o emperor vitreous

O Emperor release their second album Vitreous next week, on Friday, June 14. ‘Contact’ is our second taster of the album, following ‘Holy Fool‘, and continues in a similar vein, along the lines of Tame Impala; not a bad thing. It’s really immediate, though the message of the song might get lost behind all the hooks. From the outset, Paul Savage declares that he needs a drink, later adding: “I never made no boat for the sea.” Pretty obvious what it’s about, right?. Still though, what an infectious chorus. You can download ‘Contact’ for free below. O Emperor have a number of live dates lined up for the summer, which you can see below.

O Emperor tour dates:
June 8 – Helium Festival, Longford;
June 14 – Tower in-store – Dublin 1pm;
June 15 – The Forum, Waterford;
June 20 – Bourkes, Limerick;
June 21 – Whelan’s, Dublin;
July 6 – Groove Festival, Wicklow;
Juny 12 – Half Moon, Cork;
July 27 – 5th on Teeling, Sligo;
August 3 – Spraoi Festival, Waterford.