The Last Dinner Party Release Debut Album ‘Prelude To Ecstasy’

The Last Dinner Party are excited to release their critically acclaimed debut album, Prelude To Ecstasy.

The album quickly follows the band’s first BRIT Award, winning the Rising Star Award, and picking up BBC Radio 1’s Sound of 2024 in January too.

The Last Dinner Party on their album: “Ecstasy is a pendulum which swings between the extremes of human emotion, from the ecstasy of passion to the sublimity of pain, and it is this concept which binds our album together. This is an archeology of ourselves; you can exhume our collective and individual experiences and influences from within its fabric. We exorcised guitars for their solos, laid bare confessions directly from diary pages, and summoned an orchestra to bring our vision to life.”

“It is our greatest honour and pride to present this offering to the world, it is everything we are.”

At the turn of 2023, The Last Dinner Party was little more than a new name being shared amongst those that had caught them live. Great songs, strong aesthetic. Having spent much of 2022 writing those songs, road-testing them, and then taking them into the studio, it wasn’t until April when the band released the instantly more-ish, dark guitar-pop of “Nothing Matters” that seemingly everyone had now formed an opinion on them. It was an introduction that took the online world by storm, and yet behind all the excitement and narrative was a fantastically confident indie-rock song by a band doing it the old-fashioned way, out on the road.

Following a heady first-on performance to a packed crowd at the new Woodsies tent at Glastonbury, The Last Dinner Party released “Sinner,” another gloriously infectious, leftfield pop song that fuelled the fully-formed zeitgeist and set the band up for a summer that replicated that success of Glastonbury with uncomfortably packed tents ensuing at the likes of Green Man, Reading & Leeds, Latitude and End of the Road (interspersed with support slots to the likes of Florence & The Machine, Lana Del Rey and First Aid Kit). It was a breakthrough summer for one of the most talked about new British acts in years, delivering on all that early promise emphatically.

Concentrating on their own headline shows, the band skipped confidently from venue to venue, playing to bigger rooms and on wider stages. Shows sold out and shows were upgraded. In London alone, the band have moved from sell-out dates at Moth Club to Camden Assembly, Oslo to two nights at EartH, and now move on to the 3000 capacity Roundhouse on the eve of album release which has already sold out. Crucially, it’s not just London where the band finds its early fans, but right across the UK and into America too, with all five debut shows selling out several weeks in advance – and plenty more now announced and selling out quickly.

The band often set a themed dress code for the shows, with many fans relishing the task of rising to the request and donning their finery for a night with their new heroes.

But this is no case of style over substance. The release of their third single, “My Lady Of Mercy,” an almost gothic, haunting rock song, and now with this atmospheric and anthemic ballad, “On Your Side,” the band’s songwriting is testament to all the buzz and excitement already accumulated. As it should be. Rather than wilt under the spotlight, they’ve arguably become a tighter, stronger unit because of it.

The Last Dinner Party are: Abigail Morris – vocals / Aurora Nishevci – keys / Emily Roberts – lead guitar/flute / Georgia Davies – bass / Lizzie Mayland – guitar

LIVE: In-Store/Out Store Dates:
February 2nd – Pryzm, Kingston (in association with Banquet Records) SOLD OUT
February 3rd – Rough Trade East, London (afternoon show) SOLD OUT
February 3rd – Rough Trade East, London (evening show) SOLD OUT
February 5th – Resident Records, Brighton SOLD OUT
February 6th – HMV, Manchester SOLD OUT
February 7th – HMV Vault, Birmingham SOLD OUT
February 8th – Rough Trade, Bristol SOLD OUT
February 11th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (in association with Crash Records) SOLD OUT

Headline Dates (Europe/US/Mexico/Canada):
February 16th – Gretchen, Berlin SOLD OUT
February 17th – LUXOR, Cologne SOLD OUT
February 19th – Melkweg OZ, Amsterdam SOLD OUT
February 20th – La Maroquinerie, Paris SOLD OUT
February 21st – Le Botanique, Brussels SOLD OUT
February 23rd – Mascotte Club, Zürich SOLD OUT
February 25th – Santeria Toscana 31, Milan
February 26th – Grelle Forelle, Vienna SOLD OUT
March 4th – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge (BRITs Week War Child Show) SOLD OUT
March 19th – Lunario, Mexico City
March 21st – Scoot Inn, Austin
March 22nd – The Studio at The Factory, Dallas
March 24th – Royale, Boston
March 26th – Webster Hall, New York
March 27th – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn
March 29th – Studio TD, Montreal
March 30th – The Concert Hall, Toronto
March 31st – The Majestic Theatre, Detroit
April 2nd – Newport Music Hall, Columbus
April 4th – First Avenue, Minneapolis
April 5th – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee
April 9th – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland
April 10th – Hollywood Theatre, Vancouver
April 11th – The Showbox, Seattle
April 13th – Coachella Festival, Indio
April 14th – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix
April 16th – Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco
April 20th – Coachella Festival, Indio
May 29th – June 2nd – Primavera Sound, Barcelona
June 6th – June 8th – Primavera Sound, Porto
June 22nd – Hurricane Festival, ScheeBel
June 23rd – Southside Festival, Neuhausen ob Eck
July 5th– July 7th – Down The Rabbit Hole, Ewijk
July 6th – Rock Werchter, Rotselaar
July 12th – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
July 31st– The Truman, Kansas City
August 2nd – Hinterland Music Festival, Saint Charles, IA
August 6th – Gothic Theatre, Englewood
August 7th – The Complex, Salt Lake City

NEW UK/Ireland Autumn Tour:
23rd September – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
24th September – O2 Academy, Leeds
25th September – Octagon Centre, Sheffield 27th September – The LCR, UEA, Norwich
28th September – The Engine Shed, Lincoln 29th September – Tramshed, Cardiff
1st October – O2 Academy, Birmingham
2nd October – Rock City, Nottingham
4th October – O2 Academy, Bristol
5th October – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
7th October – 3Olympia, Dublin
10th October – O2 Academy, Glasgow
11th October – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester 12th October – Mountford Hall, Liverpool
14th October – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
16th October – Eventim Apollo, London