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The Beat starring Dave Wakeling to release new LP via Absolute

London, 8th May 2018 The Beat starring Dave Wakeling is set to release an album of brand new music via Absolute Label Services.

The 13-track LP, titled Here We Go Love!, will be the first time a Dave Wakeling fronted Beat line-up has released new music since 1982.

It will hit shelves on May 25 2018, with Absolute providing a range of services including sales, marketing and distribution.

The first single from the album was How Can You Stand There?!, released on 6 April.

The Beat first hit the charts in 1979 and went on to earn five Top 10 singles with their first two albums peaking at No.3 in the charts.

The Beat starring Dave Wakeling will also tour the UK this year, kicking off in Manchester’s Club Academy on May 25 before playing for Radio 2 at the BBC Biggest Weekend in Scone Palace, Perth. From there they go to Wakefield, Newcastle and Glasgow, before hitting Liverpool’s O2 Academy2 on June 1 and then moving through Birmingham, Sheffield, Cork and Dublin before returning for London and Norwich. A trip back to Scotland will see the band visit Dunfermline and Aberdeen, and the last leg will take in Exeter, Cardiff and finally Brighton Concorde 2 on June 17.

Absolute Label Services Director Henry Semmence said: “We’re very happy to be assisting Dave Wakeling and the team at MAD MGMT in putting out this new music. Dave has built and maintained an impressive legacy over the years with a loyal and passionate following to boot. A studio album from The Beat starring Dave Wakeling is long overdue!”

MAD MGMT’s Sean Cooney said: “Henry showed a real passionate interest in putting the album out from the very minute he knew I was speaking to the major labels. After we eventually met and discussed what we wanted from this release, Absolute was the perfect partner.”

Founded in 1998, Absolute is one of the world’s most established independent label services companies. It has a varied client base of artists, managers and labels, having worked on high profile album releases from a wide range of artists –  Sigma, Steps, Def Leppard, Kim Wilde, 67, Ladyhawke, Newton Faulkner, McFly, Rick Parfitt and many more in recent years.

Absolute Label Services

Founded in 1998, Absolute is one of the world’s most established independent label services companies.