ and is accompanied by Skinner’s debut Feature Film of the same name.

“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. 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” – The Streets

All the songs on the album were written by Skinner with vocal contributions from longtime collaborators Kevin Mark Trail and Robert Harvey, as well as a track featuring Teef.

The announcement is accompanied by a first taster from the record ‘Troubled Waters’.


The Streets 2023 UK Tour Dates:

Nottingham Rock City, 26 Oct
Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse, 27
Sheffield O2 Academy, 28
Glasgow O2 Academy, 02 Nov
Newcastle O2 City Hall, 03
Leeds O2 Academy, 04
Liverpool Uni The Mountford Hall, 09
Birmingham O2 Academy, 10
Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR UEA, 13
Bournemouth O2 Academy, 14
London Alexandra Palace, 16

Tickets on sale Friday (21 July) at 9am from Gigantic Ticketmaster Ticketweb See Tickets

‘The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light’ film is described as a “tripped out noir murder mystery based in London’s clubland”. Written, directed, shot, edited, scored and funded by Skinner, who even created his own special effects on the film, which was shot at a number of different locations in 2022 across the UK. The film will initially be screened on dates to be announced at Everyman Cinemas throughout the UK – more details to follow soon.

The Streets ‘The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light’ Full Album Tracklisting:

Too Much Yayo
Money Isn’t Everything
Walk Of Shame
Something To Hide
Shake Hands With Shadows
Not A Good Idea
Bright Sunny Day
The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light
Funny Dream
Gonna Hurt When This Is Over
Kick The Can
Each Day Gives
Someone Else’s Tune
Troubled Waters
Good Old Daze

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