Lional are to release new track “Daylight Hours” on Friday April 26th 2019.

‘Daylight Hours’ is the first single of 2019 from Inverness alt-rock quartet Lional. Recorded at Yellow Arch studios in Sheffield with Richard Hawley bass player and producer Colin Elliot, ‘Daylight Hours’ is an uptempo but melancholic groover that draws musical inspiration from Remain In Light era Talking Heads with postmodern lyrical themes. The release coincides with a headline tour of Scotland before the band return home to support Noel Gallagher at his 15,000 capacity Inverness performance.

Formed in early 2014, LIONAL signed to independent record label IMOUT Records and released their debut single ‘Season of Salt’ in winter 2015. This also coincided with no less than 3 of their songs featuring in the top 20 of The Herald Scotland’s top 100 Scottish songs of 2015 with the aforementioned ‘Season of Salt’ being the highest entry at number 11.

2016 saw the band nominated as best newcomer at the annual Scottish Alternative Music Awards, continued support from BBC Radio Scotland and Amazing Radio and also inclusion in Vic Galloway’s 25 bands to watch and Jim Gellatly’s 10 picks for 2016 in The Scottish Sun. This year also saw the band venture out internationally after being selected to perform at renowned music industry showcase MUSEXPO in California.

The band followed this up with the release of their second single & Double A- side ‘Lonely So Long / Black Magik’ to critical acclaim in Oct that year. The band then spent the first half of 2017 writing and rehearsing new material, culminating in studio sessions with producer Colin Elliot again at the Yellow Arch studios in Sheffield. The band released the anthemic ‘Moonlight’ & ‘Dark Sunglasses’ from these sessions in 2018, showcasing a marked progression in their sound and follow this up with release of new single ‘Daylight Hours’ on Friday.

This is shaping up to be a busy summer for the band and you’ll have the chance to catch them at least three times in the Inverness area between now and August. A headline gig at the Ironworks is followed by that prestigious support slot with Noel Gallagher in June and another visit to Belladrum in August.

If you do somehow miss the chance to see them then keep an eye on Inverness Gigs for reviews and photos in the future.

Scottish Tour Dates

FRI 3RD MAY THE IRONWORKS INVERNESS

SAT 4TH MAY SKINANDI’S THURSO

SAT 11TH MAY THE GARAGE (ATTIC BAR) GLASGOW

SUN 12TH MAY THE VOODOO ROOMS EDINBURGH

SAT 8TH JUNE BUGHT PARK INVERNESS

The single can be streamed and/or bought from all good streaming sites from the 26th of April.

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