Self Esteem today shares another cut from her forthcoming second album Prioritise Pleasure in the shape of her undeniable new single ‘Moody’. The anthemic rhythmic flourishes of funk-pop on ‘Moody’ are paired with some of her sharpest, wittiest lyricism to date: “sexting you at the mental health talk seems counterproductive…” and has enraptured crowds on its first live outings at shows across the summer.
Of the new track, Self Esteem adds: “Moody is a song about reclaiming being a moody cow. My whole life I’ve been referred to as mardy (northern for moody) but lately I’ve been realising as a woman in this world, especially as a woman in the music industry, of fucking course I’m moody! It’s such a slog even getting heard, every day shitting yourself about your safety, the societal expectations. I’d love to be sweet and happy go lucky but I’m afraid I’m too tired to be most of the time. “
Today Self Esteem also announces a brand new run of UK tour dates, set to take place in February and March 2022. The tour includes eight dates across the country, taking in London’s Forum and concludes with a hometown show at Sheffield’s Octagon. Presale tickets will be available for 24 hours from 9am BST on 20th September, with general sale from 9am on 21st September. See below for a full list of tour dates.
Before the end of 2021, Self Esteem will embark on a 19 date UK tour across November with tickets for a select number of shows still available via https://www.selfesteem.
Due for release on Friday 22nd October via Fiction Records, Self Esteem’s sophomore album Prioritise Pleasure features the acclaimed singles ‘Prioritise Pleasure’, ‘How Can I Help You’ and ‘I Do This All The Time,’ which made the Radio 1 and 6 Music playlists and was the subject of a much talked-about performance on Later… With Jools Holland.
SELF ESTEEM UK TOUR DATES
1st November – Fleece, Bristol (SOLD OUT)
2nd November – Wylam Brewery, Newcastle
3rd November – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (SOLD OUT)
4th November – O2 Academy, Oxford (SOLD OUT)
6th November – The Bongo Club, Edinburgh
7th November – Audio, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
9th November – The Workmans Club, Dublin
10th November – Gorilla, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
11th November – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds (SOLD OUT)
12th November – The Leadmill, Sheffield (SOLD OUT)
14th November – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich (SOLD OUT)
15th November – Sub 89, Reading
16th November – The Joiners, Southampton (SOLD OUT)
17th November – Heaven, London (SOLD OUT)
19th November – Elsewhere, Margate (SOLD OUT)
20th November – Patterns, Brighton (SOLD OUT)
23rd November – Phoenix, Exeter
24th November – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham (SOLD OUT)
25th November – Metronome, Nottingham (SOLD OUT)
28th February – The Parish, Huddersfield
1st March – St Lukes, Glasgow
2nd March – Stylus, Leeds
3rd March – CHALK, Brighton
4th March – Trinity, Bristol
23rd March – Cathedral, Manchester
24th March – The Forum, London
25th March – Octagon, Sheffield