STAGES i Review

In the “i” newspaper today. Yes, real print press! Remember that!!!

This is getting silly now. 4 starz across the board. When do we get our “Universal Acclaim” sticker from Metacritic? 😉
Seriously though, thanks to all the journos who’ve taken the time to dig deep and get what this record is about, and given us any sort of exposure. For a band who’ve been around the block, we get that it’s boring and there’s younger, more snazzy groops out there. We get it all. So thanks ❤ xxx

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Electric Soft Parade STAGES and French Tour

To our dear fans old and new all across the planet (literally) Alex and I are DELIGHTED to announce the worldwide release of Stages, our 5th album together. It is yours today and for all time (and available to stream in full at Bandcamp NOW) – have it!

This record has taken us from blistering highs to unimaginable lows and back again more times than we can even remember, but we knew this record had to be made and we took our sweet time getting it right. The numbers seem to vary depending on the source but it took something in the region of seven years, nine studios and the kind of determination and steel few bands possess. Would we ever let you down? Would. We. Fuck.

Today we give this most precious, personal work to the world – a final, joyous act of letting go in the arduous, labyrinthine, revelatory process of grief. With love and light, from us to you.

Listen now: https://chordorchard.bandcamp.com/album/stages

We can also confirm the group will return to France for five shows in May of this year. We are absolutely stoked that we will finally return to Paris. The thought brings a tear to the eye. The first city outside of the UK to let ESP into their hearts. We haven’t forgotten you ♥️🇨🇵

Dates are as follows:

6th – Montpellier ROCKSTORE (w/ Le Superhomard)
7th – Arthez de Bearn LE PINGOUIN ALTERNATIF
8th – Sainte Bazeille LE 180
10th – Saint Lô AU HASARD DES RUES
11th – Paris PETIT BAIN

Many thanks again for the endless love and support we’ve felt from all of you this past couple of years, as we steadied our ship and got this material ready. Your love has pulled us through some of the hardest times we’ve experienced as a group, but here we are, on the other side. Truly, we could never thank you enough.

With love and gratitude, Thomas and Alex

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