Lebanese alt-rock four-piece Mashrou’ Leila have found a huge following combining electro-pop and alt-rock anthems with political commentary on freedom, LGBT rights, race, religion and Arabic identity in the modern world. The band have just release new single ‘Cavalry’ ahead of their biggest European tour to date, visiting Gorilla on 9th March.
Speaking to BagThing ahead of their latest visit to the UK, the band commented: “We’re releasing a special edition album called ‘The Beirut School’ that celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the band, with some of our favourite tracks from the previous 4 albums, plus 3 new tracks produced by Joe Goddard of Hot Chip. We recorded these new songs between sessions in Beirut at our studio and La Frette Studios in Paris, where we had previously recorded our 4th album Ibn El Leil. The new single ‘Cavalry’ has just come out and we’re working on an awesome music video to premiere at the start of the tour.”
Mashrou’ Leila perform at Gorilla on Saturday 9th March 2019. Tickets are available here.
Photo by Tarek Moukaddem.