Autobahn share their new single ‘Execution/Rise’ announce new album ‘This Moral Crossing’ and UK tour dates

By James Davenport

Leeds post-punk quintet Autobahn have shared their new single ‘Execution/Rise’, another standout from their upcoming second album ‘The Moral Crossing’.

Frontman Craig Johnson says of the bleakness of their latest cut:
“Actually, as a band, we’re more optimists,” he explains. “I don’t find talking about this stuff ‘dark’, but it’s stuff people don’t usually want to talk about—execution, rising from the dead, depression, feeling utterly lost and unsure where to go. To understand the moral crossing, to go one way or the other, and how it can change your life. For me, saying this stuff out loud gives the feeling that there’s a future.”

The album will be released by Tough Love Records on a selection of physical formats – including CD, a red vinyl pressing for indie stores, 100 red vinyl pressing with a poster available exclusively through Bandcamp / Tough Love Records and, finally, a 100 grey vinyl pressing only available for their hometown through Leeds record stores. The album is available to pre-order here.

“The first album hinted at emotion and feeling, but this record encapsulates that from the offset. The melancholic aspect of our music is often offset by an aggressive dissonance, but to me there’s also a romantic side to what we do, which isn’t always clear because of the 100mph drive of the band. That’s what we are exploring with this new album.” – says Craig.

Autobahn will follow the release of their album with a full UK tour:
04th – O2 – Oxford
05th – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds
08th – Louisiana – Bristol
09th – The Lexington – London
10th – The Joker – Brighton
11th – Heartbreakers – Southampton
16th – The Cookie – Leicester
17th – Record Junkee – Sheffield
18th – Undegun – Wrexham
22nd – Broadcast – Glasgow
23rd – Sneaky Pete – Edinburgh
24th – Ku Bar – Stockton-on-Tees
25th – The White Hotel – Manchester

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