ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN have released a reimagined version of their timeless classic THE KILLING MOON, streaming everywhere from now and available as an instant grat via iTunes and the band’s official artist store.

In 2015 Ian McCulloch told The Guardian: “I’ve always said that The Killing Moon is the greatest song ever written”. A track that partly appeared in a dream, with a lyric half-credited by the author to God, it is one of the most perfect pieces of pop music ever written. This new version is an unprecedented showcase for Ian McCulloch’s voice; a raw and exposed instrument set against a sparse backdrop of piano and strings to create a truly incredible companion piece to the peerless 1984 original.

THE KILLING MOON is taken from the forthcoming ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN album THE STARS, THE OCEANS & THE MOON, released by BMG on 5 October. As previously revealed, the album sees the band return to their peerless back catalogue to reinterpret thirteen of their most beloved songs with ‘strings and things’, alongside the new tracks HOW FAR and THE SOMNAMBULIST. Recorded at The Dog House.

The album will be released via BMG in the following formats:

Limited double picture disc; available from the band’s online store only

Limited luminous double vinyl; available from HMV and independent shops only

Standard double heavyweight vinyl; cassette; CD; and all digital platforms

THE STARS, THE OCEANS & THE MOON can be pre-ordered here:

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN follow up May’s sold out tour of the UK with a further series of UK dates this autumn to coincide with the album release, as follows:


Fri 12 DUBLIN Olympia

Sun 14 WARRINGTON Parr Hall

Mon 15 CARDIFF St David’s Hall

Tue 16 READING Hexagon

Thu 18 LONDON Palladium

Sat 20 NORTHAMPTON Derngate

Sun 21 WARWICK Arts Centre

Mon 22 YORK Barbican

The last remaining tickets for the UK dates can be bought here:

Following these shows, the band play a short European tour before heading off on an extensive North American tour.


PALE WAVES have released ONE MORE TIME, the latest single to be taken from the band’s highly anticipated debut album, MY MIND MAKES NOISES, released on 14 September through Dirty Hit. The album also features the singles THERE’S A HONEY, TELEVISION ROMANCE, KISS and EIGHTEEN.

The album release comes ahead of the band’s UK, Europe and North American headline tours, including their biggest headline to date at London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. Full UK dates, including a series of special instore shows, are below. Tickets are on sale now at:


Fri 14 LONDON Rough Trade East | Instore @ 7.00pm

Sat 15 HANLEY HMV | Signing Only @ 11.00am

Sat 15 NOTTINGHAM Rough Trade | Instore @ 3.00pm

Sun 16 BRISTOL Rough Trade | Instore @ 3.00pm

Mon 17 GLASGOW HMV | Instore @ 12.00pm

Mon 17 NEWCASTLE HMV | Instore @ 5.30pm

Tue 18 MANCHESTER HMV | Instore @ 12.00pm

Wed 19 SOUTHAMPTON Vinilo | Instore @ 12.30pm

Wed 19 KINGSTON Pryzm @ 7.30pm

Thu 20 PORTSMOUTH Pie & Vinyl | Instore @ 2.30pm

Thu 20 BRIGHTON Resident | Instore @ 6.30pm


Sat 22 NEWCASTLE Boiler Shop

Sun 23 SHEFFIELD Foundry

Mon 24 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy

Tue 25 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy

Thu 27 LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire



Mon 01 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Tue 02 SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall

Wed 03 BRISTOL O2 Academy

Fri 05 BELFAST Elmwood Hall

Sat 06 CORK Cyprus Avenue

Sun 07 LIMERICK Dolan’s Warehouse

Mon 08 DUBLIN Academy


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