The Miserable Rich, New Single “On A Certain Night”

Released 24th October 2011 (Humble Soul)

“Music that could be the soundtrack to a nursery rhyme written by Tim Burton” – Bearded Magazine

“So heartbreakingly beautiful, it reduces everybody who listens to it to tears” - NME

On A Certain Night is the first single from The Miserable Rich’s forthcoming album Miss You in the Days.

Taking as its themes ghost stories, sex and death, the album was recorded in February this year, in some of the most haunted houses in Britain – including the Jacobean palace Blickling Hall, the birthplace of Ann Boleyn. According to local legend her headless ghost returns there each year on the anniversary of her execution.

Lyrically, On A Certain Night is a tale of possession – both sexual and supernatural. Lead singer James de Malplaquet’s first love told him how she was possessed by a spirit in the form of a light that would appear in her room, enter her body and tell her what to do...

Some years later while writing the album, de Malplaquet was struck by the sexual nature of possession, and how someone hearing moaning at night might come to very different conclusions about what they were hearing - if they were in a haunted house, as opposed a hotel room.

He was also struck by the power and dominance of a spirit that cannot be kept in bounds by physical restraints. As James says “the problem with ghosts is, you can’t just lock them out”.

On A Certain Night reflects the more dynamic, edgier sound of the new album, bursting with hooks and bags of energy, with the band's trademark plaintive violin, cello and double bass joined by guitars, charango and drums.

On A Certain Night is released on 24th October, the album ‘Miss You in the Days’ follows at Halloween.

Catch The Miserable Rich Live:

Wed 14th September The Old Queens Head, Islington, London
Sat 17th September Southsea Festival, Portsmouth
Sat 17th September Acoustica Festival, Exeter
Fri 30th September Sound & Vision Festival @ Hog In Armour, Norwich
Sat 29th October Westminster Library, London

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Ben Allen at BAM! +44 7884 368 168  + 44 20 3397 0947 


September 16, 2011 2:25pm ET by BAM Music Marketing  

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