Following the recent release of their new single, The Only Life Worth Living, the joint announcement of their third studio album of the same name and a November UK headline tour, BLACK WATER COUNTY have now also announced a hometown album release show at BOURNEMOUTH OLD FIRE STATION on SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER. The gig will be the band’s only Bournemouth date this year and will feature special guests, live strings and brass, and will be the only show where they will be playing their new album in its entirety. Tickets will be available at 10am on Wednesday 5 July from and

The Only Life Worth Living is the band’s first new music in almost three years and the opening chapter in a series of singles over the summer and the autumn leading to the release of the album towards the end of the year. The single is a frantic and thrilling juggernaut of joyous guitars and frenetic drums, a chorus that will remain long in the memory and rhythms that simply demand movement from anyone who gets in its path.

The Only Life Worth Living is about keeping an open mind, opening doors and moving forward,” explain the band, “The song summarises our feelings coming out of a hard couple of years for both the band and the industry as a whole. To us, it means full ‘balls-to-the-wall’ energy because life is too short.

As times have become tougher our writing has reflected some of these struggles and we’ve found ourselves focusing on what really matters to us. This track was initially conceptualized pre-covid but was refined over many video calls during lockdown, forcing us to think outside our normal writing process. Because of this, we think that it has grown into a track that longs to be shouted from the rooftops and, now that we’re back out on the road, we’re so thrilled to be performing again to our audience, knowing that they’re stoked to be back out in the wild too.”

The Only Life Worth Living was recorded with their close friend and long-term producer Lewis Johns at The Ranch in Southampton. “He’s once again worked his magic,” say the band with palpable gratitude, “to create a track that we couldn’t be more proud of.”

To coincide with the single release, the band have announced a number of UK festival appearances for the summer, followed by a further headline UK tour later in the year. Full dates as follows:



Thu 09 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Fri 10 LONDON Camden Assembly
Sat 11 BRISTOL Thekla
Sun 12 PLYMOUTH Junction
Thu 16 LEEDS Key Club
Fri 17 NEWCASTLE Anarchy Brew
Sat 18 GLASGOW Audio

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