BLACK MARBLE shares moving new single 'Ceiling' + adds 2022 tour dates

An infectious and dreamlike second offering from the forthcoming full-length.

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Photograph by Ashley Leahy

The Chris Stewart-led Black Marble is gearing up for the arrival of his fourth full-length, Fast Idol, on October 22nd via the always consistent Sacred Bones Records, complete with an intriguing cover open to various interpretations. As we inch closer to the release date, Stewart shares Ceiling as another taste of the vibrance that awaits. The track's stunning synth melodies come alive with a lyric video edited by Alana-Marie French, capturing the uplifting essence of Black Marble's hymns. You can't help but let the rhythm pulse through your body as you sway your head in congruence with Stewart's soothing vocals. Bigger Than Life (2019) set a high mark for the musician's compositional prowess, but as it stands, Fast Idol continues and further expands upon Black Marble's prominence in the synth laden ranks. Those keen to experience the album via the live setting will have opportunities to do so from this fall onward with Black Marble adding new dates for a robust touring schedule (see below).

Chris Stewart comments:


“‘Ceiling’ is about the persistence of memory and the fear of starting to lose the plot on what’s happening. When you talk to people these days, there's a pervasive sense that we’ve lost a sense of shared reality and yet you never hear anyone indict themselves as being responsible. So this song just deals with the paranoia of thinking like, ok, what if it’s not them it's me? Or what if it's not me now, but inevitably it one day will be? And does it matter? ‘In silence for the words we leave behind’ is about holding onto meaning, but not any one idea, just the hope that it persists. It's a recitation to ward off the thought that we'll return in another time and be unable to understand the plights of the day, or parse any of the ambiguity that exists between people.”


Black Marble Tour Dates


10/23 - Bournemouth, ENG - Anvil

10/24 - Cardiff, WAL - Club Ifor Bach

10/25 - Milton Keynes, ENG - Craufurd Arms

10/26 - Hull, ENG - The Adelphi

10/27 - Edinburgh, SCT - Mash House

10/28- Glasgow, SCT - Stereo

10/29- Dundee, SCT - Hunter S Thompson

10/31 - Newcastle, ENG - Anarchy Brewing Company

11/01 - Chester, ENG - Live Rooms

11/02 - Oxford, ENG - O2 Academy

11/03 - St. Albans, ENG - The Horn

11/05 - Bath, ENG - Moles

11/06 - London, ENG - Moth Club

11/07 - Hebden Bridge, ENG - Trades Club

11/08 - Blackpool, ENG - Bootleg Social

11/09 - Liverpool, ENG - EBGB's

11/06 - London, UK - Moth Club

11/12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Tickets

11/14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Tickets

11/13 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts - Tickets

11/16 - Denver, CO - HQ. - Tickets

11/18 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall - Tickets

11/19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater - Tickets

04/01 Merleyn, Nijmegen, NL

04/02 Botanique, Brussels, BE

04/03 Rotown, Rotterdam, NL

04/04 Kiff, Aarau, CH

04/05 Magnolia, Milan, IT

04/06 Ampere, Munich, DE

04/07 Dürer Kert, Budapest, HU

04/08 Underdogs, Prague, CZ

04/09 Żaczek, Krakow, PL

04/10 Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, PL

04/11 X120, Vilnius, LT

04/12 Sveta Bar, Tallinn, EE

04/13 Kuudes Linja, Helsinki, FIN

04/16 Musikens Hus, Gothenburg, SE

04/17 Loppen, Copenhagen, DK

04/18 Hafenklang, Hamburg, DE

04/19 Ekko, Utrecht, NL

04/20 Bumann & Sohn, Cologne, DE

04/21 UT Connewitz, Leipzig, DE

04/22 Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE

04/23 Hafen 2, Offenbach, DE

04/25 Forum, Tunbridge Wells, UK

04/26 Fabric, London, UK

04/27 The Lanes, Bristol, UK

04/28 Workman's Club Dublin, IE

04/29 Ulster Sports Club, Belfast, UK

05/02 Leadmill, Sheffield, UK

05/03 Bodega, Nottingham, UK

05/04 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK

05/05 Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK

05/06 YES, Manchester, UK

05/07 Green Door Store, Brighton, UK

05/09 Trabendo, Paris, FR


Experience Ceiling below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.