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Ward Thomas have announced their fifth studio album ‘Music In The Madness’, due out on 10 March 2023.

The full-length follows the Hampshire-duo’s lockdown album release ‘Invitation’.

The pair have also shared the record’s first offering ‘Justice & Mercy’, inspired their shared love of true crime podcasts.

Lizzy commented, “It’s a fun story song about a wrong ’un who ruins lives on his travels and meets a sticky end…I imagine it set in the ‘20s Western States, although we partly based the psychopath on Putin. There are two outcomes when you listen to true crime – one merciful, one justice-driven. Either the perpetrator has to die or his soul can be saved. There were some deep discussions in that writing session. If one of us was murdered, would the other be team justice or team mercy?”


Ward Thomas will head out on tour next year in support of the new album, with headline dates scheduled across the UK in spring 2023 – full details below:

Glasgow Old Fruit Market, 30 March
Gateshead Sage, 031
Liverpool Olympia, 02 April
York Barbican, 04
Manchester Albert Hall, 05
Birmingham Town Hall, 06
Cambridge Corn Exchange, 10
Cardiff St David’s Hall, 11
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion, 13
London Barbican, 14
Southampton Central Hall, 15
Reading Hexagon, 17
Bath Forum, 18

Tickets on sale Friday (18 November) at 10am from Gigantic Ticketmaster Ticketweb See Tickets

Ward Thomas ‘Music In The Madness’ Full Album Tracklisting:

Music In The Madness
Next To You
All Over Again
If It All Ends Today
Justice & Mercy
Love Does
Joan Of Arc
I Think I Hate You
Loved By You
Flower Crowns

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