The Pierces are sisters, singers, and songwriters. They have a past that hints at dark secrets, casting spells, and stormy relationships with lovers and record labels alike.Although The Pierces were receiving some long awaited recognition, years of struggling and frustration led Allison and Catherine to nearly breakup the band.
Then a fateful phone call turned everything around for them – Guy Berryman of Coldplay had heard their music and wanted to work with them. Berryman and Grammy Award winning producer Rik Simpson had recently started their own production company, The Darktones and decided The Pierces should be their first project.They recorded half of the record in London in Coldplay’s studio and half in New York City, where the girls’ still live. It is evident in the new album that the girls have experienced a kind of awakening.
The sound is more confident and honed with big, sweeping melodies and haunting, lush harmonies. The lyrics are beautiful and longing but spiked with the clever, witch-y darkness that gained them recognition on their previous album.
You & I features eleven stunning tracks; You’ll Be Mine, It Will Not Be Forgotten, Love You More, We Are Stars, Glorious, The Good Samaritan, Kissing You Goodbye, Close My Eyes, Space + Time, Drag You Down and I Put Your Records On.
The Pierces ‘You & I’
Album to be released on Polydor 30th May 2011
Ahead of a packed summer of festival appearances The Pierces head out on a UK tour in June:
Wed 8th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thu 9th Leeds Cockpit
Sat 11th Manchester Ruby Lounge
Sun 12th Birmingham HMV Library
Mon 13th Bristol Thekla
Wed 15th London Bush Hall
Tickets are £10.00 (£12.00 London) – on sale now
www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051