Until the Ribbon Breaks

Alternative-pop provocateurs Until The Ribbon Breaks will release their much-anticipated new album, ‘V I S I T O R’ on 21 June 2024.

The album is the act’s first full-length collection of new songs since their eponymous 2018 opus. Leading the way for ‘V I S I T O R’ is the simultaneous release of the sterling new track ‘HUMAN’.

The project arrives as Until The Ribbon Breaks are enjoying ardent support from several BBC radio stations, most notably BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio Wales. Among the many high-profile kudos that Until The Ribbon Breaks and Winfield have received was from Adam Walton of BBC Radio Wales, who proclaimed, “he’s one of the most remarkable artists that Wales has produced, sonically speaking, over the last decade and a half.”

Working within a hauntingly compelling electronic-pop framework, Until The Ribbon Breaks mastermind PETE LAWRIE WINFIELD built ‘V I S I T O R’ during what he describes as a period of “renewed emotional and creative clarity resulting from his hard-won sobriety. These songs were not originally intended to take the shape of an album. I simply started to write and record them out of a desire to recapture the joy of making music.”

‘V I S I T O R’ is a sonic renaissance that completes a trinity of the extraordinary previous collections ‘A Lesson Unlearnt’ (2015) and ‘Until The Ribbon Breaks’ (2018). The new project began to gradually unfold in April 2023 with the release of ‘Everything Else but Rain’, featuring harmonies by alt-pop doyennes Lucius. The track earned impassioned support on Zane Lowe’s highly influential Apple Music program, as well as winning nods from press including Rolling Stone.

The rest of 2023 saw the impact of several equally well-received singles, starting with the moody and atmospheric ‘Red Skies’, which paired Winfield with rising Colombian pop siren LaPardo. The two soon reunited for a hypnotically percussive re-imagination of the song, retitled ‘Cielos Rojos’. Autumn brought the anthemic ‘Nature Mother’, featuring Nashville singer/songwriter Emoni Watkins.

Adding to his momentum, Winfield recently teased material from V I S I T O R during a performance at this year’s hugely influential SXSW festival.

“Playing SXSW was an incredibly special experience in a multitude of ways,” Winfield says. “Not only was it my first show in 5 years, but it was also my first show ever playing sober. To finally be present and share my art — and to not have that voice of doubt in my head was magnificent. It was so satisfying to just take my hands off the wheel and allow things to unfold as they may.”


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