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Into the Ark to release Valencia EP in June

The duo are also touring extensively throughout 2018.

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Into the Ark will release new EP Valencia on 22nd June 2018 through Blackwood Records.

The EP’s lead track Caroline is available to download and stream now. The EP was mastered by Pete Maher (U2/The Killers/Noel Gallagher/Lana Del Rey) and written by Into the Ark’s Taylor Jones and Dane Lloyd.

They recorded it with Dani Castelar (Paolo Nutini/Emeli Sande) earlier this year at a residential studio in the hills and orange groves above Valencia.

“We’d never spent proper time in a studio before, working with one producer,” says Dane. “The aim was to keep our sound as raw as possible, and that’s what Dani did. A lot of the songs were recorded live, old school, sometimes in one take. We had guests come in to jam, including some Spanish drummers. It was an incredible experience!”

The EP features 5 tracks including live favourite No Place Like Home, which pays homage to the duo’s home of Blackwood in the Valleys of South Wales. Better Than Never At All, a track the guys wrote while busking in their teens, will be released ahead of the EP on 15th June 2018.

The track listing for the Valencia EP is:

1. No Place Like Home
2. Caroline
3. Better Than Never At All
4. Good Lord
5. Don’t Roll your Eyes

Into the Ark have a busy touring schedule in 2018 supporting their The Voice UK mentor Sir Tom Jones on an extensive 20-date tour of the US in May/June before returning to play the UK with Sir Tom and perform at summer festivals.

Into the Ark’s full list of US, Europe and Uk dates are:

May

1st – Bardavon Opera House – Poughkeepsie, New York
2nd – Sands Centre, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
4th – Bergen Arts Centre, New Jersey
5th – Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut
6th – MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland
9th – Hippodrome, Baltimore, Maryland
11th – Opera House, Detroit, Michigan
12th – House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois
13th – House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois
16th – Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, Texas
17th – Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, Texas
19th – Paradise Cove, Tulsa, Oklahoma
21st – The Pavillion, Irving, Texas
24th – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
25th – Fantasy Springs, Indio
26th – The Bowl, Santa Barbara
29th – The Masonic, San Francisco
30th – The Mountain Winery, Saratoga

June

1st – Paramount Theatre, Seattle
2nd – Queens Elizabeth Theatre, British Columbia, Canada
26th – Roemersteinbruch, Sankt Margarethen, Austria
28th – Kunst!Rasen, Bonn, Germany

July

4th – Greenwich Music Time, Greenwich, London, UK
6th – Euston Park, Thetford, UK
8th – Englefield House, Reading, UK
12th – Ragley Hall, Alcester, UK
13th – Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, UK
15th – Powderham Castle, Exeter, UK
15th – Citadel Festival, London, UK
18th – Stansted Park, Chichester, UK
19th – Chester Racecourse, Chester, UK
21st – Emsland Arena, Lingen, Germany
22nd – Belvoir Castle, Grantham, UK

August

4th – Schlossgarten, Schetzingen, Germany
6th – Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, UK
18th – Portstock Festival, Newport, UK
19th – Hardwick Live Festival, Sedgefield, UK
25th – Camper Calling, Warwickshire, UK

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